Author: John Kraft & Kirk Allen

LYONS, IL. (ECWd) - Village President of Lyons, Illinois, Christopher Getty, apparently helped his father, former Lyons Mayor and convicted felon / ex-convict Kenneth Getty, throw his 77th birthday party on Sunday, June 3, 2018. In photographs submitted to us by a concerned citizen, it apparently shows...

CHARLESTON, IL. (ECWd) - During today's scheduled Hearing, Barry Wolfe, the former AAU Girls Basketball Coach from Martinsville, Il. appeared in custody and filed several Motions, one of them to Change Venue (move the trial to different court), a Motion to Suppress Statements, and a Motion...

SPRING VALLEY, IL. (ECWd) - More information has been made available in the arrest of Frank Mautino's wife, Lena Alfano, for battery on the night of May 19, 2018. She was charged with Class C Misdemeanor of battery, bodily harm. Case number 2018CM132 in Bureau County. Apparently, there...

OLIVER, IL. (ECWd) - In a stunning move during their May 2018 meeting, the majority of the Clark-Edgar Rural Water District Board of Trustees voted to increase their compensation by 50% - effective in June of 2018 (next month). The lone-wolf voting "no" was Lisa Thomas, from...

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) - We reported on this FOIA case when the Illinois Supreme Court granted our petition to file an Amicus Curiae Brief in support of plaintiff (read it here). Plaintiff Perry and the Institute for Justice filed a Freedom of Information Act request for public...

SPRING VALLEY, IL. (ECWd) - Lena M. Alfano, 54, wife of the current Illinois Auditor General and former State Representative Frank Mautino, was arrested last Saturday night according to mywebtimes.com. Spring Valley police were called to Jack's Tap at about 11:50 p.m. on a battery complaint. Alfano was...

SPRINGFIELD, IL (ECWd) - PRESS RELEASE from the LIBERTY JUSTICE CENTER Media contact: Diana Rickert 773-809-4403 BREAKING NEWS: Appellate Court orders Illinois auditor general back to Elections Board for hearing on alleged illegal campaign payments SPRINGFIELD (May 22, 2018) – Today a state appellate court ruled that the Illinois Board...

NAPERVILLE, IL. (ECWd) - Several weeks ago we notified DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin of a possible disqualification of one of the DuPage Airport Authority ("DAA") Commissioners. During a state-wide research project on Airport Authorities, we noticed that DAA Commissioner Juan Chavez was also appointed to...

Atlanta, IL. (ECWd) - In a letter dated October 6, 2017, and addressed to the Logan County State's Attorney's Office, the attorney, Phillip Lenzini, who wrote a quick email to Bill Thomas several months earlier, decided to make an attempt at justifying Thomas' actions as being...