Author: John Kraft & Kirk Allen

NORMAL, IL. (ECWd) - Three days after we wrote about Bloomington-Normal Airport Authority Commissioner Beth Whisman's disqualification from that office, she chose to resign (see original article here). According to an article posted to WJBC's website (here), the Airport Authority's attorney gave a legal opinion that she...

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) - Paris High School conducted its Biennial exercise designed to give their juniors and seniors an eye-opening "experience" of what can happen when you choose to drink and drive. This exercise involved PCHS students as the actors, the Edgar County Coroner, Templeton Funeral Homes,...

OLIVER, IL. (ECWd) - During its April Board of trustees meeting, an email was circulated and discussion held detailing an alleged theft from the District by former office manager Lisa Rigdon, in which the auditing firm calculated a discrepancy of 170 hours overpayment in the form...

OLIVER, IL. (ECWd) - The Clark-Edgar Rural Water District, during its April 2018 board meeting and briefly discussed water rates. During public comment, I urged them to charge new [service area] customers a rate commensurate with the cost of providing them with water service, instead of saddling the...

COLLINSVILLE, IL. (ECWd) - Collinsville Alderwoman Cheryl Brombolich entered into a settlement, in the amount of $200,000, in the lawsuit she filed against the City of Collinsville prior to her becoming an Alderwoman. It is well settled that a sitting member of the board of a local...

NORMAL, IL. (ECWd) -  [caption id="attachment_44306" align="alignleft" width="152"] Beth Whisman Photo from LinkedIn[/caption] Beth Whisman is an appointed Commissioner to the Bloomington-Normal Airport Authority. She is also an employee of the Town of Normal, Illinois. She is also on Bloomington's Downtown Signage Committee. See screenshot of her...

ROCK ISLAND CO, IL. (ECWd) - Edited to correct his first name, it is "JAMES" not John. Read the law. Find the qualifications for office. Appoint only those who are qualified. This is not rocket science, and qualifications for the office of Airport Authority Commissioner are spelled out in...