Corruption

CHICAGO, IL. (ECWd) - Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Northern District of Illinois FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, March 6, 2020 Consultant Indicted for Allegedly Corruptly Offering Money to Illinois State Senator CHICAGO — A Chicago consultant has been indicted in federal court for allegedly corruptly offering money to an Illinois State...

United States (ECWd) - The Federal District Court issued their order today in the Sarah Palin Defamation case and even though you may not agree with what the New York Times printed, the federal courts have properly applied the well-established case law that should be taught...

KENDALL, CO., IL. (ECWd) - The Former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, John Dennis Hastert, has been sued in Kendall County Circuit Court for alleged Breach of Contract. According to the complaint, the contract in question was a verbal contract for $3.5 million in compensation...

LERNA, IL. (ECWd) - Don Pearcy, the unofficial now-former Village of Lerna President (maybe), tendered his "conditional resignation in a Special Meeting today, January 31, 2016. The problem is that the term of his "conditional" resignation resulted in the village trustees violating the Illinois Municipal Code due...

Edgar Co., IL. (ECWd) - With absolute disbelief that any person, or group of people, could be so wrong, I read the editorial in this week's Prairie Press on their assumption that "There is no conflict" in Sheriff Jeff Wood being on the Edgar County ETS...

Cahokia, IL. (ECWd) - Cahokia, Illinois' elected Village Clerk, Rich Dunkan, had his salary reduced so he could hire his wife, Debbie Dunkan, as his assistant. There is a provision in the Illinois Constitution, Article VII, Section 9 (b), which states: (b) An increase or decrease in...

Cahokia, IL. (ECWd) - An out-of-control Mayor and majority city council have been busy during the last few city council meetings having citizens arrested and using police to remove them from meeting when trying to exercise their statutory right of public comment during public meeting. This Mayor...

Clark-Edgar Rural Water District (ECWd) - I received a copy of the most recent audit and management letter from the Clark-Edgar Rural Water District ("CERWD") this past week and came across a disturbing "Note" in the audit. This "Note" basically stated that the district was under no...

ECWd - A few months ago, we reported on what we called bribing public officials, with promises of financial "donations" should they sign agreements that basically forced them and future board members into speaking in favor of Wind Farms and never speaking or acting against them. Our...

Springfield, IL. (ECWd) - Illinois State Representative Edward J. Acevedo (D) appears to be electioneering with state funds against Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump.  I am alleging that through the introduction of House Resolution 0761, which "Calls upon the Republican Party to publicly denounce Donald Trump for...