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InvEnergy claimed they were going to be "good neighbors" and bring lots of jobs and income to Champaign and Vermilion County when they constructed the so-called "California Ridge (CalRidge) Wind Farm."  It appears they have broken another promise by failing to pay taxes on their...

LaSalle Co. (ECWd) - A recent tip came in regarding a LaSalle Police Department Sgt that if true would be problematic for both the officer and those handling the investigation.  A copy of the tip can be found at this link.  Key points of information have...

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) - On October 7, 2016, the 3rd Illinois Appellate Court overturned the Illinois Commerce Commission's decision that Clean Line Energy Partners was a public utility, and remanded it back for further proceedings. Some facts from the case: Rock Island admitted that the wind generators...

KANKAKEE, IL. (ECWd) - We received a tip about the Kankakee Valley Airport Authority ("KVAA"), a board member, and the awarding of a roofing contract to that board member. The tip was accurate and our report follows. Upon initially contacting the Kankakee Airport, every effort to obtain any information...

CLARK COUNTY, IL. (ECWd) - Follow-up from this article: https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2016/09/clark-county-park-district-spends-5000-without-approval/ Someone had better start investing in stock in rope, because no one can keep up with the demand from public officials. On September 16, 2016 I sent the following FOIA request in order to validate what I...