Paris, IL. (ECWd) -
The Edgar County State's Attorney's Office is on quarantine due to a positive test of COVID-19.
Edgar County Board Chairman Jeff Voigt stated that "an office in the courthouse is on quarantine due to a positive COVID-19 test, and SERVPRO has been contacted and will be at the courthouse this morning to clean and sanitize the Courtrooms, restrooms, hallways, and the elevator."
Voigt would not state which office or which person, however, I was informed this morning that the case involving former Paris Councilman Kemper will not be heard this afternoon due to this new information, and all criminal cases have been postponed.
We urge any criminal defendants to contact the court about their case, and not rely on the information within this article, as this is unofficial information - although we believe it to be true and obtained it from multiple sources within the courthouse.
We will update this article should the Court issue a statement or press release.