Author: John Kraft

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...

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,...