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CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) - Tap-dancing around the issue of statutory authority, the City of Carlinville once again avoided officially answering the question. The city also voted to give $3000 to a nonexistent corporation. During Carlinville's December 4, 2017 public meeting, discussion involved whether or not the city has...

Tom Cullerton urges NIU reject new Baker deal PRESS RELEASE: VILLA PARK- State Senator Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park) is urging Northern Illinois University to reject President Doug Baker’s Presidential Transition Agreement. A judge ruled last month that the university violated the Open Meetings Act when it approved Baker’s deal...

EDGAR CO. (ECWd) - Here is the line-up of Edgar County (local races) petitions turned in for the 2018 Primary Election March 20, 2018 Primary Andrew Patrick           Republican      County Board District 3 Karl E. Farnham, Jr.   Republican      County Board District 4 Dan Bruner                 Republican      County Board District 5 August Griffin             Republican     ...

Coles CO. (ECWd) - The lawsuit filed against Coles County and their irregular assessment practices has been dismissed by the Federal Court but not without an interesting twist. The legal doctrine of Comity appears to have been key in this particular ruling and it's important for people to...

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) - Our last article suggested that the new regional water company was not forthcoming about the status of Fosterburg Water District's membership (in Illinois Alluvial Regional Water Company). I also commented the appearance was that things were happening behind the scenes, but Fosterburg Water...

JERSEYVILLE, IL. (ECWd) - "Illinois Alluvial Regional Water Company" - LOL Pretty catchy title - however, the fact remains, neither Carlinville nor Dorchester have statutory authority to do what they are doing and their attorney, Mr. David Foreman, gave bad "legal advice." OK, so we have a "Regional...

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