Author: John Kraft & Kirk Allen

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) - On June 6, 2019, Jason Ball, former Edgar County Jailer, plead Guilty to a Class 3 Felony of failing to register as a sex offender (read it on Judici). He was sentenced to: 2 yrs probation under the standard conditions, plus, that he: ...

HUME, IL. (ECWd) - Troy Eads, "Police Chief" of Hume, Illinois (pop. 380), Chairman of the Edgar County Emergency Telephone System Board, and former part-time deputy sheriff, is apparently displeased that we published a photo of him and his son (who is a Village Trustee in...

ONARGA, IL. (ECWd) - Our last article showed how the Onarga Community Public Library District voted to (unlawfully) remove a member of its elective board. This article will explain how wrong that vote was. How vacancies and appointments of Library District Trustee are supposed to work: Each local government...

ALGONQUIN TWP. (ECWd) - The NWHerald has reported that Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik has offered up her resignation in return for a large cash payout to settle her lawsuit (counterclaim) against several township officials. The problem? As Township Clerk, she is not permitted to financially enrich...

BLOOMINGTON, IL. (ECWd) - During the Mayor's open house last week, Bloomington, Illinois Mayor Tari Renner stated that [U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas] "sure does not behave like someone who is African American." That comment caught me by surprise, and made me wonder how Mayor Renner...

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) - Press release from the Edgar County Sheriff's Department indicates there were a total of 76 underage people at the party, two underage people unconscious, several fights occurred, two deputies injured in the fights, and one 18 year old male arrested and charged...