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SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) - The Edgar County Watchdogs and the Illinois Policy Institute have submitted a joint friend-of-the-court brief, Amici Curiae, to the Supreme Court of Illinois in the case of Institute For Justice v. Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. The joint brief urges...

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) - A complaint was filed with the Illinois Governor's Office of the Executive Inspector General ("OEIG") complaining about: IDOT Chief Counsel's wrongful interpretation of state law IDOT Chief Counsel's lack of a definitive ruling base on established law Edgar County Board's failure to...

EFFINGHAM, IL. (ECWd) - According to 979 XFM, Effingham Mayor Jeff Bloemker has resigned his position with the Illinois Department of Corrections. He was appointed to the position of CEO of Illinois Correctional Industries by Gov. Rauner. XFM says Bloemker provided a written statement saying in part...

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) - Today, Governor Rauner signed the Local Government Travel Expense Control Act (read it here) which is meant to scale back on the lavish expenses incurred by public officials under the guise of "official business". The LGTECA requires school districts, community college districts, and...

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