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April 1, 2023


Legislative Staffers Should Be Terminated, Prosecuted –

Springfield, Ill. (ECWd) – This past week, the Illinois House of Representatives were busy passing legislation in the dark of night again, but this time some legislators noticed votes being cast by staffers without the member being present. A call was made to verify the

UPDATE – Oakland Fire Protection District Trustee Indictment Details

Coles Co. (ECWd) – Coles County has updated the court docket to reflect the specific charges against Kiley and Jerry Willison, former Oakland Fire Protection District trustees who were arrested on March 17, 2023. We first exposed what appeared as a clear misapplication of funds

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How Government Is Supposed To Work –

Illinois vs. Tennessee – (ECWd) – Once again, we find other states setting the example as to how to deal with bad actors in local government. Imagine a government utility company failing to provide water at times, including unclean water for years and then finding

Oakland Fire Protection District – Criminal Investigation Ongoing?

Coles Co. (ECWd) – According to the Coles County State’s Attorney’s office, the criminal investigation of the alleged official misconduct by former trustees of the Oakland Fire Protection District is ongoing. We first broke that story back in October of last year in this article.