Author: John Kraft

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) - January 5, 2016 . State Continues Supporting Communities Dealing with Flood Impacts . SPRINGFIELD – Governor Bruce Rauner today added 11 counties to the state disaster declaration for widespread flooding. Those counties include Cass, Cumberland, Iroquois, Lawrence, Marion, Menard, Moultrie, Pike, Richland, Sangamon and Vermilion. . Last week,...

Chicago, IL. (ECWd) - Bloomington, Illinois' McLean County Board Chairman Matt Sorensen, former State Farm employee, named in federal indictment coming out of the Northern District of Illinois. The indictment, containing 14 pages and 8 Counts, claims that since 2004, Sorenson and co-workers submitted fraudulent invoices totaling over...

Westfield, NJ. (ECWd) - .  The Westfield Memorial Public Library Board of Trustees was sued on January 4, 2016 in Superior Court in New Jersey for allegedly violating that state’s open meetings act and improperly changing its established written policy regarding allowing pornography to be accessed on...

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) - According to a recent document dump from the Illinois Department of Transportation in relation to a Freedom of Information Act request about certain things happening at the District 5 IDOT Headquarters, it appears they are allowing a private business to utilize office...

Edgar Co., IL. (ECWd) - UPDATE: Dec. 28, 2015 - To clear up some misunderstandings, it is our position and belief that the county elected officials, other than the county board, were not aware insurance was not part of their compensation, and were actually told that...