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Video: House fire in 200 block of East Madison in Paris –

May 14, 2017   ·   1 Comments

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – Video of the house fire in the 200 block of East Madison Street in Paris, Illinois. It was called in at ...

Metcalf flooding pictures –

Metcalf, IL. (ECWd) – Pictures are of flooding in Metcalf – mostly on Metcalf Road, with County Road 6 being the worst. Mayor Cheryl Gill ...

Edgar County Motions To Dismiss RIDES-MTD’s Amended Complaint –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – Edgar County has filed an answer, in the form of a Motion to Dismiss, to the amended complaint filed against them ...

Former Illinois State Rep. Candidate, Randy Peterson, arrested and charged with domestic battery –

INDIANAPOLIS, IN. (ECWd) – Former Candidate for State Representative of the 102nd District in Illinois, Randall “Randy” Peterson, 38, was arrested in Marion County Indiana on ...

Paris Area Chamber of Commerce President Arrested for DWI –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – Randy Peterson, the current President of the Board of the Paris Area Chamber of Commerce was arrested on March 5, 2017, ...

RIDES Mass Transit v. Edgar County – Our Opinion…

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – Rides Mass Transit District (“RIDES-MTD“)filed its amended complaint a couple of weeks ago in their lawsuit alleging Edgar County owes them ...

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

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 ...

Jodi Carroll Interviewed ECWd on Everyday Heroes Radio –

CHICAGO, IL. (ECWd) – Jodi Carroll, from Everyday Heroes Radio interviewed the Edgar County Watchdogs on her radio show and was gracious enough to allow ...

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 ...

RIDES v. Edgar Co. – What really happened in the Courtroom –

CHARLESTON, IL. (ECWd) – We will cover several issues in this article, starting with what was reported in the local paper: Prairie Press (PP): “. ...

WCIA report on Citizen Watchdog Training – Champaign –

CHAMPAIGN, IL. (ECWd) – WCIA-3 reported on our citizen watchdog training held in Champaign yesterday. It was sponsored by AFP Foundation – Americans For Prosperity Foundation ...

Call to Action – Can you identify this deputy sheriff?

Edgar Co. (ECWd) – We received a link to this video several months ago but have been unable to confirm the name of the Deputy ...

Edgar County, Edgar County Sheriff, and yes, Dee Burgin being sued once again!

Edgar Co. (ECWd) – Once again we see Edgar County Sheriff’s Deputy Dee Burgin being named in yet another civil rights police abuse case.  Also named ...

RIDES Mass Transit Lawsuit v. Edgar County Dismissed, Both Counts Stricken –

EDGAR CO., IL. (ECWd) – During the hearing on January 11, 2017, the Court heard arguments from both RIDES Mass Transit District and Edgar County ...

Washington Times: “The unsung heroes of Illinois” –

EDGAR CO., IL. (ECWd) – Nice article in the Washington Times about a couple of Illinois Watchdogs… “Their dedication to making things get better faster ...

Shimkus Failed To Gain The Energy and Commerce Chairmanship –

WASHINGTON D.C. (ECWd) – More news pointing to the possible resignation of John Shimkus is the fact that Rep. Greg Walden beat him out of ...

ECWd 2016 Review (Video) –

Edgar Co. (ECWd) – A 24-minute review of some of what we worked on in 2016. Enjoy, and thanks for all the tips and other ...

Clark-Edgar Rural Water District Sets 2017 Meeting Schedule –

OLIVER, IL. (ECWd) – The Clark-Edgar Rural Water District has set its 2017 regular board meeting dates as listed below: CERWD – 2017 Meeting Schedule ...

Edgar County Zoning Commission Recommends County Pass Zoning Ordinance –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – At a meeting held December 19, 2016, the Edgar County Airport Zoning Commission voted to recommend an Airport Zoning Ordinance to ...

Clark-Edgar Rural Water District Candidates for the April 2017 Election –

EDGAR CO., IL. (ECWd) – The list of candidates who filed their petitions for Clark-Edgar Rural Water Commissioner, prior to the end of the filing ...

Municipal Minute Wrote About Our Appellate Court Victory –

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) – Here is a link to their Municipal Minute article (click here). . Court Interprets “Public Recital” Requirement of OMA Prior to ...

Jeff Voigt Elected Chairman of Edgar County Board for another term –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – The Edgar County Board held its organizational meeting this morning and elected Jeff Voigt as chairman for another two years. Mr. ...

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 ...

Edgar County Board: Taxes Don’t Come From Taxpayers-

EDGAR CO., IL. (ECWd) – Great News! From today’s County Board meeting: Edgar County Board has confirmed that taxes paid via the Hotel/Motel Tax don’t come ...

Clark-Edgar Rural Water District Holds Deposits 27 Years – Provides No Water –

OLIVER, IL. (ECWd) – We have written about this unethical and unlawful situation in Clark and Edgar Counties before but thought it time to remind ...

BGA: Illinois FOIA Appeals Linger With No End In Sight

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) – The Better Government Association (BGA) wrote an article spotlighting the Freedom Of Information Act and the Attorney General’s role in assuring compliance ...

Clark-Edgar Rural Water District Writes Off Over $40,000 In Bad Debt –

OLIVER, IL. (ECWd) – That’s right. The Clark-Edgar Rural Water District (CERWD) has “written off” more than $40,000.00 in uncollected debt for water service. That’s ...

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 ...

RIDES Mass Transit Responds To Edgar County’s Motion To Dismiss –

PARIS and HARRISBURG, IL. (ECWd) – RIDES Mass Transit District (RIDES) has filed its answer to Edgar County’s Motion to Dismiss. Here is our opinion ...

Video: WAND’s Doug Wolfe Reports On Citizen Watchdogs –

DECATUR, IL. (ECWd) – WAND  I-TEAM Reporter, Doug Wolfe: “As newspapers struggle to survive many no longer keep an eye on tax dollars and government ...

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