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Carlinville, IL. (ECWd) - The Brotze v. Carlinville lawsuit, generally about whether the city had statutory authority to form and join a private non-profit water company, was heard today in Macoupin County Circuit Court. Today's Hearing was on Carlinville's Motion to Dismiss the lawsuit. The Court DENIED Carlinville's...

Coles Co. (ECWd) - The Concerned Taxpayers of Coles County group asked for our help almost three years ago regarding the County Assessments.  One of the first key items we identified was the improper contracting with an individual to perform the duties of the Supervisor of...

McHenry Co. (ECWd) - While reviewing Algonquin Township records, we identified some troubling expenditures as it relates to insurance benefits ranging from coverage to officials no longer with the Township to family members of elected officials appearing as dependents getting coverage on the Blue Cross Blue...

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) - Earlier this year, Governor Pritzker sign several new Bills amending the various statutes related to dogs and cats. Cat owners are now mandated to vaccinate against rabies, and counties are permitted to require registration and registration fees. The Illinois Department of Agriculture issued a...

Coles Co. (ECWd) - UPDATE: We will livestream this Hearing tonight: (click here) The Concerned Taxpayers of Coles County will host a Legislative Hearing Chaired by State Representative Mary Flowers, Chair of Governor Pritzker’s Property Tax Relief Task Force. State Representative Mary Flowers invites all property owners...

Cahokia, IL. (ECWd) - On January 14, 2019, Illinois Senator (57th District) Christopher Belt filed a false Statement of Economic Interest related to his position as a Legislator. Belt was appointed to fill the vacancy left by Senator Clayborne in January 2019. On his filed statement, question number...