(LFC Comments: Wow, just got this article from a Lake County lobbyist.)
Here are some excerpts:
“Clark County, Illinois — Sometimes citizens can be so frustrated with county board members they wish someone could just place them under arrest. Well, that is exactly what citizens in Clark County, Illinois did.”
“In an effort to take back their government from self-serving politicians and bureaucrats, Kraft and Allen established a group called the Edgar County Watchdogs. Through a combination of public pressure, Freedom of Information filings, lawsuits, and media exposure, they have created a system that deeply threatens Illinois’ corrupt, entrenched political establishment. They operate a blog called Illinois Leaks that exposes corruption at the state and local levels. The blog is so popular that, it is trusted more than the local paper.” (Emphasis added by LFC)
“By relentlessly pursuing justice for even the smallest infractions by bureaucrats and politicians, the Edgar County Watchdogs have driven 102 public officials to resign from their posts, including 33 officials in Edgar County alone.”
“In what was one of their most epic displays of political crime-fighting, which was captured on video, Allen and Kraft held the entire Clark County Park District Board under citizen’s arrest on May 13, 2014, for violating the Illinois Open Meetings Act, a Class C misdemeanor.” (Emphasis added by LFC)
(LFC Comments: NOW THAT IS WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT!
Hmmm, we wonder what would have happened if this writer would have stood his ground against Jerry Cirino and demanded the Sheriff, at the time Dan Dunlap, appear to arrest Cirino for kicking a citizen out of the public meeting between the Commissioners and the Visitors Bureau – a violation of the Ohio Open Meetings Act?
It begs another question: Will the current Sheriff, Frank Leonbruno, have the back of citizens against any missteps by elected local officials, bureaucrats, or unconstitutional gun grabbing laws. What do you say Sheriff Leonbruno?