Author: John Kraft

NEWTON, IL. (ECWd) - The Jasper County Community Unit School District #1 held its February 2018 monthly board meeting, which included the introduction of the District's 16 Illinois State Scholars. People's State Bank presented each Scholar with a well-deserved "Silver Eagle" Dollar coin. https://youtu.be/MwTV4viio3w?t=1m15s . Our work is funded entirely...

PAXTON, IL. (ECWd) - Below is video of the Ford County Board Meeting held on February 12, 2018. Topics for public comment included "Assessments" and "Wind Farm Ordinance" among others: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdAVbU09h24 The Edgar County Watchdogs, Inc., is an exempt 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization. Our work is funded entirely thru donations and...

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...

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,...