Author: jmkraft

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...

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,...

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...

TUSCOLA, IL. (ECWd) - [caption id="attachment_42662" align="alignleft" width="411"] Our rendering of the Q & A[/caption] Yes, those are his words, not ours. Dr. Bobbi Mattingly is the current, and soon retiring, Regional Schools Superintendent of ROE #11.  Michael Smith is the School Superintendent in Tuscola and is campaigning...