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January 28, 2023

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U.S. - (ECWd) - "Because a free and independent press is vital to the functioning of our democracy, the Department of Justice has long employed procedural protections and a balancing test to restrict the use of compulsory process to obtain information from or records of members...

Illinois (ECWd) - An Illinois State Police (ISP), investigation regarding a Department of Corrections officer's actions against an inmate at Stateville Prison has resulted in criminal charges of aggravated battery against Officer Chris Koziol.  The Herald News first reported on the incident back in May of...

(ECWd) - Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz announced today the release of an Investigation and Review of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Handling of Allegations of Sexual Abuse by Former USA Gymnastics Physician Lawrence Gerard Nassar. The DOJ Office of the Inspector...

Coles Co. (ECWd) - Approximately a year ago we were tipped off about a criminal complaint that was filed against the Coles County State's Attorney and Rhonda Parker, an employee in his office. The complaint was filed with the Illinois State Police (ISP), alleging the Coles...

U.S. (ECWd) - We routinely see news stories across major media filled with opening language such as an "anonymous source", or "a source familiar with", then they give their understanding of the story.  Rather than providing disclaimers to their story, we have always wondered why they...

Springfield, IL. (ECWd) - According to the April 16, 22, and 27, 2021, emergency meeting minutes of the Illinois Attorney General's Procurement Policy and Compliance Board, the AG's office purchased the following: April 16th:  MOXFIVE for $462,250.00 April 22nd:  CrowdStrike for $111,000 April 27th:  Rust Consulting...

S. Jacksonville, IL. (ECWd) - Mayor Manker Ends Past Practice of Unlawful Payments in Violation of Pension Regulations FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Today (July 9, 2021), the Village of South Jacksonville notified the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (“IMRF”) legal division that the previous administration was unlawfully violating IMRF regulations...

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