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GILMAN, IL. (ECWd) - This article will cover three issues; Costs of complying with Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA") requests, who asked us to send FOIA requests, and School Board Member Kyle Kraft's offensive comments. CRAZY:  The Watchdogs cost the school district $2977 in lost personnel hours...

DuPage Co. (ECWd) - We recently reported on the College of DuPage Candidate Maureen Dunne and her statement of economic interest in this article. According to Candidate Maureen Dunne’s LinkedIn page, she is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Illinois.  This same disclosure was found in...

BOLINGBROOK, IL. (ECWd) - Apparently, former DuPage Township Supervisor William Mayer has a problem with people posting negative comments about him in the closed Facebook group "Bolingbrook Politics" and contacted his attorney to threaten at least one of its administrators. On March 22, 2019, attorney John R....

McHenry Co. (ECWd) - Our recent exposure of Algonquin Township Road District's failure to bid out salt purchases in accordance with established laws continues to raise concerns.  In particular, as outlined in the previous article, the bidding is to be done through a unit of government,...

MATTOON, IL. (ECWd) - Happening now: Shores Jewelry fire in downtown Mattoon, Illinois. Emergency crews are on the scene. The fire started just prior to 6 p.m. today. No further information available at this time. Photos and video submitted by a reader are below: [gallery type="rectangular" ids="51097,51098,51099,51100,51101,51102,51103"] . [video width="480" height="848" mp4="https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/ShoresJewelry-Fire.mp4"][/video] .  ...

McHenry Co. (ECWd) - Miller's Motion to Dismiss was denied except that count 9 is dismissed as moot.  We understand count 9 was related to the missing records.  We covered the Thomas Gooch III filing in this article.  We suspect each and every point we have...