At least three Carlinville area residents have joined the chorus of complaints over the alleged unresponsiveness of the City of Carlinville regarding Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, the Edgar County Watchdogs (ECW) said on Thursday.
Two separate CDs the City of Carlinville said it sent in response to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests by a government oversight group either got lost in the mail or never made it that far, the group argued on Tuesday.
Depending on one's point of view, either the Edgar County Watchdogs (ECW) have been attacking Carlinville's mayor and interfering in elections or the Blackburn College newspaper is a biased publication doing a "hatchet job" on a group acting in the public interest.
Cass and Scott counties, along with 22 other counties in Illinois, have more voters on their official registration lists than voting-age residents, according to a recent letter sent to the state by the oversight group Judicial Watch.
The Illinois Attorney General's office has initiated an investigation into an alleged violation of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by the City of Carlinville after the Edgar County Watchdogs (ECW) filed a complaint.
The attorney for recently reinstated South Jacksonville Police Chief Joshua Hallock is calling for an official misconduct inquiry into the village regarding the release of privileged attorney-client material, the Edgar County Watchdogs reported recently.
Daniel Swanson, the Republican candidate for the Illinois House seat for District 74, presented his qualifications for office recently, including his agricultural roots and time spent as an officer of the Illinois National Guard.