Author: John Kraft

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) - Get elected - hire yourself - be your own supervisor:  PRICELESS! The Illinois House of Representatives passed, by a unanimous vote, House Bill 3501 which directly conflicts with every existing statute and law prohibiting conflicts of interest, self dealing, and nepotism in units...

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) - State Representative Sam Yingling (D) is Chief Sponsor, with David Welter (R), Kathleen Willis (D), Daniel Didech (D), David McSweeney (R), and Jonathan Carroll (D) co-sponsoring HB3596 after House Floor Amendment 2 was added, there are a total of four amendments. The language...

CHARLESTON, IL. (ECWd) - Attorneys for the State and for Defendant Barry Wolfe appeared in Coles County Circuit Court on Friday for a scheduled Hearing on Wolfe's Motion to Withdraw guilty plea. The Hearing was continued until April 26, 2019 at 9:00 a.m., and the State was...

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) - HB 3141, sponsored by Representatives Brad Halbrook and Darren Bailey received a unanimous vote in the Illinois House last week. Sen. Chapin Rose has sponsored it in the Senate. This Bill is designed to eliminate the uncertainty immediately following a vacancy in the...

McLean Co. (ECWd) - Bloomington Fireman David Hall was arrested on January 11, 2019, for Domestic Violence after allegedly punching his wife in the face outside the KAPPA Men's Club in Kappa, Illinois - Woodford County. According to the verified statement of Woodford County Sheriff's Deputy Campbell,...