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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...

Des Plaines, IL. (ECWd) - Back in the fall of 2016, Paul Hertel, Associate Superintendent of Des Plaines School District 62 filed a complaint with their local police department complaining about frequency of emails sent to the district. Deborah Wilson submitted various Freedom of Information Act requests, and sent...

LaSalle Co. (ECWd) - Smoked!  Yes, Brian Towne, former State's Attorney for LaSalle County has been handed his back-side by the Illinois Supreme Court and the taxpayers will surely be the ones to pay for his corrupt practices during his tenure in office. The highest court...