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Newton, IL. (ECWd) - This is what happens when local elected officials think they can do whatever they want, the law be damned. We believe the Jasper County Clerk and Recorder has an illegal fee and electronic device search policy, and the State's Attorney and Sheriff's Department assisted...

Northern Illinois University (ECWd) - NIU and President Doug Baker’s administration continue to dazzle with their numerous creative ways to circumvent state rules.  The ban on reimbursement of employee commuting costs seems to be quite clear in the state travel rules, but Baker seems determined to...