Author: John Kraft

NEWTON, IL. (ECWd) - Watch our video report on the federal lawsuit, and the "incident" after the last school board meeting adjourned. https://youtu.be/Md68OMTHSnc School Board Member Melissa Stanley made false 911 call after School Board Meeting - After the December 18, 2017 school board meeting, and according to the...

NEWTON, IL. (ECWd) - A Federal lawsuit has been filed in the United States District Court Southern District of Illinois naming the following as Defendants: Board of Education of the Jasper County Community Unit School District Number 1 Andrew D. Johnson, Superintendent Jon Fulton, President of...

COLES CO., IL. (ECWd) - The State of Illinois Prisoner Review Board ("PRB") is a state agency whose members are appointed by the Governor of Illinois. According to its website (here) the PRB is a quasi-judicial body and is tasked with making recommendations for parole and clemency...

ROBINSON, IL. (ECWd) - The Crawford County Electoral Board today Granted the Motions to Strike Petition Objections against certain nomination papers of candidates for Republican Precinct Committeemen. This action keeps all names on the spring 2018 ballot. Video: https://youtu.be/AhMg-rMUBEY . Our work is funded entirely thru donations and we ask that...

COLES CO., IL. (ECWd) - Electioneering using State Vehicle: On December 4, 2017, John Clough was spotted arriving at the Coles County Courthouse around 11:55 a.m., in his assigned state-owned vehicle. His purpose was to deliver his petition packets for Republican Precinct Committeeman in Coles County. He...