Macoupin County

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) - More denials of public records requests, keeping more secrets - simply routine business in the City of Carlinville, and unfortunately for Carlinville taxpayers, they choose to hide public records instead of complying with the Freedom of Information Act. During Carlinville's February 19, 2018...

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) - A lawsuit has been filed in Macoupin County Circuit Court challenging the authority of the City of Carlinville and Village of Dorchester to form a private water company with Jersey County Rural Water Company for the purpose of developing a private regional...

Carlinville, IL. (ECWd) - Statements to the Attorney General, when reviewing open records and open meetings complaints, should be sworn to under oath. The City of Carlinville replied to my complaint of alleged FOIA violations for their refusal to provide public records related to their appointed representative's...

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) - The City of Carlinville, Illinois, filed a grant application for federal funding of a project from the Illinois Department of Agriculture back in 2016. Its purpose was to provide a 75/25% grant ($30k fed / $10k Carlinville) for (emphasis mine) "A Preliminary Engineering...

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) - With 2017 nearing an end, we find the City of Carlinville still embroiled in self-induced battles brought on by their failures to follow the law. Sometimes even going out of their way to thwart the meaning of the law to do whatever...

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) - The City of Carlinville's council members received a Notice of Criminal Trespass during their last city council meeting. It came from the Illinois Alluvial Regional Water Company, a private company in which the city is part owner (at least for now). So Carlinville...