Author: John Kraft

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...

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...

EDGAR CO., IL. (ECWd) - The Edgar County Sheriff's Department has stated that 72 people were taken from an underage drinking party to the Edgar County Jail. This statement was released online this morning: "5/24/19 at approx 2345. Edgar County Sheriff Dept. received a report of cars blocking...

CHARLESTON, IL. (ECWd) - Coles County Probation Officer Megan R. Weaver was questioned during a Domestic Violence related Disorderly Conduct police investigation on Friday night, April 26, 2019 at approximately 11:30 p.m. (Police report here) As of today, May 21, 2019, Weaver is still employed with the...