Cook County

[caption id="attachment_36236" align="alignnone" width="190"] Amy Connolly[/caption] Tinley Park, Illinois On May 1st, 2017, the Village of Tinley Park filed a scathing federal lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Eastern Division) against erstwhile Planning Director Amy Connolly for deliberate breach of...

WHEELING, IL. (ECWd) - During the Wheeling Village Council meeting on May 1, 2017, a resident questioned the suspicious timing of a gift of public property to a developer, and the timing of the paying off of former Mayor Argiris' home just days prior to it's foreclosure/Sheriff's sale. Deborah...

Rosemont, Illinois and Rolling Meadows, Illinois (ECWd) - This seems to be the standard for a public body - pay an attorney to answer simple Freedom of Information Act requests, and then complain later about how much the FOIA requests are costing the public. The real issue...

Orland Park, Illinois On April 4th 2017, fed-up voters in both Orland Park and Tinley Park toppled longstanding political regimes that have been embroiled in one scandal or another for the last several years. This regime change was a direct result of citizens using the Freedom of...

Cook Co. (ECWd) -  We first reported on Country Club Hills Fire Department January 23, 2017, regarding possible pornography on fire department computers and the fact the public body was sanctioned for violating court orders. Now the story only gets worse.  According to transcripts and pleadings...

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