Illinois Leaks | Watchdogs 2022 Evaluate; Request For Donations –

Paris, IL. (ECWd) –

As 2022 involves a detailed, we’re sharing among the issues we wrote about in 2022 and in addition ask that you simply kindly give a donation to help in retaining the Edgar County Watchdogs operational.

Please make your donation at (this hyperlink) or mail to:  ECWd, Field 124, Paris, Illinois 61944.

Throughout the 2022 calendar, we’ve got reported on the next, and extra…:

  • Calumet Metropolis Alderman intimidating the Auditor; Provided to share soiled textual content messages together with her
  • Springfield’s alleged diversion of Plane Gasoline Gross sales Tax
  • Wesley Township dismissed their frivolous third-party declare towards FOIA requester
  • Uncovered Crawford County Airport Authority’s unqualified Commissioners: three Commissioners resigned
  • Capron, IL. booze get together on taxpayer dime
  • Crawford County Board Member’s receipt of unauthorized medical insurance
  • Poplar Grove’s former Mayor, Owen Costanza’s lawsuit towards journalist and others associated to claims of defamation – all complained of statements made had been later admitted in court docket (by Costanza) to be true statements
  • Shelby County’s use of “Vacation pay and time beyond regulation” for authorized invoices
  • Our Appellate Court docket victory over the Will County Sheriff’s workplace on a FOIA case involving 911 recordings
  • Algonquin Township’s settlement of our FOIA lawsuit for $162,500
  • Our FOIA lawsuit towards the Lawyer Normal
  • Champaign County Board of Evaluate’s misuse of bank cards
  • Our look on WZUS radio in Decatur
  • Crawford County Sub Academics Charged and Plead Responsible to federal youngster pornography crimes
  • Mike Madigan indictment
  • Livingston County’s unlawful severance pay for retiring Sheriff
  • Our FOIA lawsuit towards the Prisoner Evaluate Board
  • No wacky weed gross sales in Edgar County
  • Our profitable intervention in downstate civil lawsuit between two monetary establishments to stop the submitting of court docket information below seal
  • Terry Wilke’s false Assertion of Financial Curiosity in his failed marketing campaign for State Rep
  • Custodial Sexual Misconduct in Edgar County Jail, together with filming of prisoner on bathroom and filming rap music throughout strip search – posting all of it on social media
  • Naperville Liquor Commissioner, legal professional, media persona’s sealing of DUI arrest and court docket information. We had been granted depart to intervene to unseal the information. Awaiting listening to date.
  • Shelby County Audit and associated monetary improprieties
  • Federal Lawsuit towards ECW – Federal Decide present in our favor and towards plaintiff
  • Rantoul College Board President’s incompatible workplaces: President resigned
  • Kansas, IL employed police chief who was beforehand terminated from state job for racial slurs
  • Hassle in Protect’s Township, a number of resignations
  • Thornton Township points, together with illegal compensation packages, unlawful police automobiles, and so forth
  • Dolton’s Mayor Tiffany Henyard and her improper comingling of funds, amongst different issues…
  • IDOT worker discharge firearm at work; we sued IDOT below FOIA for information associated to the incident
  • Join Transit nonetheless dropping multiple million {dollars} per thirty days
  • Sangamon Valley Public Water District’s use of public assets for electioneering functions
  • Eight of ten government committee members unqualified and quite a few different points with the alleged government board of the Will County Veterans Help Fee – laws launched to repair all the issues recognized
  • Wheeling pays $250,000 for retaliation towards its FOIA officer
  • Paris Fireplace District Fireman pleads responsible to theft from fireplace district
  • Wapella Township Highway Fee’s unlawful use of bank cards
  • Edgar County Corrections Officer cost with assault in Crawford County
  • State Rep Jaime Andrade eliminated false press launch after we questioned him on its accuracy about passage of HB3171 (which was by no means handed)
  • A number of articles on Illinois Senator Michael Hastings, together with his sealing of divorce information, which had been later unsealed after media intervened, his settlement of sexual harassment lawsuit, amongst different issues
  • Coles County’s battle of curiosity between prosecutor and public defender
  • Oakland Fireplace Safety District Trustees resign after one FOIA request. Monetary improprieties below investigation by regulation enforcement
  • Mattoon College District – board president and one other member falsely accuse a board member of violating the Open Conferences Act
  • Whitmore Township’s EPA violations
  • Mattoon LIFT trainer suspended for allegedly displaying pornography at school
  • Shelby County EMA Director resigned
  • Harrisburg Township Assessor charged for monetary crimes
  • We filed a FOIA lawsuit towards the Military Corps of Engineers – engaged on decision of the case
  • Dolton College District 149’s unlawful removing of board member; unlawful emergency assembly
  • Sangamon Valley Public Water District’s tried gifting of $200 present playing cards to residents – they canceled it and blamed us
  • Our dialogue on Peter Schweizer’s Drill Down
  • many extra…

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