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February 4, 2023

Author: John Kraft & Kirk Allen

BLOOMINGTON, IL. (ECWd) - This past week, after a three-year delay, the Illinois Attorney General's Public Access Counselor has finally issued a determination of an alleged Open Meetings Act complaint filed by former Bloomington Councilman Judy Stearns. On November 15, 2013, Stearns, as councilman, was participating in...

METCALF, IL. (ECWd) - On June 2, 2016, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency issued a Warning Notice to the Village of Metcalf and its Water/Waste Water System. The Warning Letter complains of non-compliance with IEPA rules for not submitting Metcalf's "Discharge Monitoring Reports" for the periods of: ...

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) - On the last day of session, the House unanimously concurred with Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 to HB4630. This Bill to amend the Open Meetings Act has had unanimous support thru the entire process with comments from legislators such as "I can't believe elected...

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) - Over the past two years, a Federal Airport Grant was stopped THREE times: once due to a fraudulent grant application in which the former airport manager Jimmy Wells received a letter of appreciation for (even after it was known the grant application was...

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