Yesterday on May 18, 2007, the North District was visited by the Illinois Department of Labor. Investigators from the State were checking for Shoring in Ditches. Today, May 11, 2007, the State Inspectors were investigating the Central District. Every Foreman was warned ahead of time. Shoring is almost never used and the rules are not enforced. Now, Department of Water Management want to enforce the rules on digging next to trees unless their is an exception, Clouted People that do not want the tree removed. Are you starting to understand the way things are? Patrick McDonough.