Former McLean County Board Chairman Matthew Sorensen recently reported to prison to serve a 12-month sentence for a wire fraud conviction related to the theft of more than $400,000, according to a report from the Edgar County Watchdogs.
Former Illinois State University President, Timothy Flanagan received a severance package of approximately $480,000 after only seven months on the job, according to Jose Sanchez of the Better Government Association (BGA).
Gov. Bruce Rauner recently announced he will sign controversial abortion funding expansion House Bill 40 into law, which critics say will increase the number of abortions from the reported 255 in McLean County in 2015.
House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) should follow in his daughter's footsteps and resign, many respondents posted on the Bloomington Pantagraph's Facebook page after Attorney General Lisa Madigan's decision not to seek re-election was reported recently.
When the Illinois Senate debated Senate Bill 1947 on Tuesday, Sen. Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington) argued that the evidence-based funding model is a “strategic approach” that will provide students with better education options.
The alleged cover-up of in the case of Bloomington Mayor Tari Renner and a city-purchased airline ticket could be worse than the original crime, the founders of the Edgar County Watchdogs (ECW) said on "Illinois Watchdog Radio" recently.
It's against the law to use a city credit card for a personal purchase, regardless of whether the city is later reimbursed, two groups keeping an eye on an ongoing Bloomington controversy agreed upon meeting recently.
A government oversight group that has accused Bloomington Mayor Tari Renner of illegal credit card use is offering well wishes to Renner after he went on temporary leave this week "for medical-related reasons."
The Atlanta, Illinois, Public Library District's response to questions from the Edgar County Watchdogs (ECW) about its lease agreement on a building owned by one of its trustees falls far short of acceptable, the ECW contends.