Illinois

Gov. Rauner signs Bill amending the Open Meetings Act

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) – Governor Rauner signed HB 5683, which amends the Open Meetings Act to allow anyone to file a lawsuit for violations of the Open Meetings Act within 60 days of the Attorney General deciding to resolve an alleged violation thru a means other than the issuance of …

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Illinois Vehicle Emissions Testing Program

Choose an entry type (License Plate or VIN), enter the information in the text box, then click on the Check Eligibility button. applusillinoisairteam.com/VehicleEligibility http://epa.illinois.gov/topics/air-quality/mobile-sources/vehicle-emissions-testing/index

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2ND AMEND-NOT INDIVIDUAL RIGHT

Urges the courts, especially the United States Supreme Court, to adhere to the clear wording of the Second Amendment being a right afforded to state-sponsored militias and not individuals. Link

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Free speech petitioners told they’ll be ‘locked up’ at DuPage

The incident occurred one day after Constitution Day. Students were told by the officer that they needed a permit from the Student Life office in order to pass out literature or clipboard. Several students at the College of DuPage were told to cease or be “locked up” Friday as they …

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Schools Prohibited from Requiring Student Passwords to Social Media

Springfield, IL. (ECWd) – Received this tip in an email blast on a recent change to the “Right to Privacy in the School Setting Act” from the legal firm of Hodges, Loizzi, Eisenhammer, Rodick & Kohn LLP… Take note Effingham School District, and all the others that decided to take …

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College of DuPage under federal investigation

In a sign of intensifying scrutiny of the College of DuPage, federal prosecutors have opened a wide-ranging criminal investigation at the embattled community college, issuing two subpoenas this week that seek documents tied to spending and other matters, according to records obtained late Wednesday. The subpoenas, which were served to …

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Reprimanded ex-teacher sweeps Batavia school board race

Reprimanded former Batavia teacher landed a seat Tuesday on the school board with ease — a move he calls his “final civics lesson.” “I feel like I should’ve run for pope,” said John Dryden, who taught social studies for 21 years at Batavia High School. “I feel like the community …

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COD – Clean Slate First Meeting Suggestions

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – In a stunning upset to the establishment endorsements, the clean slate candidates have won the election and must now prepare for the fixes badly needed at COD.  Our thoughts on the tasks ahead that need serious attention are listed below in no particular order.

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College of DuPage – Pay-to-play redefined…Herricane style!

Edgar Co. (ECWd) – The bottom line, to us, is access to public records, and all the public records we ask for, in a timely manner. Period. So what does a person do when faced with public bodies that invent reasons to hide public records, provide only a portion of …

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COD- Time to Speak up People – Criminal Liability

DuPage Co. (ECWd) As a society we are only as healthy as our willingness to stand up and speak out when we know things are wrong.  Many have given up any hope of fixing anything in our government because of the overwhelming appearance that crime does pay.  Sadly, that appearance …

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College of DuPage – Nothing to see here…

April 2, 2015 DuPage Co. (ECWd) For months the exposure of wrongdoing has plastered the  blogosphere, airwaves, newspapers, and coffee shops.  Over the last month it has been a dog-pile with no end in sight for the foreseeable future. In another shining example of insiders who have had enough with the …

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Naperville – Your 911 tax went where?

Did you ever wonder where the “surcharges” on your home phone and cell phones go? Look no further… In Naperville, the city has its own ETSB, or Emergency Telephone System Board, with the duty of managing the city’s 911/E911 system, or Emergency Telephone System. Part of that duty includes determining …

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