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May 27, 2024

Author: John Kraft & Kirk Allen

WILL CO. (ECWd) - In a surprise email from the Illinois Attorney General's Public Access Counselor's office, it was clear Wesley Township had attempted to get the August 20, 2019, opinion stating they violated the Open Meetings Act ("OMA") overturned. They did this by attempting to establish...

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) - Former Edgar County Health Department employee Courtni Hays was arrested under an August 16, 2019, warrant and charged with a Class 2 Felony for allegedly committing theft of between $10,000 and $100,000 from the Edgar County Health Department. Hays posted $500 Bond on...

Wilmington, IL. (ECWd) - As we had previously reported, Wesley Township made a decision without voting on it during a public meeting. The decision was the result of the township trustees allegedly calling the supervisor and demanding she close the township park to campers because of...

CAHOKIA, IL. (ECWd) - Records provided to ECWd by Brad VanHoose, who received them via a FOIA request, indicate the Illinois State Police and FBI investigated the Village of Cahokia elections board for alleged election interference, among other things in 2015. The Illinois Appellate Prosecutor's Office took...

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