Now, they’re taking their honed, good government show on the road. With their reputation preceding them, fast victories have been notched in neighboring towns.
For example, in Albion, the entire leadership of the fire department resigned after the Watchdogs stopped the board from holding an illegal vote on contracts to conflicted parties. In Effingham, after just one public comment followed by one Freedom of Information Act request, the health department administrator tried to resign but was instead fired by the board. In Ford-Iroquois County, the health department was disbanded after the Watchdogs pushed an investigation into an alleged $4 million federal flood grant fraud, public credit cards used for private beer and gasoline purchases, and substantial gift card employee compensation which circumvented payroll taxes.
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