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August 7, 2022

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Nepotism: "bestowal of official favors on one’s relatives" (Black’s Law Dictionary, 8th Edition). Nepotism is normally frowned upon within a public body and most public officials who truly care about protecting the taxpayers have anti-nepotism policies.  NIU's policy is as follows: "Faculty and administrative employees are selected...

LaSalle Co. (ECWd) - Documents received today confirm there will be a closed preliminary hearing August 31st, 2016 regarding the complaint filed.  Details of the complaint can be found in this article.  The purpose of the preliminary hearing is to determine if the complaint filed was...

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) - Governor Rauner signed HB 5683, which amends the Open Meetings Act to allow anyone to file a lawsuit for violations of the Open Meetings Act within 60 days of the Attorney General deciding to resolve an alleged violation thru a means other...

ORLAND PARK, IL. (ECWd) - Viewpoint discrimination and censorship are on full display at the Orland Park Public Library (OPPL), as staff ban a new book that was written about recent scandals and wrongdoing at the Orland Park Public Library. The OPPL has steadfastly refused to...

CAHOKIA, IL. (ECWd) - The "Emergency Order of Protection" filed by the felon employee of the Commonfields of Cahokia Water District against a local watchdog for expressing her opinions was denied for the "emergency" portion (see this article) a couple of weeks ago. Today was the hearing...

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