Attorney General Launched Inquiry Into Bellwood Public Library

Monday, July 18, 2016 || Originally Published:Edgar County Watchdogs || 6/17/16  The Attorney General’s Office of the Public Access Counselor (PAC) has now opened in inquiry into the actions of the Bellwood Public Library Board of Trustees from April through June 2016. Violations of the Open Meetings Act are Class-C criminal misdemeanors under the statute. Assistant Attorney General Neal Olson sent a letter to Bellwood … Continue reading Attorney General Launched Inquiry Into Bellwood Public Library

Watchdogs Scrutinize Bellwood Public Library’s ‘Manipulative Mystery Man’

Sunday, June 12, 2016 || By Michael Romain  A June 8 meeting of the Bellwood Public Library’s Board of Trustees was the subject of a probing article published by the Edgar County Watchdogs — essentially two regular citizens from largely rural Edgar County who regularly take local governing bodies to task. A March 2015 article in the Chicago Tribune described Kirk Allen and John Kraft as … Continue reading Watchdogs Scrutinize Bellwood Public Library’s ‘Manipulative Mystery Man’