Coles Co. (ECWd) - In the time of electronic access, we now have the opportunity to research, fact check, and publish information at a pace that most people never imagined. That being the case, we are still amazed at the number of people who read something in the paper and...
OAKLAND, IL. (ECWd) - Glad to see they needed a large building...to store their privately owned recreational equipment and farming machinery in - and make the township taxpayers pay for it. "Public funds, property or credit shall be used only for public purposes." If you look at it, that is a powerful...
COLLINSVILLE, IL. (ECWd) - Liz Dalton filed her petitions to be on the ballot for a seat Madison County Board, for the primary election which will be held next week, March 20, 2018. Mr. Harold Lee Watham Jr., filed a petition objection against her nomination papers for her failing to have...
Illinois (ECWd) - This morning while having coffee with a dear friend and neighbor, it became clear he was experiencing the frustration with the distortions and lies about candidates.  Specifically, the information being distributed to voters statewide by Governor Rauner about his opponent, State Representative Jeanie Ives. We report the truth based on hours...
ILLINOIS (ECWd) - The Illinois Appellate Court, 5th Appellate District, issued an Order which effectively revoked the Illinois Commerce Commission's issuance of a nonpublic utility company's certificate of public conveyance and necessity under the expedited review process set forth in the Illinois Public Utilities Act. Click here to read the decision...
COLES Co., IL. (ECWd) - What do you do when you are an appointed Coles County Board of Review member charged with hearing property tax objections, and you feel a little sleepy? Simple. Sleep! Is this what taxpayers can expect if the current County Board Chair is re-elected? The video speaks for itself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oYpBWbqL7c . Our...
NEWTON, IL. (ECWd) - What is a sure sign a public board wants to hide everything from the public? They started acting like little dictators and direct police to remove law-abiding citizens from "their" meeting room - what a great way to tell people you hate them being there and...
Illinois (ECWd) - As part of our continued efforts to track communications in the Governor Rauner administration, we have filed numerous Freedom of Information Act requests. As we reported in this article, our past request for emails sent and received by the First Lady was denied as unduly burdensome, followed with a...
Dupage Co. (ECWd) -  Wheaton-Warrenville, CUSD200 is looking to build a new Jefferson pre-school WITHOUT a referendum.  "To build" is a keyword!   On Wed, 3/14/2018, the School Board plans to approve the issuance of “lease certificates” in order to build a school.   They are justifying this based on Section 10-22.12 of...
CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) - Carlinville keeps its citizens in the dark, hides public records, lies about it. Yes, Carlinville taxpayers, you are paying dearly for your city's refusal to provide simple records that the law says they must provide. Instead, they are spending thousands of your hard-earned dollars to keep from...