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July 6, 2022

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SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) - While we await IDOT's letter to the Springfield Airport Authority in reference to Frank Vala's alleged disqualification from the office as Airport Authority Commissioner, I decided to check his Statement of Economic Interest. Sure enough, he filed a false statement by not answering...

Illinois - (ECWd) - Illinois Attorney General, the top cop in the state.  A position that comes with mandatory appointments to numerous state agency boards.  A position that we all would hope understands how to properly apply our laws, but more importantly, follow them.  Not the case...

Crystal Lake, IL. (ECWd) - [caption id="attachment_44483" align="alignleft" width="221"] CLPD Chairman Debbie Gallagher[/caption] While the Crystal Lake Park District wants to sell $3.5 million in Bonds for mostly routine maintenance items, capital projects, and other things, the Commissioners gift themselves perks and compensation in violation of the...

ROCK ISLAND CO., IL. (ECWd) - When does insisting laws be followed translate to "turf wars, petty squabbling, mud slinging, and attacking?" When the local newspaper says it does - and especially when they can publish it within days of their target being elected as Rock Island...

COLLINSVILLE, IL. (ECWd) - This is a public rebuttal of a public comment made by David Jerome, a Collinsville Alderman, and also an attorney. He commented on Facebook about the article entitled "Collinsville Alderwoman Cheryl Brombolich settled a lawsuit in contradiction with the law, receives $200,000"...

McHenry Co. (ECWd) - A request for review was filed with the Attorney General Public Access Office  (AG PAC) regarding an alleged Open Meetings Act violation by the Algonquin Township Board during their April 11th, 2018 meeting. This is an allegation that the Algonquin: Township Board has...

NORMAL, IL. (ECWd) - Three days after we wrote about Bloomington-Normal Airport Authority Commissioner Beth Whisman's disqualification from that office, she chose to resign (see original article here). According to an article posted to WJBC's website (here), the Airport Authority's attorney gave a legal opinion that she...

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