Author: John Kraft

Carlinville, IL. (ECWd) - The Brotze v. Carlinville lawsuit, generally about whether the city had statutory authority to form and join a private non-profit water company, was heard today in Macoupin County Circuit Court. Today's Hearing was on Carlinville's Motion to Dismiss the lawsuit. The Court DENIED Carlinville's...

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) - Earlier this year, Governor Pritzker sign several new Bills amending the various statutes related to dogs and cats. Cat owners are now mandated to vaccinate against rabies, and counties are permitted to require registration and registration fees. The Illinois Department of Agriculture issued a...

Cahokia, IL. (ECWd) - On January 14, 2019, Illinois Senator (57th District) Christopher Belt filed a false Statement of Economic Interest related to his position as a Legislator. Belt was appointed to fill the vacancy left by Senator Clayborne in January 2019. On his filed statement, question number...

Paris, IL. (ECWd) - On Sep 9, 2019, former Edgar County Jailer (and felon) Jason Ball was charged with failing to report change of address (as sex offender) and felon in possession of a firearm. These are Class 2 and 3 Felonies, respectively. Ball entered a not...

Centralia, IL. (ECWd) - Centralia Probationary Police Officer Blake Stricklin resigned from the department on May 22, 2019 following an internal investigation of sexual harrassment. According to public records obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, the investigation revealed that Stricklin made inappropriate sexual comments to two...