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.
Shortly after a property tax freeze amendment failed in the Illinois General Assembly during the fall veto session, Bloomington City Township Supervisor Deborah Skillrud, one of the highest paid officials in that township, offered her view on how property taxes work in the state.
Lawmakers in Springfield who considered a measure that would have required referendums in most counties to implement property tax freezes show little understanding of how local governments would be affected by such freezes, Downs Village President Mike James said during a recent interview.
Chicago's taxi cab cartel donated $180,750 to 61 state legislators in 2014-15, including state Sen. Bill Brady (R-Bloomington), encouraging them to help preserve their traditional monopoly by banning ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft in Illinois.
Village of Stanford Attorney Mark McGrath recently filed a Scrivener’s Error document stating that references to a 2010 easement being temporary were incorrect, which the Edgar County Watchdogs (ECW) call tantamount to fraud.
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.
Bill Thomas, a trustee on the Atlanta, Illinois, Public Library District, should be charged for failing to address a potential conflict of interest regarding the lease of a building he owns to the library, the Edgar County Watchdogs (ECW) contend.
The Attorney General’s Public Access Bureau will evaluate a complaint against the Atlanta, Illinois, Public Library District Board of Trustees alleging that the board voted on a payment that was not adequately described to the public, according to the Edgar County Watchdogs (ECW).
Atlanta, Illinois, library trustee William Thomas failed to file a true and accurate "Statement of Economic Interests (SEI)" form in 2016 and did not disclose potential conflicts of interest, the Edgar County Watchdogs (ECW) allege on their Illinois Leaks website.
Although Illinois law says vacancies on library boards must be filled immediately, the Atlanta, Illinois, public library board has left a seat empty since March, the Edgar County Watchdogs (ECW) contend.
Atlanta, Illinois, residents crowded a recent library board meeting to question the propriety and legality of purchasing property owned by one of its board members, a video of the meeting posted on the Illinois Leaks website shows.
The Edgar County Watchdogs (ECW) can't wait for Monday. That's when the City of Bloomington has said it will have responded to the ECW's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regarding reimbursement of an airline ticket, the group says on its Illinois Leaks website.
The Atlanta, Illinois, Public Library District board entered a 20-year contract to purchase the Union Hall building at 114 S.W. Archer Street in December 2014, raising a number of issues the Edgar County Watchdogs (ECW) have been focusing on for months.