Lisa Madigan

Illinois (ECWd) - "For the reasons that follow, the Public Access Bureau concludes that the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (Board) improperly denied Mr. Kirk Allen's January 19, 2017, FOIA request. All I wanted was a copy of the Officer Professional conduct database.  Who knew...

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...

Cahokia, IL. (ECWd) - An out-of-control Mayor and majority city council have been busy during the last few city council meetings having citizens arrested and using police to remove them from meeting when trying to exercise their statutory right of public comment during public meeting. This Mayor...

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...

CHICAGO, IL. (ECWd) - What does it say about a Constitutional State Officer who dukes it out on Facebook instead of issuing an official Press Release or other official statement? Instead of an official response or Press Release to a Forbes article on paying Developmentally Disabled citizens...

Clark Co., IL. (ECWd) - It looks like the Clark County Park District has to answer to another allegation of wrongdoing sent to the Illinois Attorney General's Public Access Counselor ("PAC"), a request for review of an alleged Open Meetings Act violation. This one involves the July...

College of DuPage (ECWd) - A recent ruling from the Attorney General confirmed the contract extension for COD President Robert Breuder was done in violation of the Open Meetings Act (here).   That ruling took around four years to be issued.  Why?  According to the Chicago Tribune...

Springfield, IL. (ECWd) - The Illinois Attorney General's Public Access Counselor's Office (PAC) is responsible for answering inquiries on various subjects, to include the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), and the Open Meetings Act (OMA). These inquiries come from public officials, media, and citizens either in...