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Paris Area Chamber of Commerce President Arrested for DWI –

March 14, 2017   ·   4 Comments

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

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, ...

Photos of Cockroaches Found In B & J’s Restaurant –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – The Edgar County Health Department has provided their report, including photos, on their inspection of B & J Restaurant in Paris, ...

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 ...

B & J’s Restaurant: Customer Complained About Cockroaches, Got Banned From Restaurant –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – According to a customer of B & J’s restaurant (aka “The Track Shack” as it is also known due to its proximity ...

Prairie Press and Paris Beacon-News “merging” –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – According to the Press Release, the Prairie Press and Paris Beacon-News will merge operations beginning Thursday, June 16, 2016. Tay Smith ...

Zoning in Edgar County – What’s the rush?

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – Over the past two years, a Federal Airport Grant was stopped THREE times: once due to a fraudulent grant application in which ...

A Paris, IL. Cosmetology License Revoked for Fraudulent Documents –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – The Illinois Department of Financial and Profession Registration has revoked the Cosmetology License # 011-2981120, of Truc Pham, Paris, IL. due to his submission ...

Edgar County Board mulls giving County Airport to City of Paris –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – During the Edgar County Board study session held on April 25, 2016, the board discussed several options they are contemplating with ...

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 ...

Untrue Headline on front of Prairie Press today –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – With this week’s edition of the PP looking like a gigantic sob-fest after election results came in, it is no wonder ...

It’s National Sunshine Week and Prairie Press published anti-Sunshine letter –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – During “National Sunshine Week” in which virtually every organization (and good public official) across the nation, who publish information about government is ...

Donate directly to the Paris High School Band, not to the Prairie Press –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – There has been a recent push to collect donations to help the Paris High School Band and their quest to go ...

Update with pics: Sheriff Dept – School Bus accident –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – Updated post from earlier today. I snapped a few pictures at the accident scene earlier this afternoon on my way to ...

BREAKING: Sheriff Dept and School Bus involved in accident –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – A school bus, an Edgar County Sheriff Deputy car, and a white truck were all involved in an accident at or ...

State Rep Candidate Randy Peterson – The do-nothing county party chairman –

EDGAR CO., IL. (ECWd) – When you look at people and how they conduct themselves in their quest for political power, you must take into ...

Edgar County Sample Ballot –

EDGAR CO., IL., (ECWd) – Below are the sample March 2016 ballots for Edgar County broken down by party. These came from the Edgar County ...

Edgar County’s Mike Heltsley envious of honorable service –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – We left off with the “Proud to be a Good Ole Boy” and “Your County Board is not stealing from you” ...

Mike Heltsley – Proud to be a Good Ole Boy –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – Next in his “letter” to the so-called editors of the Prairie Press, he talks about getting the work of the people ...

Edgar County Airport Policy Update –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – The most recent two meetings of the Edgar County Airport Advisory Board had discussions on using the “Airport Policy Manual” as ...

Edgar Co. Airport Meeting – The Handbook & Changes coming on Advisory Board

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – Updated January 12, 2015 @ 7:43 a.m. to correct a quote… Well, another exciting meeting behind us! This Edgar County Airport ...

IDOT-D5 and IAHE’s Chapter 5 President –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – UPDATE:  12-15-2015 @ 12:33 – The IAHE-IL website was updated to remove her information, but I had already saved a copy… ...

Strong Storms Bring Down Paris Community Christmas Tree –

Paris, IL. (ECWd) – Strong storms moved thru the Paris, Illinois area last night leaving downed trees in its wake. One casualty was the community ...

Christmas Tree Delivered to Edgar County Courthouse (Video) –

Paris, IL. (ECWd) – This morning, I spotted the Christmas Tree being delivered to the Edgar County Courthouse lawn. It was cut from a yard ...

First Snow in Paris, IL. 11-21-2015 (Videos) –

Paris, IL. (ECWd) – First snow of the winter is happening now. Videos below:   Getting heavy and starting to stick to the truck… Starting ...

Tay Smith’s Lawsuit v. Paris Beacon News Tossed Out by Judge –

Paris, IL. (ECWd) – That lawsuit filed after Taylor Smith left the Paris Beacon News was dismissed on all counts – with leave to refile. ...

A heavy heart –

Yesterday I attended the Honey Bee parade in Paris, IL. A local person walked by that I knew and when I simply said hi, how ...

State Rep Candidate Randy Peterson’s DUI was more than twice the legal limit –

Paris, IL. (ECWd) – The reporting on Randy Peterson’s candidacy by the News-Gazette, which reported Peterson’s ’03 DUI arrest as having “a preliminary blood test ...

Paris School District 95 to get $10k refund from TRS –

Paris, IL. (ECWd) – In May, we ran an article referencing fines paid to the Teacher’s Retirement System by our local school districts. Data provided ...

Brad Halbrook Announces Candidacy for the 102nd House District

For Immediate Release Contact: Mark Shelden September 23, 2015 217-493-8543 Brad Halbrook, former State Representative and Republican from Shelbyville, will be announcing his intention to ...

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