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Charleston City Council hears from Citizens, Legislators, and Watchdogs –

April 22, 2015   ·   12 Comments

Charleston, IL. (ECWd) – The Charleston City Council held its regular meeting last night – the first meeting after passing the Resolution in support of ...

Owner of Charleston’s Sun Elite Gymnastics temporarily barred from participating in USTTA/AAU events – –

Charleston, IL. (ECWd) – The Executive Director and National Chair of the U.S. Tumbling and Trampoline Association, and Second Lt. Governor of the AAU Central ...

Charleston City Council endorses “Right to Work” with resolution –

Charleston, IL. (ECWd) – During their city council meeting on April 7, 2015, the Charleston City Council passed a Resolution entitled “Supporting Local Government Empowerment ...

Coles County – Illegal Gun Sales by former Sheriff – Protecting their own?

Coles County (ECWd) – When a law enforcement entity breaks the law, who can the people turn to for accountability?  As referenced in this article, ...

Ashmore Woman Pleads Guilty to Stealing from Charleston School Booster Club –

COLES CO., IL. (ECWd) – Published by JG-TC.com (click here) Woman admits stealing from booster club  17 hours ago  •  DAVE FOPAY JG-TC Staff Writer ...

Tumbling/Gymnastics Club in Charleston Padlocked – Investigation Underway –

Charleston, IL. (ECWd) – UPDATE: 3-27-2015 @ 4:14 p.m. This is what the reporter received from the Illinois State Police: “The building was locked by ...

Laws matter…..even for the law enforcers!

COLES CO. (ECWd) – As our regular readers know, the outgoing Coles County Sherriff is no newcomer to violating the law, and to date has ...

Bank Robbery – Oakland, Illinois –

COLES CO. (ECWd) – UPDATE: From WCIA-3: Update: 10:40 am, 8/20/14, Wednesday COLES COUNTY — Authorities are asking the public’ help identifying a bank robbery ...

Lake Land College Employee Terminated, Charged With Theft –

MATTOON, IL. (ECWd) – This is a common situation that we discover time and time again in nearly every public body we look at. We ...

Sheriff Darrel Cox – Records Destruction Update!

ECWd’s – Coles County Sheriff   You may recall previous facts shared on Darrel Cox and his habit of requesting record destruction authorizations. (Click here ...

Sheriff Cox Violated Court Orders!

ECWd’s – Coles County  “No one can seem to come up with the right answer” – WTHI News anchor March 17th, 2013 We came up ...

Sheriff Darrel Cox – Facing Criminal Charges?

ECWd’s – Coles County Sheriff Darrel Cox may now be facing even more trouble if the reasons for a recent FOIA denial are in fact ...

FOX News Reports Local Watchdog Investigations –

(ECWd) – Race for the 110th – Recent articles published and a joint investigation by Illinois Watchdog and Edgar County Watchdogs have resulted in FOX ...

Darrell Cox: IL Sheriff Seizes, Sells Guns…Bills Self for Repairs…

CHARLESTON, IL. (ECWd) – By Benjamin Yount | Illinois Watchdog SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Dozens of guns taken from crime scenes and accused criminals in Coles ...

Jimmy Rankin – Candidate for Coles County Sheriff –

CHARLESTON, IL. (ECWd) – There has been considerable chatter in reference to Jimmy Rankin, candidate for Coles County Sheriff. Most of it centered around people ...

Darrel Cox, the truth eludes him!

ECWd’s – 110th State Representative Race If I have said it once, I have said it a hundred times, zebras don’t change their stripes. When ...

Breach of Union Contract – Sheriff Darrel Cox

ECWd’s – 110th State Representative Race Short, sweet and to the point!  Elected officials who breach the law and ignore contract obligations have no business ...

Lonnie Lutz, Former Coles County Public Defender, Disbarred –

COLES CO. (ECWd) – CORRECTED: Former Coles County Public Defender, Lonnie Lutz, has been disbarred from the practice of law in his third disciplinary hearing ...

Deputy Price (Coles Co.) Gets 6 Months Suspension For DUI –

COLES CO. (ECWd) – Coles County Deputy Joe Price received 6 calendar months of unpaid suspension as a result of a recent DUI. The Court ...

Sheriffs – Laws don’t apply to them?

COLES-EDGAR-EFFINGHAM – The overwhelming consistency we see with County Sheriffs, is the disregard for the law when it gets applied to themselves.   This is part ...

UPDATE: Lakeland College…Print Shop…Tax Objections…

MATTOON, IL (ECWd) – Updated at the bottom on 10-1-2013… After learning that there were potential real estate property tax objections, either filed or ready ...

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