Author: John Kraft

EFFINGHAM, IL. (ECWd) - According to 979 XFM, Effingham Mayor Jeff Bloemker has resigned his position with the Illinois Department of Corrections. He was appointed to the position of CEO of Illinois Correctional Industries by Gov. Rauner. XFM says Bloemker provided a written statement saying in part...

Des Plaines, IL. (ECWd) - Back in the fall of 2016, Paul Hertel, Associate Superintendent of Des Plaines School District 62 filed a complaint with their local police department complaining about frequency of emails sent to the district. Deborah Wilson submitted various Freedom of Information Act requests, and sent...

CHICAGO, IL. (ECWd) - Today, a Grand Jury sent a True Bill of Indictment on three Chicago Police Officers in the killing of Laquan McDonald. In the Indictment, the Grand Jury alleges that David March, Joseph Walsh, and Thomas Gaffney committed: official misconduct obstruction of justice conspiracy...

TERRE HAUTE, IN. (ECWd) - [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="184"] J.D. Kesler (right)[/caption] Jerome D. "JD" Kesler appeared in Vigo County Court his morning on two felony charges of voting outside the precinct of where he lived - what some would refer to as voter fraud. It is alleged...