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CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) - A second lawsuit was filed yesterday, July 11, 2017, alleging more Freedom of Information Act violations against the City of Carlinville and its Freedom of Information Act Officer, Carla Brockmeier. ECWd's John Kraft is the Plaintiff. This case is listed in Judici's online database of court...

EDGAR CO., IL. (ECWd) - Recent reports in the local paper stating that the "taps are back on" for federal funding are turning out to be more fake news.  County Chairman Voigt's assertion these complaints stopped the repairing or replacing the rotating beacon light at the airport...

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) - [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="123"] Carla Brockmeier[/caption] Today, the Illinois Attorney General's Public Access Bureau issued a Binding Opinion # 17-009 (2017 PAC 47126) stating that the City of Carlinville [under the direction of Mayor Deanna Demuzio] and its Freedom of Information Act Officer, Carla Brockmeier, violated...

Safety: Snap, Crackle, and Drop Master Resource Lisa Linowes 19 June  2017 Wind turbine safety had an ugly three weeks. During the late hours of May 31, a turbine blade at NextEra’s Breckinridge Center in Oklahoma (in-service since August 2015), broke off near its base and was thrown to the ground – snap. [caption...

(Katie McLain (left) and Amanda Civitello (right), presenting at the ALA conference in Chicago, June 2017) Waukegan, Illinois (ECWd) - During the American Library Association's (ALA) latest conference (held in Chicago in June 2017), two Waukegan Public Library employees delivered a standing-room-only presentation on sexual harassment...