Author: John Kraft

MATTOON, IL. (ECWd) - Happening now: Shores Jewelry fire in downtown Mattoon, Illinois. Emergency crews are on the scene. The fire started just prior to 6 p.m. today. No further information available at this time. Photos and video submitted by a reader are below: [gallery type="rectangular" ids="51097,51098,51099,51100,51101,51102,51103"] . [video width="480" height="848" mp4="https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/ShoresJewelry-Fire.mp4"][/video] .  ...

Homer Township (ECWd) - It appears that the Homer Township Fire Protection District is electioneering using fire district resources. On its webpage, HomerFire.org, it prominently displays a link to a video of the Fire Chief "explaining" the Bond referendum to those who choose to watch it. UPDATE: The...

McHenry Co., IL. (ECWd) - Today's Hearing on our Motion to Quash a second subpoena filed by Algonquin Township in their attempt at gaining access to our Dropbox folder resulted in the Court Ordering a Stay in Production until further Order of the Court. Algonquin Township told...

ATLANTA, IL. (ECWd) - An explanation, by candidates for library trustee, of alcohol purchases and consumption on the Atlanta Library District's property is somewhat, and I believe intentionally, misleading. This statement was put out on the "Write-In Candidates For Atlanta, Illinois" Facebook page: The Illinois State Liquor...