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Sigel Township road commissioner facing multiple felony charges –

By Kirk Allen & John Kraft

On November 29, 2014

Shelby Co. (ECWd)

Sigel Township Road Commissioner is facing multiple felony charges, ranging from multiple felony theft charges, to Official Misconduct. (Click here for list of charges)

We are still gathering records, but based on what we have been informed of, it appears to have to do with rock purchases and hauling, not all that different from the illegal driveways being provided in Edgar and Effingham Counties.

What is ironic are the parallels in this case to those right here in Edgar County.  You know, the county a local newspaper said they could not see any corruption in?  In Shelby County the guy gets charged with multiple felony charges, but in Edgar County nothing was done about the confirmed illegal acts in several townships that included free driveways for certain citizens at the expense of the tax payer.

Previous coverage on the Edgar County corruption by township road commissioners is listed below.  We call it corruption because it was clearly illegal for them to do what they did, proven to be a violation of the law by IDOT, and no one was held accountable to the law like we see in other counties.

Chris Patrick Driveway

Brad Young Driveway

Paris Township Driveway corruption

Watchdog action recovers funds for taxpayer….again!

More Free Driveways – West Township – Effingham County

West Twp, Effingham County – IDOT Confirms Misuse of Public Funds


Shelby Court House


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  • ECWDogs
    Posted at 14:20h, 29 November

    Sigel Township road commissioner facing multiple felony charges –

  • joesteals
    Posted at 16:48h, 29 November

    Sigel Township road commissioner facing multiple felony charges –

  • offended
    Posted at 08:50h, 30 November

    Better add Arcola Township to your list. This happened all the time here.

  • Unhappy Taxpayer
    Posted at 16:06h, 30 November

    Taxpayers in Arcola are waiting for Dec.16th the day the Watchdogs start winning lawsuits against the Township Board for hiding information.offended is right,Nacke’s been doing favors with taxpayers money for over 25 years,sounds alot like Sigel.Much will be uncovered,thanks Watchdogs!