Author: John Kraft

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) - While we await IDOT's letter to the Springfield Airport Authority in reference to Frank Vala's alleged disqualification from the office as Airport Authority Commissioner, I decided to check his Statement of Economic Interest. Sure enough, he filed a false statement by not answering...

Crystal Lake, IL. (ECWd) - [caption id="attachment_44483" align="alignleft" width="221"] CLPD Chairman Debbie Gallagher[/caption] While the Crystal Lake Park District wants to sell $3.5 million in Bonds for mostly routine maintenance items, capital projects, and other things, the Commissioners gift themselves perks and compensation in violation of the...

COLLINSVILLE, IL. (ECWd) - This is a public rebuttal of a public comment made by David Jerome, a Collinsville Alderman, and also an attorney. He commented on Facebook about the article entitled "Collinsville Alderwoman Cheryl Brombolich settled a lawsuit in contradiction with the law, receives $200,000"...

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...