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February 1, 2023

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DeKalb, IL. (ECWd) - PRESS RELEASE: "There has been a Temporary Restraining Order filed against the Northern Illinois University's Board of Trustees by Misty Haji-Sheikh. She alleges that on June 15, 2017 the Board of Trustees took final action against President Douglas Baker that was invalid regarding...

CHICAGO, IL. (ECWd) - After researching some of the grants issued by the Illinois Arts Council ("IAC") during times when they did not conduct any public meetings, I came across one grant in particular in which I felt was somewhat questionable. In 2015, the IAC approved several...

[caption id="attachment_37726" align="alignnone" width="115"] Orland Park Public Library Director Mary Weimar[/caption] Orland Park, Illinois The Orland Park Public Library is at it again, seemingly having learned nothing after being sued in 2014 for multitudinous violations of both the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Open Meetings...

CLARK CO., IL. (ECWd) - We first reported on April 25, 2016, that the now-former Clark County Park District Director, Charity Murphy, had entered into a "painting agreement" with Farm Services Group ("FSG") Painters, from West Terre Haute, Indiana, in which Murphy essentially "gifted" park district...

Edgar Co. (ECWd) - State's Attorney Question: Did you advise the court when it was that you activated the body camera? Burgin Answer: (under oath) when I exited my car and I was walking up toward the vehicle that I had seen him driving. Plaintiff Attorney Questions: Do...

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