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SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) - Today, Governor Rauner signed the Local Government Travel Expense Control Act (read it here) which is meant to scale back on the lavish expenses incurred by public officials under the guise of "official business". The LGTECA requires school districts, community college districts, and...

DuPage Co. (ECWd) - We see that DuPage County State's Attorney charged a Winfield Fire Protection District person with felony forgery and official misconduct for what appears to be presenting a forged college diploma. (Daily Herald coverage here) Keeping that in mind, let's look at...

JACKSONVILLE, IL. (ECWd) - Update: CD Davidsmeyer has refunded the donation back to the Hospital. [caption id="attachment_31672" align="alignleft" width="103"] CD Davidsmeyer[/caption] Illinois State Representative CD Davidsmeyer (R - Jacksonville) recently commented on other Representatives calling for the ouster of Auditor General Frank Mautino. Within those comments was a...

Sangamon Co. (ECWd) - During our first Village of Chatham City Council meeting, I pointed out problems with the initial agreement between the Village and the South Sangamon Water Commission.  Specifically, I pointed out three statutorily mandated items that must appear on the document that did...