Author: John Kraft

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) - During "National Sunshine Week" in which virtually every organization (and good public official) across the nation, who publish information about government is screaming for more transparency and Freedom of Information Act reforms to enhance access to public records, the Prairie Press publishes a...

ILLINOIS - Here are some of the website links to check online election results: 16 Counties:  http://www.accessliberty.com/ Edgar: http://il.edgar.accessliberty.com/ DuPage:  https://www.dupageco.org/electionresults/ McHenry:  https://www.co.mchenry.il.us/county-government/departments-a-i/county-clerk/elections/election-results Douglas:  http://www.douglascountyil.com/electionresults.html Vermilion:  http://www.co.vermilion.il.us/cntyclrk/results-1.htm Crawford:  http://www.crawfordcountycentral.com/coclerk/2016_primary.htm McLean County:  http://webapp.mcleancountyil.gov/webapps/CountyClerk/eresults/results-1.htm =================================== WTHI:  http://wx.wthitv.com/NWT/elections.html  ...

COLES CO., IL. (ECWd) - The former Sherriff of Coles County, Darrell Cox, who was publicly outed during his campaign (by the Edgar County Watchdogs - not by Phillips) for illegally selling guns in violation of State Law and in violation of Court Orders (WTHI article here),...

EDGAR CO., IL. (ECWd) - During discussion of the Edgar County Airport grant application at this past Monday's county board study session, Mike Helstley is quoted in the Prairie Press with this wonderfully researched statement: ""This not only affects us," said Heltsley, noting many Downstate airports are...