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SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) - Governor Rauner signed HB 5683, which amends the Open Meetings Act to allow anyone to file a lawsuit for violations of the Open Meetings Act within 60 days of the Attorney General deciding to resolve an alleged violation thru a means other...

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...

Springfield, IL (ECWd) - We are urging Governor Rauner to Veto Senate Bill 212 based on evidence that the key person behind it has violated the law. LaSalle County State's Attorney Brian Towne has pushed for SB212 to pass and by all indications, our legislatures were...

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) - On June 30, 2016, Gov. Rauner signed HB4630 which made a change to the Illinois Open Meetings Act. Jeanne Ives was the Chief Sponsor in the House, along with Sponsor Peter Breen and others, with Michael Connelly as Chief Sponsor in the Senate. It...

Ottawa, IL (ECWd) - We ask that the Governor VETO SB212 as all indications are this is nothing more than a method-of-cover being set in place for La Salle County State's Attorney Brian Towne.  Many people in this country are waking up and realizing how...

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) - Edgar County Watchdogs’ Kirk Allen — Bishop On Air May 20, 2016 Leave a reply In the aftermath of revelations Auditor General Frank Mautino faces a federal investigation, Edgar County Watchdogs’ Kirk Allen joins Bishop to provide reaction: Listen to the audio here: ...

The Illinois Auditor General is under investigation by the Illinois State Board of Elections for questionable campaign expenditures.  There have been numerous articles written concerning Mautino’s campaign fund.  Some of the notable problems include over $250,000 in payments to a bank for campaign expenses for...

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) - A Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit was filed today in the 5th Judicial Circuit Court, Edgar County, against the Office of the Auditor General.  Also named in the suit is Frank Mautino, the current Auditor General. According to the complaint, Mautino failed to...

Edgar Co. (ECWd) - May 9th, 2016, the Edgar County Watchdogs, filed suit against the Illinois Arts Council Agency for allegedly violating the Freedom Of Information Act.  This state agency is under the leadership of Shirley Madigan, who is listed as their Chair on the...