Cook County

Rosemont, Illinois and Rolling Meadows, Illinois (ECWd) - This seems to be the standard for a public body - pay an attorney to answer simple Freedom of Information Act requests, and then complain later about how much the FOIA requests are costing the public. The real issue...

Orland Park, Illinois On April 4th 2017, fed-up voters in both Orland Park and Tinley Park toppled longstanding political regimes that have been embroiled in one scandal or another for the last several years. This regime change was a direct result of citizens using the Freedom of...

Cook Co. (ECWd) -  We first reported on Country Club Hills Fire Department January 23, 2017, regarding possible pornography on fire department computers and the fact the public body was sanctioned for violating court orders. Now the story only gets worse.  According to transcripts and pleadings...

WHEELING, IL. (ECWd) - [caption id="attachment_34218" align="alignleft" width="300"] Check dtd 12-22-2016[/caption] The Mayor of Wheeling, Illinois,  Dean Argiris, has used the city credit card for personal and private business purposes. As if that wasn't bad enough, when questioned during public comment in the January 16, 2017 meeting,...