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Janet Mason filed the complaint which brought the State COVID Police to Paris, IL. –

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On November 28, 2020

Paris, IL. (ECWd) –

Janet Mason, Administrator of the Edgar County Public Health Department, is the person who filed a complaint with the Illinois State Police, Zone 5, which brought the Illinois State COVID Police to a Paris, Illinois restaurant a couple of weeks ago.

In an apparent last-ditch effort to assert her perceived authority over local businesses, Mason contacted the Illinois State Police complaining about a local restaurant who allegedly refused to cooperate with the ECPHD and its enforcement efforts.

The complaint alleges that the Paris Police Chief was told not to enforce any rules and that the manager of the restaurant was rude and refused to sign the paperwork presented by Mason.

There was a positive case the first week of Aug and three positives “associated” with the restaurant in Sep. The latest inspections were in October.

The ECPHD issued two citations – Oct 7 and 8 – and the person in charge said she would not change anything until she received a court order. The ECPHD said several residents complained to them, and during their inspections, they spotted workers and customers without masks and without distance between tables.

After that, Mason complained to the Illinois State Police.

There was no evidence provided in specific FOIA requests from either the ECPHD or the Edgar County Sheriff that Mason attempted to solicit assistance from the Paris Police Department or the Edgar County Sheriff prior to contacting the State Police.

Read copies of the FOIA responses from ECPHD (here) and ECSD (here).

Incidentally, in August, we published an article entitled “Local Health Departments: Mask as I say, Not as I do” showing a video of this Edgar County Public Health Department violating its own rules, inside its own meeting room, while at the same time telling everyone else to comply with masking and distancing suggestions (watch it here).



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  • Homer
    Posted at 13:56h, 28 November Reply

    Did you write a. Article on cock roaches in the same restaurant

  • PK
    Posted at 14:57h, 28 November Reply

    Aha! HOMER is the grade school aged student in the Clinton County, Indiana public health director’s video message responding with a high five. Now poor HOMER has the wrong idea for life.

  • Homer
    Posted at 15:08h, 28 November Reply

    Nope not me

  • Anita Sweater
    Posted at 02:55h, 29 November Reply

    Do not forget who this traitor is. This person is Gestapo worthy and to be shunned by every single person that she comes across. This kind of filth desrves nothing but contempt.

  • jamie
    Posted at 08:23h, 29 November Reply

    This kind of person needs Jesus, as do many, including the DUI lady. This war should be fought on our knees.

  • Ang
    Posted at 00:00h, 04 December Reply

    As if the ISP don’t have far more pressing matters than being the Food During Lockdowns Police?

    This is misuse and abuse of law enforcement. I’d rather see them cracking down on drunk drivers.

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