Edgar County Watchdogs, Inc. has been in operation for more than a decade - only through dogged reporting can faith in local government return.
It has been an exciting decade for us and for the public. Some agree, and some disagree with our approach to holding local governments accountable for their actions and to the laws they are bound to follow, and that’s OK.
supporting what we do, assistance from other reporters and citizens, assistance from many attorneys, and assistance from public officials. All of whom see the importance of our mission.
For the past decade, a couple of our absolute, nonnegotiable sticking points in Illinois local government are, open public meetings, the right for the public to address their public officials during open meetings, and the right of every person to have timely and complete access to the public records they wish to review.