The City of Paris has adopted an ordinance limiting the number of refuse haulers in the city to three. They have also imposed a $250 fee for the license, plus $50 […]
Excellent article on the website for the Offices of the United States Attorneys by Patrick Fitzgerald U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois http://www.justice.gov/usao/briefing_room/fin/corruption.html Please read the article referenced above, he […]
The Distric 95 Board of Education meeting was held on Dec 5, 2011. Video (thanks to the school district) is below Chuck’s comments. “At the December 5, 2011, meeting of the Paris […]
Below is the complete video (minus the tape change) of the Edgar County ETSB Meeting held on Dec 5, 2011.
The following is an article on Blago, but one only needs to replace “Illinois” with “enter your local government name here” and you will swear he was reading our minds when writing this. In either […]
From the Huffington Post report: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-conroy/randy-steidl-settlement-wrongful-conviction_b_1123730.html?ref=chicago John Conroy Senior investigator, Better Government Association; Author, ‘Unspeakable Acts, Ordinary People: The Dynamics of Torture’ We Must Insist on Accountability for Wrongful Convictions Posted: 12/ […]
This following article is about the recent settlement of Randy Steidl with one of the defendants in his wrongful conviction federal civil lawsuit — the Illinois State Police. The suspect with political […]
Breaking News: Nov 30, 2011 Illinois State Police settle with Randy Stiedl, HOWEVER, he has not settled his case against the city of Paris, former Paris police officials Gene Ray and James […]
Here is a gem from upstate Illinois…………..that comes back to Edgar County! http://www.firstelectricnewspaper.com/2011/09/no-word-yet-on-who-gets-bill-for_19.html Still another possibility, according to Johnston, would be to find some other agency to foot the bill. If it […]
From the DailyHerald.com http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20111124/news/711249912/ After the DuPage Forest Preserve District forced out two employees suspected of misusing taxpayer funds and resources, the district announced Wednesday it has hired two consulting firms at […]
The following are excerpts from an article in the Olney Daily Mail in Richland County showing the mentality of their county board – and another link in the disappearing dogs story. Stay with us, we’ll […]
Let’s talk about mandatory reporting……and a recently famous case of keeping it “in-house”. Here are some key points that people may not be aware of: Report shall be made immediately […]
At the November meeting of the District 95 School Board a summary of the audit was presented. The District received a clean report, and it has one of the highest financial […]
From Metcalf, Edgar County, Illinois – A videotaped confession and it gets a plea deal? News story from WICD – Danville is here. Keep in mind: The legal components surrounding domestic […]
Does the County Board think that just because they make a resolution it makes it legal? Below is information on potential illegal transfers of funds from Animal Control to the county general fund. This […]
The following are two more Open Meetings Act Requests for Review sent to the Illinois Attorney General’s office this month. I will post updates as they are received. The first was an […]
ETSB (911) Oct 3, 2011 Meeting Video – I just realized I forgot to post it.
Video of the Paris City Council Meeting 10-24-2011. Congratulations to our newest firefighter! Looks like they will demo some of the buildings at the Ed Plex soon.
In response to a FOIA requests for documents relating to the arrest of a former Edgar County Health Department employee, the following information was available on Chandra Smith. Please keep in mind […]
This story comes from WTHI News: http://www.wthitv.com/dpp/news/crime/health-dept.-talks-about-felony-charge Updated: Monday, 17 Oct 2011, 10:44 PM EDT Published : Monday, 17 Oct 2011, 10:44 PM EDT Amanda Jarrett PARIS, Illinois (WTHI) – A former […]
News Release from the Paris Police Department: News Release, 10/17/2011 RE: Theft of funds / Edgar County Health Department On September 7th, 2011, the Paris Police Department was contacted by Officials of […]
As a result of an investigation into the finances at the Edgar County Health Department, a felony theft warrant was issued for the former book keeper, Chandra Smith. Mrs. Smith, 39 years […]
So, just so I get this straight: Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya aren’t enough – let’s throw in Uganda, (Southern) Chad (Central African Republic) (the World’s newest nation) and Congo for good measure. Where are all […]
This story is becoming all too common in Paris and Edgar County, as a matter of fact is has become a common occurrence in Richland and Crawford Counties also. This organization has […]
During the month of October I attended several District 95 School Board meetings. So far, the district still has not received the money for the new high school from the State of […]
From McHenry County – You can read it here: http://countyleaks.blogspot.com/2011/10/same-tech-firm-examined-computers-in.html
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Edgar County scores an “F” by the Sunshine Review. Information here: http://sunshinereview.org/index.php/Edgar_County,_Illinois Well, they HAD to say SOMETHING good about it….. The good Edgar County’s website has not been updated since 5/10/2003 […]
Video of the Sep 26, 2011 – 13 minute Paris City Council Meeting:
Thirty-four union elites are draining $338,000 a month from the Illinois teacher pension system see it here– including the $20,200 per month pension of the former President of the NEA (national teachers […]