Author: John Kraft

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...

CHARLESTON, IL. (ECWd) – The Coles County State's Attorney responded to my continued public comments in reference to some Coles County Board members receiving unauthorized health insurance. Part 1 of this series is here. In his January 30, 2019 memorandum (here), Coles County State's Attorney, Jesse Danley,...

ELWOOD, IN. (ECWd) - [caption id="attachment_52022" align="alignleft" width="161"] Former Fire Chief Brad Compton[/caption] We were just informed that Fire Chief Brad Compton of the Elwood, Indiana Fire Department was removed from his position by Elwood Mayor Todd Jones. Former Fire Chief Compton was informed Friday evening after an...

MADISON CO., IL. (ECWd) - In a stunning rebuke of the "lame-duck" Lewis and Clark Community College's Board of Trustees attempt at extending President Dale Chapman's contract by three years, the new Board of Trustees, at its first meeting, declared all contracts approved at the previous...