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March 3, 2024

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Effingham Co. (ECWd) - We alleged that the Effingham County Board, under the direction of Chairman Niemann, violated the Open Meetings Act multiple times by holding emergency meetings, which were not emergencies, discussed matters in closed session that were not qualified for closed session discussions, and...

Kankakee Co. (ECWd) - Once again the ignorance of the law amazes me and once again it comes out of Limestone Township and the newly illegally hired attorney. During this month's meeting, an attorney introduced himself and stated he was hired by Mr. Kramer to represent the...

Kankakee Co. (ECWd) - It appears the Highway Commissioner is receiving compensation not authorized as the law outlines, and thinks he can ignore the matter. From the Township Code: (60 ILCS 1/65-20)     (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 100-107)     Sec. 65-20. Road district treasurer; new...

WHEELING, IL. (ECWd) - The Illinois Open Meetings Act - a simple, easy to read document which codifies the public's right to speak at meetings, and to address their public officials during the public comment portion of open public meetings. (5 ILCS 120/2.06) (from Ch. 102, par. 42.06) ...

LINCOLN-WAY, IL. (ECWd) - On September 13, 2017, a Federal Grand Jury returned a six-count True Bill of Indictment against former Lincoln-Way School District Superintendent Lawrence Wyllie. We, the Edgar County Watchdogs, with help from local citizens, exposed these misdeeds more than 18 months ago: Click here...

MACOUPIN CO., IL. (ECWd) - Just a quick question for y'all: Is the same attorney representing Carlinville, Sawyerville, and Royal Lakes? Is Mayor DeMuzio giving classes to the Macoupin County Mayoral Association on how to keep public records from the public? It appears so, with all of them refusing...

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