Author: John Kraft

HANOVER TOWNSHIP (ECWd) - On reviewing several of the board packets from Hanover Township, we noticed questionable expenditures from the township's general assistance fund.  For those not familiar with General Assistance, it is Public Aid administered by the Township. Since April of 2018 thru April of 2019,...

FREEPORT, IL. (ECWd) - In a report issued by the Chicago Office of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), it is clear the Freeport Housing Authority has major problems. HUD designated the Freeport Housing Authority as "Troubled" - which generally means that the...

PAXTON, IL. Hartke Engineering and Surveying is continually expanding and has a new second office location in Paxton. There is an open house this Friday afternoon in the new office. Please join him if you can. Humble Hog will be provided. [pdf-embedder url="https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Paxton-Open-House.pdf" title="Paxton Open House"]...

Cumberland Co., IL. (ECWd) - We first reported on the violence-laced text messages of Cumberland County Deputy Steve Carr (here) when he was placed on paid administrative leave pending the investigation. The investigation is now over and he was disciplined with an Oral Reprimand for Conduct Unbecoming...

McHenry County, IL. (ECWd) - When anonymous posters made comments to some of McHenry County Blog's articles referencing former McHenry County Clerk and current Judicial Candidate Mary McClellan, the candidate filed a pre-lawsuit Motion to identify the anonymous posters. The NW Herald took offense to the method...

Kane County, IL. (ECWd) - We published the recording of a McHenry County Sheriff's Deputy's offensive and intimidating phone call to a grieving mother (here) last week. Yesterday, Michael Volpe published an in-depth article on the timeline of events preceding that phone call, which ended in...