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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...

EFFINGHAM, IL. (ECWd) - According to 979 XFM, Effingham Mayor Jeff Bloemker has resigned his position with the Illinois Department of Corrections. He was appointed to the position of CEO of Illinois Correctional Industries by Gov. Rauner. XFM says Bloemker provided a written statement saying in part...

Illinois (ECWd) - As we celebrated Independence Day, one must ask, what defines Independence? As the social media frenzy over the Illinois income tax hike and pork spending to special districts dominates the blogosphere, may we suggest some perspective? As a close friend of mine says routinely, Illinois...