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[caption id="attachment_37726" align="alignnone" width="115"] Orland Park Public Library Director Mary Weimar[/caption] Orland Park, Illinois The Orland Park Public Library is at it again, seemingly having learned nothing after being sued in 2014 for multitudinous violations of both the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Open Meetings...

Des Plaines, IL. (ECWd) - Back in the fall of 2016, Paul Hertel, Associate Superintendent of Des Plaines School District 62 filed a complaint with their local police department complaining about frequency of emails sent to the district. Deborah Wilson submitted various Freedom of Information Act requests, and sent...

CHICAGO, IL. (ECWd) - Today, a Grand Jury sent a True Bill of Indictment on three Chicago Police Officers in the killing of Laquan McDonald. In the Indictment, the Grand Jury alleges that David March, Joseph Walsh, and Thomas Gaffney committed: official misconduct obstruction of justice conspiracy...

[caption id="attachment_36236" align="alignnone" width="190"] Amy Connolly[/caption] Tinley Park, Illinois On May 1st, 2017, the Village of Tinley Park filed a scathing federal lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Eastern Division) against erstwhile Planning Director Amy Connolly for deliberate breach of...

WHEELING, IL. (ECWd) - During the Wheeling Village Council meeting on May 1, 2017, a resident questioned the suspicious timing of a gift of public property to a developer, and the timing of the paying off of former Mayor Argiris' home just days prior to it's foreclosure/Sheriff's sale. Deborah...