Author: John Kraft

SANGAMON COUNTY, IL. (ECWd) - In true self-serving fashion, one of the contracted Engineers for the South Sangamon Water Commission has reaped a benefit no other person in this state can touch - he managed to get the SSWC to give him an easement for recreational, hunting,...

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) - November will be three years since the fire-bombing of two aircraft at the Paris Airport, located just north of Paris, Illinois in Edgar County, and the Illinois State Police report of the crime is still lacking in much evidence. Polygraphs: Four people were asked to be...

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) - Latest on Chatham’s Water Problems — Bishop On Air October 25, 2016 Bishop talks with Edgar County Watchdogs’ Kirk Allen about the latest in the ongoing saga of Chatham’s public water supply. Click link below to listen to the audio. http://www.wmay.com/episode/latest-on-chathams-water-problems-bishop-on-air/ http://www.wmay.com/episode/latest-on-chathams-water-problems-bishop-on-air/ Please consider a donation...

EDGAR CO., IL. (ECWd) - We recently reported on a lawsuit (here) where an individual claims he was wrongly arrested and the handcuffs were placed on his wrists too tight, causing injuries. After receiving what is purported to be all the video from the incident, it is...

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) - On October 18, 2016, Edgar County Corrections Officer, Stacey Hawkins, entered a plea of not guilty and demanded a jury trial. She was charged with Domestic Battery and Aggravated Assault stemming from an incident on September 5th, where she allegedly made physical contact...

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) - The Edgar County State's Attorney filed an updated complaint with the Circuit Court on October 13, 2016. Original article (here). In the updated complaint, the name of the alleged victim in Count II was changed from Sherry Ricketts to Harold Davies. No further mention...

EDGAR CO., IL. (ECWd) - Failure to pay bills. Amazing real-life state of affairs of the Illinois State Government has hampered criminal investigations. In Edgar County, it is the investigation of the 2013 firebombing of two airplanes while they sat outside a hangar at the airport located...