City of Carlinville

Carlinville, Macoupin County, IL. (ECWd) - Justice may be slow in Illinois, but clearly justice was provided in a recent City of Carlinville lawsuit.   Clear back in October of 2017, we published this article explaining why the City did not have the legal authority to form...

Carlinville, IL. (ECWd) - On October 21, 2019, the following Order was entered in Macoupin County Circuit Court: “Before considering the parties' substantive arguments at hearing, the Court offered the following opening remarks, which the Court will reiterate: The Court recognizes water supply is an issue for the...

Carlinville, IL. (ECWd) - The Brotze v. Carlinville lawsuit, generally about whether the city had statutory authority to form and join a private non-profit water company, was heard today in Macoupin County Circuit Court. Today's Hearing was on Carlinville's Motion to Dismiss the lawsuit. The Court DENIED Carlinville's...

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) - During the November 8, 2018 Hearing in Sangamon County Circuit Court on Kraft v. Carlinville (2017-MR-25), arguments were presented and heard in Plaintiff's 2nd Motion for Partial Summary Judgment ("MPSJ"). Plaintiff presented a signed affidavit and photograph attesting to a meeting Defendants claim...

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) - On August 2, 2018, the Illinois Attorney General's Public Access Counselor determined that the City of Carlinville improperly withheld public records requested by me in February of 2017. That same day, I emailed Carlinville FOIA Officer Carla Brockmeier (and Dan Schuering) requesting production...

PAXTON, IL. (ECWd) - Attorney Dan P. Schuering has been contracting with several municipalities across Illinois, under the name of “Municipal Consulting Group, LTD” – which is a corporation that is dissolved. We urge each public body who may receive an invoice from this "company" to refuse...

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) - During Tuesday's Carlinville City Council meeting, Alderwoman Beth Toon had a chance to set the record straight from last month when Attorney Dan Schuering told her she didn't know what she was talking about, and he called us (ECWd) political terrorists. When it...