Author: John Kraft & Kirk Allen

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) - The Paris Family Restaurant, on Illinois Highway 1 south of Paris, caught fire this evening, January 5, 2019, and the Paris Fire Department, Paris Police Department and the Edgar County Special Service Area Ambulance are currently on site. Video clips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyv8-fzGp0o https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtOumPkpn4s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWBVBks7mfs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMxViBueurM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7I_U93XtGw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_ziOJkrI_g https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZUn8R6KS5I . ...

Belleville, IL. (ECWd) - Alorton Mayor Jo Ann Reed made an appearance at the Hearing scheduled today on her charges related to vote buying, disregard election code, official misconduct (forbidden act) two counts, official misconduct (obtain a personal advantage) one count, and possession and use of...

SHELBYVILLE, IL. (ECWd) - Shelby Township, the underlying reason for HB1896, just completed printing checks, stuffing envelopes, and mailing out those rebate checks to its approximately 2800 property parcel owners. The total amount rebated by the Township was $735,461.94. This is an average of $262.66 per property parcel. State...

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) - After more than five years of arguments and two years of legal wrangling, RIDES Mass Transit District loses lawsuit designed to extract more than $154,000 from the residents of Edgar County by claiming they were owed funds left over from the defunct...

ATLANTA, IL,. (ECWd) - Earlier this afternoon, Objections to the nomination packets of six candidates for the positions of Atlanta Public Library District were filed at the Library District prior to its closing for the day. The Objector is George Menken, a resident, taxpayer, and candidate of...

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) - The "Jeff Wood for Sheriff" campaign apparently submitted at least one false or incomplete D-2 Report to the Illinois State Board of Elections, this one in October of 2018. Wood reported zero campaign donations for the duration of this 2018 campaign cycle, while...