Author: John Kraft

ROCK ISLAND COUNTY, IL. (ECWd) - This morning, I filed a second complaint alleging James Bohnsack is disqualified from serving as Airport Authority Commissioner. After reviewing his 2018 Statement of Economic Interest, it revealed he was also an appointed Trustee of the Andalusia Fire Protection District -...

LISLE, IL. (ECWd) - Rafath Waheed pled guilty today to felony and perjury charges related to her election petitions submitted for candidacy as a College of DuPage Trustee for the 2017 election cycle. We had previously written about the petition challenge (here and here), her admitting (here),...

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) - I attended the April 24, 2018 Springfield Airport Authority Board of Commissioners meeting to provide public comment on our latest articles concerning alleged disqualification of two Commissioners - both for having a statutorily prohibited incompatibility office. We found the Authority conducted a professional...

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) - [caption id="attachment_44535" align="alignleft" width="124"] Rev. Dr. Eric Hansen[/caption] Just like his fellow board member Frank Vala, it is our belief that Mr. Eric Hansen is statutorily disqualified from serving as Commissioner of the Springfield Airport Authority. Section 5 of the Airport Authorities Act specifically...

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...