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RIDES Mass Transit District files amended complaint v. Edgar County –

February 10, 2017   ·   0 Comments

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – A full eight days after the cut-off date to file an amended complaint, RIDES-MTD filed one in Edgar County Circuit Court. This ...

Edgar County 911 violates the law once again – agreement with Sheriff declared invalid

Edgar Co. (ECWd) – The Edgar County Watchdogs thanks Edgar County 911 Director Nannette Crippes, as she is one of the primary reasons this organization ...

The look into Edgar County Jail operations under former Sheriff Crippes

Edgar Co. (ECWd) – We have been demanding public records from the Illinois State Police since 2012 regarding the two former Edgar County Corrections officers ...

Forbes continues shining the light on our work.

Edgar Co. (ECWd) – Freelance Reporter Amanda Robert for Legal Newsline published her article on Forbes that shines the light on our work.  We appreciate ...

Edgar County Publishes Draft Airport Zoning Ordinance –

EDGAR CO., IL. (ECWd) – Earlier this week the Edgar County Board published a draft Airport Zoning Ordinance – which has yet to be recommended by ...

Federal Grand Jury Convened regarding East Central Illinois Mass Transit District

Edgar Co. (ECWd) – We now have confirmation a Federal Grand Jury in Springfield is being presented key investigative documents related to alleged misappropriation of ...

Illinois State Police Report On Edgar County Airport Fire Bombing – Chris Patrick, Jimmy Wells, Brian Phillips Refuse Polygraph –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – November will be three years since the fire-bombing of two aircraft at the Paris Airport, located just north of Paris, Illinois in Edgar ...

Edgar County Sheriff Department conveniently missing video footage of incident –

EDGAR CO., IL. (ECWd) – We recently reported on a lawsuit (here) where an individual claims he was wrongly arrested and the handcuffs were placed ...

Stacey Hawkins Pleads Not Guilty – Demands Jury Trial –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – On October 18, 2016, Edgar County Corrections Officer, Stacey Hawkins, entered a plea of not guilty and demanded a jury trial. ...

UPDATE: Edgar County Corrections Officer Stacey Hawkins Domestic Battery & Aggravated Assault With Splitting Maul Charges –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – The Edgar County State’s Attorney filed an updated complaint with the Circuit Court on October 13, 2016. Original article (here). In ...

Edgar County’s 2013 Airport Firebombing Investigation Hampered By 2008 Chrisman Double Murder Investigation?

EDGAR CO., IL. (ECWd) – Failure to pay bills. Amazing real-life state of affairs of the Illinois State Government has hampered criminal investigations. In Edgar ...

Edgar County Corrections Officer Charged – Domestic Battery & Aggravated Assault With Maul Splitter –

Edgar Co. (ECWd) – I received a tip shortly after labor day of a domestic violence call that involved an Edgar County Corrections Officer and ...

Edgar County Motions To Dismiss Lawsuit v. RIDES Mass Transit District –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – A little over a month ago, RIDES Mass Transit District (“RIDES-MTD”) filed suit naming Edgar County Treasurer Don Wiseman as Defendant ...

Edgar County Judge Denies Retrial In Fred Cox Sex Assault Case –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – The Court heard Motions for Retrial yesterday in the case of Fred Cox, who was convicted by a jury last December, ...

Edgar County Treasurer sued by RIDES Mass Transit for $152,150.49

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – We wrote in December 2015 about RIDES threatening a lawsuit (here) and explained the situation pretty thoroughly. RIDES-MTD filed the lawsuit ...

Convicted By Jury, DNA Results In Motion For New Trial, Still Locked Up –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – Following up on a previous article (here) which could turn out to be a case of wrongful prosecution and conviction, the ...

Fred Cox – DNA does not match, but still in jail –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – I attended two court hearings this month for the case of Fred Cox, 2014CF121, found guilty on December 16, 2015 of ...

Attorney General says Edgar County Board violated Open Meetings Act –

EDGAR CO., IL. (ECWd) – The Illinois Attorney General’s Public Access Counselor has issued a determination on a complaint filed alleging an Open Meetings violation ...

Edgar Co. Local Governments owe the State over $166,000 in overpaid PPRT –

Edgar County, IL. (ECWd) – The local governments in Edgar County owed the State of Illinois a total of $166,119.51 in overpayments the state made ...

Edgar Co. Airport – IDOT – Division of Aeronautics suspends airport grant work for second time in 18 months –

EDGAR CO., IL. (ECWd) – For the second time in the past 18 months, and in a move reminiscent of what we reported in September of 2014, ...

Edgar Co. Board sued under Administrative Review Law –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – The Edgar County Board, and each individual board member, are the subject of a lawsuit pursuant to the Illinois Administrative Review ...

IDOT District 5 – Free Rent and Property Tax Avoidance ?

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – According to a recent document dump from the Illinois Department of Transportation in relation to a Freedom of Information Act request ...

Edgar Co. Facing Lawsuit Over Excessive Compensation To Elected Officials –

Edgar Co., IL. (ECWd) – UPDATE: Dec. 28, 2015 – To clear up some misunderstandings, it is our position and belief that the county elected ...

RIDES Mass Transit District Threatens Lawsuit Against Edgar County –

EDGAR CO., IL. (ECWd) – On December 15, 2015 I submitted a request for public records to RIDES Mass Transit District, for all communications between ...

IDOT’s Bureau Chief of Transit Operations Giving Questionable Advice –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – This article is simply another in the long line of problems created when the Edgar County Board refuses to follow the ...

Alan Zuber and Bushue Human Resources Contribute to Violating County Board Bidding Requirements –

Edgar Co., IL. (ECWd) – It wasn’t much more than a year ago when the Edgar County Board, finally, after significant prodding, realized there was ...

Karl Farnham Makes Things Up – Prairie Press Prints It –

Edgar Co., IL. (ECWd) – Karl Farnham came up with some pretty good excuses, the problem is they are not true. Well, one thing was ...

Edgar Co. Board Meetings – Hot Topic: Elected Official Health Insurance –

Edgar Co., IL. (ECWd) – Published November 12, 2015 – If you relied on local media to report the happenings in respect to county business, ...

Edgar County Sheriff Jeff Wood should arrest himself –

Edgar Co., IL. (ECWd) – In past articles I wrote about Board Member Karl Farnham collecting insurance payments in violation of law,  Board Members Mike ...

Edgar Co. State’s Attorney Stuffing His Pockets With Your Money –

Edgar Co., IL. (ECWd) – Is it any wonder certain county board members are collecting county insurance benefits (Farnham, and Heltsley and Zuber) in violation ...

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