Atlanta Public Library District

ATLANTA, IL. (ECWd) - During its November 16, 2017 Special Board Meeting, the Atlanta Library District voted to hire a new Attorney. The past Library District attorney resigned. Steven Mahrt, with Ancel-Glink in Bloomington is the new attorney for the Library District. Let's hope this new attorney reads...

Atlanta, IL. (ECWd) - ECWd has discovered that Randy Brooks, the Chairman of the Atlanta Public Library's Board of Library Trustees (and City of Atlanta employee) has filed false statements of economic interest ("SEI"). In his 2017 and 2016 SEIs, Randy Brooks marked "Not Applicable" to question...

ATLANTA, IL. (ECWd) - On review of past Atlanta Public Library District meeting minutes, it is evident the board was electioneering "using public funds, property or credit" in order to get the necessary votes to pass a tax referendum. How does the public feel about their...

ATLANTA, IL. (ECWd) - Unsurprisingly, we find more misdeeds committed by the Atlanta Public Library District. This one involves real estate taxes and the paperwork required to be submitted on an annual basis to the Logan County Supervisor of Assessments ("SoA"). Each year, local governments must submit a...

ATLANTA, IL. (ECWd) - After the Atlanta Library District's August 10, 2017 public meeting, I filed a Request for Review with the Illinois Attorney General's Public Access Counselor alleging the board violated the open meetings act by not publicly reciting the issue they were about to...