Illinois General Assembly

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) - Yesterday, Governor Bruce Rauner signed HB1896 into law. This Bill placed a cap on accumulation of Township funds, other than the Capitol Fund, to 2.5 times the average annual expenditure [of each fund] of the previous 3 fiscal years. House Sponsors were Reps Halbrook...

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) - 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) - We have received several tips that indicate State Rep Ron Sandack (R-Downers Grove) has resigned from office. This has also been reported by several news organizations. Sandack cited recent "cyber security issues" as his main reason for resigning and is quoted in Capitol...

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...