Author: John Kraft & Kirk Allen

CHARLESTON, IL. (ECWd) - Governor Rauner fired him for basically being a racist, Attorney General Candidate Erika Harold still plans on attending his Coles County Lincoln Day Dinner and giving the key-note speech, and his fellow Coles County Republican Precinct Committeemen appear to be happy with...

CHARLESTON, IL. (ECWd) - The Bruce Rauner slate of candidates, Attorney General Candidate Erika Herald, State Representative Avery Borne, GOP Chairman Tim Schneider called for Jeanne Ives to remove a campaign video ad, citing it being sexist, racist, and homophobic.  We may find out if that...

ATLANTA, IL. (ECWd) - Two Atlanta Public Library District Trustees resigned from office. The first is Bill Thomas, the embattled trustee who had alleged conflicts of interest and other problems while serving as trustee. He testified under Oath that he resigned for the sole purpose of being able...

Carlinville, IL. (ECWd) - Statements to the Attorney General, when reviewing open records and open meetings complaints, should be sworn to under oath. The City of Carlinville replied to my complaint of alleged FOIA violations for their refusal to provide public records related to their appointed representative's...

TUSCOLA, IL. (ECWd) - We finally have a copy of the "Complaint" filed against Tuscola CUSD #301 Superintendent, and now candidate for Regional Office of Education Superintendent, Michael Smith. Last month I requested a copy of this letter from the Tuscola Schools FOIA Officer, Superintendent Michael Smith,...

CHRISMAN, IL. (ECWd) - More alleged electioneering using public resources. This time it is in a school building in Chrisman. In addition to the 6 School Superintendent's electioneering with public resources detailed in a previous article (here), we now find campaign signs for the Michael Smith for...

TUSCOLA, IL. (ECWd) - It has come to our attention that Michael Smith, current Superintendent of Tuscola School District, and Candidate for the Office of Superintendent of Regional Office of Education #11 has been busy using his school district email for electioneering purposes. Not only has he...