Author: John Kraft

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...

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) - The State Journal-Register reported (here) that Frank Vala was resigning as Woodside Township Trustee, "rather than go through a legal battle that could cost taxpayers money." Sounds good on the surface, doesn't it? First, any legal battle would not have cost the taxpayer anything,...

NEWTON, IL. (ECWd) - Once again, Jasper County School District is making up its own rules which we believe violate the letter and intent of the law. We wrote about it in a previous article (here) and now the Attorney General's Public Access Counselor is reviewing this...