Author: John Kraft

LIVINGSTON CO, IL. (ECWd) - Last Friday, another turbine caught fire in Livingston County, Illinois. It was close in location to the turbine fire from last summer (here) and part of Iberdrola Renewable's Streator Cayuga Ridge project There were high winds at the time, and local fire departments...

Chicago, IL. (ECWd) - The Edgar County Watchdogs were once again on the Joe Walsh Show this evening. Listen to the podcast here starting at about the 49 minute 15 second mark: http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/247944053-am560theanswer-the-joe-walsh-show-february-19-2016.mp3 Please consider a donation to the Edgar County Watchdogs. [wp_eStore_donate id=1] ...

College of DuPage (ECWd) - Update on the lawsuit: According to court records, Plaintiffs voluntarily withdrew their case against Kathy Hamilton this morning in DuPage court. Judge Popejoy recused himself and Judge Sutter will be the one to hear the case. Schedule is set, with oral argument set for May 6th...

Plainfield, IL. (ECWd) - Plainfield Fire Department purchases have been the subject of previous articles for its us of the Foreign Fire Tax Fund on Christmas gifts, PFD Trustee Reynold's conflict of interest, and another Foreign Fire Tax article. This article will look at credit card purchases between...

DeKalb, IL. (ECWd) - In our previous article entitled "NIU’s IT Director, James Fatz, used NIU equipment in for-profit private business – " we wrote about James Fatz' use of Northern Illinois University software in a private for-profit business, according to court records. We are in possession of documents where he indicated to...