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February 5, 2023

Author: John Kraft & Kirk Allen

ATLANTA, IL. (ECWd) - We have previously reported on the Live and Learn Grant application, the Library's alleged contract for the purchase of the Union Hall building, and Trustee Bill Thomas' false statements of economic interests. On December 18, 2014, records indicate there were 2 separate contracts...

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) - Yesterday, Governor Bruce Rauner signed HB1896 into law. This Bill placed a cap on accumulation of Township funds, other than the Capitol Fund, to 2.5 times the average annual expenditure [of each fund] of the previous 3 fiscal years. House Sponsors were Reps Halbrook...

LaSalle County, IL. (ECWd) - A Special Prosecutor from the Illinois Office of the State's Attorney Appellate Prosecutor's Office was indicted on 17 felony counts yesterday in LaSalle County, Illinois - which arose out of his duties as State's Attorney. Download docket sheet (here), or view...

WHEELING, IL. (ECWd) - During this evening's Wheeling Village Trustee meeting, Mayor Horcher issued a Proclamation in support of the Constitution of the United States of America and celebration of Constitution Week. Yes! He advised "all citizens to reflect on all of their privileges and rights of...

OTTAWA, IL. (ECWd) - According to articles in MYWEBTIMES and the NEWS-TRIBUNE, former LaSalle County State's Attorney Brian Towne was indicted late this afternoon by a LaSalle County Grand Jury. Reports indicate the indictment consists of 17 Counts of Official Misconduct and Misapplication of Public Funds. Thirteen of...

ATLANTA, IL. (ECWd) - [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="194"] William "Bill" Thomas[/caption] This article is to explain the steps we believe were used by Trustee William Thomas and the other Atlanta Public Library District Board of Trustees to, in our opinion, pilfer and scam the State of Illinois...

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