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May 29, 2024


District 95’s Grand Jury Subpoena –

Paris, Ill. (ECWd) – Last summer after the FBI searched the former superintendent’s home, we submitted a Freedom of Information Act request to Paris District 95 for a copy of the grand jury subpoena.  They provided a heavily redacted copy, refused to un-redact any of

Shelby County – An Example Of Problem Solving

Shelby Co. (ECWd) – In May of 2023 a dust storm south of Springfield, Illinois resulted in a multi-vehicle pile-up with multiple deaths on Interstate 55.  Emergency personnel from multiple districts were called to manage the mass casualty incident which included numerous vehicle extrication/rescue operations. 

Shelby County – Santa Is Back

Shelby Co., Ill. (ECWd) – We asked for assistance in locating any State’s Attorney Conference in the Orlando Florida area during December of 2022 in this article. While we are confident we have exhausted all efforts of identifying any such conference and believe no such

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Illinois State Police Spent $237,316.47 Settling FOIA Lawsuits

Illinois (ECWd) – After our recent settlement of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), case against the Illinois State Police resulted in our obtaining the requested records and over $20,600.00 being paid to our attorney, I was curious how many other FOIA cases resulted in

Shelby County – Actions Have Consequences

Shelby Co. (ECWd) – After publishing this article regarding a call for a special county board meeting in Shelby County, it appears, once again, that the local hysteria is so ingrained in a narrative supporting their anger that all logical thought processes have vanished from

City Gives Away Cash For Christmas Gifts –

Le Roy, Ill. (ECWd) – According to meeting minutes of the November 20, 2023, Le Roy city council meeting, the aldermen voted to give away municipal funds. By unanimous vote, Christmas gift (debit) cards totaling $1000.00 were gifted to city employees and to members of

Illinois State Police FOIA – $20,622.93

Shelby Co. (ECWd) – After the Attorney General’s office chose to not pursue any criminal charges in the illegal sale of seized firearms by the former Sheriff Don Koonce, we requested all the investigation files to include the taped interviews so that we could try