Author: John Kraft

MACOUPIN CO., IL. (ECWd) - Just a quick question for y'all: Is the same attorney representing Carlinville, Sawyerville, and Royal Lakes? Is Mayor DeMuzio giving classes to the Macoupin County Mayoral Association on how to keep public records from the public? It appears so, with all of them refusing...

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) - Kami Miller and Ashley Miller (yes they are related) both pled guilty in Federal Court, the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, Urbana Division of crimes against the former East Central Illinois Mass Transit District. We wrote about these...

ATLANTA, IL. (ECWd) - We have previously reported on the Live and Learn Grant application, the Library's alleged contract for the purchase of the Union Hall building, and Trustee Bill Thomas' false statements of economic interests. On December 18, 2014, records indicate there were 2 separate contracts...

LaSalle County, IL. (ECWd) - A Special Prosecutor from the Illinois Office of the State's Attorney Appellate Prosecutor's Office was indicted on 17 felony counts yesterday in LaSalle County, Illinois - which arose out of his duties as State's Attorney. Download docket sheet (here), or view...

WHEELING, IL. (ECWd) - During this evening's Wheeling Village Trustee meeting, Mayor Horcher issued a Proclamation in support of the Constitution of the United States of America and celebration of Constitution Week. Yes! He advised "all citizens to reflect on all of their privileges and rights of...

OTTAWA, IL. (ECWd) - According to articles in MYWEBTIMES and the NEWS-TRIBUNE, former LaSalle County State's Attorney Brian Towne was indicted late this afternoon by a LaSalle County Grand Jury. Reports indicate the indictment consists of 17 Counts of Official Misconduct and Misapplication of Public Funds. Thirteen of...

ATLANTA, IL. (ECWd) - [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="194"] William "Bill" Thomas[/caption] This article is to explain the steps we believe were used by Trustee William Thomas and the other Atlanta Public Library District Board of Trustees to, in our opinion, pilfer and scam the State of Illinois...