Dishonest

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...

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...

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...

Clark Co., IL. (ECWd) - During the May 21, 2015 Clark County Park District Board of Commissioners meeting, Commissioner Joe Ewing was named the board chairman for the next year. This comes on the heals of a letter I had sent him regarding previously undiscovered information related...

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) - The other applicant for the Edgar County Airport Manager's position spoke during public comment at the county board study session held on April 13, 2015. I spoke about this a last month's county board meeting (here). He briefly went thru his experience with...

Illinois (ECWd) - On April 1, 2015 the Illinois Attorney General's Public Access Counselor issued a determination regarding a Freedom of Information request submitted for review almost 3 years ago. In an effort to share with the public the events surrounding the attempted cover up of criminal...

EDGAR CO. (ECWd) - As with may of the items we get involved with, it sometimes takes months or even years to finally come around to the point of satisfactory resolution. The Edgar County Airport is just another example of the time-consuming work the has not yet...