Charleston, IL. Former AAU Storm girls basketball coach Barry Wolfe sentenced today to 60 years in prison. He plead guilty to sexual abuse of girls he coached. More info to follow.
Coles Co. (ECWd) – Again, we had to extend the series as exposure to more insufficient information has come to light. Our goal is to ensure the people are being provided sufficient […]
Coles Co. (ECWd) – OK, we had to extend the series. See Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, and Part V to follow the chain of events that show why the local […]
Coles Co. (ECWd) – As promised, Part V of the five-part series. See Part I, Part II, Part III, and Part IV to follow the chain of events that show why the […]
Coles Co (ECWd) – As promised, Part III of the five-part series. See Part I and Part II to follow the chain of events that show why the local reporting is so […]
Coles Co. (ECWd) – As promised, Part II of what looks like will be a five-part series. See Part I at this link. August 3, 2018 Article – “CHARLESTON — Coles County’s commercial […]
Coles Co. (ECWd) – Over the last 18 months, we have been covering in great detail the illegal actions by Coles County officials. Those actions include bid-rigging, improper contracting, pay for no […]
Coles (ECWd) – Sheriff Rankin’s first year in office had a budget in place from his predecessor. Rankin is in the 4th year of his term, which means he has presented three […]
Coles Co. (ECWd) – There are times when you find things being done by County Board members and public officials that simply put you back in your seat in total disbelief. This […]
COLES CO., IL. (ECWd) – Defendant Barry Wolfe appeared in Coles County Court today for a hearing and entered a Guilty Plea to 4 counts of sexual abuse of a minor. He […]
COLES Co., IL. (ECWd) – Two Coles County residents, Rex Dukeman and Robb Perry, filed a Petition for Leave to File Quo Warranto Complaint. This revolves around the authority, or alleged lack […]
Coles Co. (ECWd) – After running one article on Ford County and their Supervisor of Assessment failures, the Supervisor resigned and today we find that the Ford County Board of Review did […]
Coles Co. (ECWd) – When a County’s top Law Enforcement officer, the State’s Attorney, refuses to represent the people when all evidence points to them being right, it’s time for a new […]
Coles Co. (ECWd) – A short notice of appeal has been filed in the Federal Courts pertaining to the lawsuit brought by Rob Perry and Rex Dukeman, both members of the Concerned […]
COLES CO., IL. (ECWd) – The State of Illinois Prisoner Review Board (“PRB”) is a state agency whose members are appointed by the Governor of Illinois. According to its website (here) the […]
Coles County Taxpayer Suit Dismissed -did Judge telegraph path to victory against Coles County? – Updated!
Coles CO. (ECWd) – The lawsuit filed against Coles County and their irregular assessment practices has been dismissed by the Federal Court but not without an interesting twist. The legal doctrine of […]
COLES CO., IL. (ECWd) – The boy who is alleged to have fired upon classmates at the high school in Mattoon a few weeks ago is back in the headlines today with […]
Coles Co. (ECWd) – The taxpayers suing Coles County in Federal Court have filed an amended complaint that further details the alleged Fourteenth Amendment violations of the US Consitution to include seeking […]
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Coles Co. (ECWd) – While the taxpayers of Mattoon take their property assessment case against Coles County to the Federal Courts, a question that comes to mind is what other matters are […]
Coles Co. (ECWd) – As the State of Illinois crumbles from failures of our public officials to know and do their job, one only need to look at their local government to […]