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Governor’s downstate director accused of family patronage hire is not true

Gov. Bruce Rauner, from his campaign website

The Edgar County Watchdogs received a disturbing email this morning purporting to state that Randy Pollard’s wife had been hired at the Illinois Lottery

Troubling Legal Questions on $4 Million Comp Package

andrzejewski, colleged of dupage

“Students and taxpayers deserve to know whether or not up to $4 Million in compensation to College of DuPage (COD) President Dr. Breuder was legally conferred since 2009.”

AG decides: Clark-Edgar Rural Water District violated FOIA….in 2012!


This illustrates what’s going on in the Attorney General’s office, the office tasked with managing the wrongdoings of public bodies in the state, including Open Meetings Act and Freedom of Information Act violations.

Clark Co. Park District’s Executive Director using Facebook to Intimidate FOIA Requesters

Charity Murphy, from her Facebook page

Yesterday, Charity Murphy, the Executive Director of the Clark County Park District decided to use Facebook as a means to intimidate Freedom of Information Act requesters into submission through “peer pressure.”

Gov. Rauner’s appointment to SIU Board Violates SIU Charter and Ethics Rules


Gov. Bruce Rauner re-appointed Joel Sambursky, and appointed U.S. district court judge John Phil Gilbert and Attorney Amy Sholar to the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University.

Most Courageous Guys in Illinois Today

chicago trib, watchdogs

They are the muckrakers of the farm fields, bloodhounds for small-town waste and corruption… who comb through the books of municipal governments all across Illinois” ~ Chicago Tribune, March 2, 2015


“The Board’s actions were a slap in the face to the principles of open government and transparency that are embodied in the Open Meetings Act.”

COD Officials Attempt to Intimidate Media…and Fail


College of DuPage is simply trying to marginalize any media that does not agree with their position.

Nightly NewsCap: Your headlines in AUDIO!

whisky newscap

Topics covered include: Steve Ochs, teacher’s aide at Newton High School, arrested for allegedly masturbating in front of class; Kirby Cheesman takes a plea to sex crime against a Mt. Carmel High School student; and Edgar County Watchdogs make Forbes Magazine.


Adam with our North Counties correspondent Kirk Allen

Two regular guys from Southern Illinois, Kirk Allen and John Kraft, became folk heroes after lawfully “citizen arresting” their park district board. Now, their fight against corruption threatens to shake the established political order.

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