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Shelby Co., IL. (ECWd) - We first outlined the false statement by the Shelby County State's Attorney Nichole Kroncke in this article. Unfortunately, this article needed to run due to yet another statement made to the board that conflicts with the written record. After the vote for...

Shelby Co. (ECWd) - A recent Shelby County Board meeting resulted in more division of the board members, to the point of childish name-calling to those who dare vote in a manner consistent with the law rather than as opined by the State's Attorney. Nichole Kroncke, the...

Illinois  (ECWd) - We were the first to expose the improper expenditures by Frank Mautino and his Campaign Committee clear back in January of 2016, in this article.  Fast forward more than five years and now the Supreme Court of Illinois has confirmed the violation in...

Illinois  (ECWd) - The Illinois Supreme Court has issued their order in the DAVID W. COOKE, Appellee, v. THE ILLINOIS STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS et al. (Committee for Frank J. Mautino, Appellant). Board decision affirmed in part and reversed in part, Cause remanded with directions. A copy of...

Illinois  (ECWd) - The Illinois Department of Public Health, effective May 17, 2021, has repealed the Emergency Rule created January 4th, 2021. While not the complete description as implied, this is the published langauge in the repeal documentatoin: "This rule required people over age two who are...

Springfield, IL. (ECWd) - According to the Attorney General's website and previous news reports, the entire IT system of the Attorney General's Office was attacked, hacked, and subjected to ransomware. This included their email system. This was on April 10, 2021. As late as today, some information on...

Shelby Co. (ECWd) - The Shelby County Sheriff is now faced with more than just possible criminal charges for the sale of seized weapons and alleged payroll fraud, which we understand a charging decision is in the hands of the Attorney General after Shelby County State's...

McHenry County, IL. (ECWd) - A McHenry County Judge denied Algonquin Township's Motion To Dismiss on one of our Freedom of Information Act lawsuits against it. In his May 13, 2021, Memorandum and Order, Judge Kevin Costello discussed: the township responded within the requisite time frame the...