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June 18, 2024

Author: John Kraft & Kirk Allen

CAHOKIA, IL. (ECWd) - The Village of Cahokia just two months ago changed its meeting dates/times to coincide with the Commonfields of Cahokia Water District meetings to keep citizens from attending both meetings. Since the Chairman of the Water District and the Mayor of Cahokia and father...

DuPage Co., IL. (ECWd) - At today's DuPage County board meeting, I discussed board member compensation, and in particular, board member health insurance. Previously we had written about excessive compensation, FOIA request for compensation,  IMRF and Vehicle Allowances, DuPage County's initial refusal to provide health insurance participation payment...

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) - Governor Rauner signed HB 5683, which amends the Open Meetings Act to allow anyone to file a lawsuit for violations of the Open Meetings Act within 60 days of the Attorney General deciding to resolve an alleged violation thru a means other...

ORLAND PARK, IL. (ECWd) - Viewpoint discrimination and censorship are on full display at the Orland Park Public Library (OPPL), as staff ban a new book that was written about recent scandals and wrongdoing at the Orland Park Public Library. The OPPL has steadfastly refused to...

CAHOKIA, IL. (ECWd) - The "Emergency Order of Protection" filed by the felon employee of the Commonfields of Cahokia Water District against a local watchdog for expressing her opinions was denied for the "emergency" portion (see this article) a couple of weeks ago. Today was the hearing...

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) - Following up on a previous article (here) which could turn out to be a case of wrongful prosecution and conviction, the Illinois State Police Crime Lab has provided the DNA testing results from samples taken from the underwear provided following allegations of...

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