Author: John Kraft & Kirk Allen

College pf DuPage (ECWd) - From the Illinois Herald: December 19, 2014 Accused DuPage Officials say they are like Holocaust Victims By Mark Wachtler December 19, 2014. Glen Ellyn, IL. (ONN) They’ve been caught funneling tens of millions of dollars to themselves and defrauding taxpayers and students in the...

HASKELL CO.  KANSAS We have previously reported on turbine failures, and here is another one that happened just this week: A wind turbine, built in 2014 (yes, this year) collapsed in Haskell County, Kansas on December 15, 2014. [caption id="attachment_17638" align="aligncenter" width="392"] Image from kwch.com[/caption]   Local news report on...

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) - On December 11, 2014, Theresa Michelle Smith, 55 years old, turned herself in on warrants issued out of Edgar County for two felony counts that include: Case Number: 14-CF-191 -Financial exploitation of elderly/disabled $300 - $5,000 -Financial exploitation of elderly/disabled $100,000 + No further information is...

VERMILION CO. (ECWd) - . Yes, this the FIFTH blade which we have become aware of in Invenergy's Vermilion County, Illinois project. . Let's reminisce: Remember when Invenergy's spokesperson said that "All defective blades were replaced this winter." on May 7th, 2014 over in Nebraska?  THEN, on May 8th (the...

MICHIGAN - From "Farmer's Exchange" - Published: Friday, December 12, 2014 After this year's hubbub over Right-to-Farm Act relevance to urban farming, Michigan Farm Bureau members fine-tuned their Right-to-Farm policies during their 95th annual meeting in Grand Rapids. Tasked with writing guidance for the organization in 2015 as...