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Alan Zuber, Karl Farnham refuse to sign for Administrative Review Summons –

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On January 4, 2016


In an update to the Complaint for Administrative Review I filed last week in the Edgar County Circuit Court, one requirement to service of summons was that it be accomplished within the 35 day statutory time-limit.

I complied with the Illinois Administrative Review Law by mailing a copy of the Complaint, along with the Summons, in a sealed envelope, with postage prepaid, address to the parties at their last known address.

Whether they signed for it or not, it is deemed “served” when I deposited those envelopes with the Post Office and they were postmarked proving when they were mailed.

So, Karl Farnham Jr. and Alan Zuber refused delivery of the summons, but the law still considers thay were served since it was mailed and postmarked within the 35 day time frame. They didn’t want to follow the law, now they don’t want to go to court…

735 ILCS 5/3-103

. . . shall be deemed to have been served either when a copy of the decision is personally delivered or when a copy of the decision is deposited in the United States mail, in a sealed envelope or package, with postage prepaid, addressed to the party affected by the decision at his or her last known residence or place of business.

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  • SafeLibraries
    Posted at 01:47h, 05 January

    What goes on in their heads?

  • former Paris resident
    Posted at 05:04h, 05 January

    They are use to doing whatever they want with your tax dollar and enriching their selves at your expense … This shows how low these people will go and I am so happy that I moved not only out of Paris and Edgar County but out of the state entirely … I continue to read the Watchdogs daily because it is the only true news from where I was born and raised … I commend these people for doing the job they do , not completely for themselves , but also for the taxpayers … Unfortunately this county , town and state aren’t isolated because every place this same thing happens , maybe not to the extent , but still happens …

  • Chris M. Gaines
    Posted at 10:56h, 05 January

    Thank you for following through with this case in court. If they don’t show up to court, what happens next? Just curious. Have a nice day.

  • Robert O. Bogue
    Posted at 11:02h, 05 January

    Well…………..there’s no surprise there but, what would you expect? You keep reminding those part time bandits of their legal and ethical responsibilities. One to bid out insurance, for the second time. A ‘mistake’ that should be horribly embarrassing for a former school administrator and two: to reject payment for unwarranted insurance benefits….. and even….. to pay back those benefits already received. That’s where the former sheriff turns out to be one of the biggest ducks in the pond. Farnham owes the county over 18 or more thousand dollars in unwarranted benefits: so go figure, he’s not going to play ball either.

    Clearly, these two have picked up all of their marbles, don’t want to play and have run home to Momma. I even suspect they’ve sort of stuck their heads in the sand and turned their back sides to you: a common response from the members of the “good old boys club”.

    But now then and for a change…why not consider the Edgar County taxpayer who’s footing the bill for these part time clowns. What conclusion, is the hard working Edgar County Taxpayer supposed to draw from this kind of immature behavior? These are county board members for goodness sake. They’re elected to lead with honor, to make responsible decisions, and not to break the law. What could they possibly be thinking? They just need to fix all of this, something they should have done a long time ago.

    It’s not the messenger, it’s the message…get it?

    • Chris M. Gaines
      Posted at 12:48h, 05 January

      Well said Mr. Bogue! You should run for a Edgar County Board seat…lol. Demand electoral reforms then vote in November! Please. Have a nice day.

      • jmkraft
        Posted at 13:08h, 05 January

        His name is on the ballot…

        • Chris M. Gaines
          Posted at 17:55h, 05 January

          I’m aware he is on the ballot John, I was being facetious obviously, that’s why I put…lol. Do you support him in his election efforts John? Just curious. Have a nice day.