Sangamon County

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) - After reviewing the purchase agreements for electronic signage bearing School Board Member Adam Lopez' name and business entity, and all available Springfield School District 186 purchase/procurement policies, everything points to the school district's former athletic director and assistant principal, Brian Caton, approving...

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) - Adam Lopez, Springfield School District 186 Board Member: was recently terminated as a Country Financial agent, is currently under Springfield Police Department investigations of at least $615,000 missing from a family member's investment account since 2015. According to FOX 55, the money...

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) - We just received notice that Dr. Eric Hansen resigned his appointment to the Springfield Airport Authority on July 17, 2018. We have previously written about his disqualification from serving in that appointed position. In his letter, he states he is resigning due to "pressure...

SPRINGFIELD, IL., (ECWd) - The Sangamon County Board appointed Frank Vala as a Commissioner of the Springfield Airport Authority during their meeting May 8, 2018. This effectively eliminated any previous incompatibility of office he may have had from his election to Township Trustee, which he did resign...

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) - I attended the April 24, 2018 Springfield Airport Authority Board of Commissioners meeting to provide public comment on our latest articles concerning alleged disqualification of two Commissioners - both for having a statutorily prohibited incompatibility office. We found the Authority conducted a professional...

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) - [caption id="attachment_44535" align="alignleft" width="124"] Rev. Dr. Eric Hansen[/caption] Just like his fellow board member Frank Vala, it is our belief that Mr. Eric Hansen is statutorily disqualified from serving as Commissioner of the Springfield Airport Authority. Section 5 of the Airport Authorities Act specifically...

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) - While we await IDOT's letter to the Springfield Airport Authority in reference to Frank Vala's alleged disqualification from the office as Airport Authority Commissioner, I decided to check his Statement of Economic Interest. Sure enough, he filed a false statement by not answering...