Author: John Kraft

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) - Former Edgar County Health Department employee Courtni Hays was arrested under an August 16, 2019, warrant and charged with a Class 2 Felony for allegedly committing theft of between $10,000 and $100,000 from the Edgar County Health Department. Hays posted $500 Bond on...

CAHOKIA, IL. (ECWd) - Records provided to ECWd by Brad VanHoose, who received them via a FOIA request, indicate the Illinois State Police and FBI investigated the Village of Cahokia elections board for alleged election interference, among other things in 2015. The Illinois Appellate Prosecutor's Office took...

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) - A now-former employee, Courtni Hays, of the Edgar County Health Department is alleged to have stolen or otherwise misappropriated funds from the health department. She has since resigned, the Edgar County Sheriff's Department has completed its investigation, and information forwarded to Edgar County...