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Shelby Co. (ECWd) - Shelby County State's Attorney Gina Vonderheide was deposed in the lawsuit brought against the County to stop payments to a private attorney hired illegally by the Board.  During the deposition, a shocking disclosure by Vonderheide points to a clear breach of her...

Sangamon (ECWd) - The Rochester Fire Protection District held their meeting this week, which was the first meeting after exposure of the violations of law covered by Channel 17 I-Team investigation and our article. It became clear there was an orchestrated effort to deflect from the real...

Sangamon Co. (ECWd) - The Rochester Fire Protection District Trustees and current Rochester FPD Chief John Archer have been ignoring the law and the District's  internal purchasing policy for years. Upon being contacted for help in fixing what was believed to be improper purchasing by members of...

Shelby Co. (ECWd) - The onion clearly has many layers in Shelby County, and each time we peel back another layer it exposes more malfeasance and violations of law.  The latest being compensation for the County Sheriff Don Koonce. According to the minutes of the County Board,...

Illinois  (ECWd) - Voters in Illinois have been receiving a form letter addressed to "Elector" with a concerning claim that the local election authority, which would be your County Clerk, had indicated you have not yet applied for a ballot. As we always ask, Says Who and...

Shelby Co. (ECWd) - Once again we see Shelby County Chairman attempt to exercise powers never given.  Communications from the newly contracted auditor and Chairman Cannon discuss getting the audit approved at the last meeting started.  The communication of 8/19/2020 exposes once again the pattern of...

Iroquois Co. (ECWd) - In January of this year, we broke the story about allegations of Sexual Harassment by the Watseka Police Chief, Jeremy Douglas (article here).  The fallout from that story took two directions.  Denials from those close to Douglas, and more tips from those...

Dupage Co  (ECWd) - Bloomingdale Township Road District Highway Commissioner ROBERT CZERNEK was indicted by a Federal Grand Jury.  The indictment alleges the defendants, knowingly devised, intended to devise, and participated in a scheme to defraud Bloomingdale Township of money and property, by means of materially...