Author: Kirk Allen & John Kraft

Shelby Co. (ECWd) - Shelby County Highway Department Highway Engineer Alan Spesard has been using county resources for private gain. See Part I of this series. After numerous tips of self-dealing, to include use of county resources during his county employment hours, streamed in, the response to...

Shelby Co. (ECWd) - The Shelby County Board held their regular monthly meeting yesterday and the public had enough of the lawlessness pushed by County Chairman Bruce Cannon. To many people's surprise, the Board adopted a $1 Million dollar in deficit budget. Near the end of the...

Illinois  (ECWd) - Illinois Governor Pritzker appears to be running away from a potential Contempt of Court charge by running to the Illinois Supreme Court with a Motion to Stay the Clay County motion pending outcome of a Motion for Supervisory Order. The Supreme Court granted his...

Shelby Co., IL. (ECWd) - Who's on first? Such a simple question can only be answered with full disclosure, which appears to be a problem for Shelby County Highway Engineer Alan Spesard. Alan Spesard - County Highway Engineer since 1999 Alan Spesard - City of Shelbyville salaried City Engineer Alan...

Greenville, IL  (ECWd) - Silver Lake Law Group ltd. attorney Tom Devore issued a press release addressed to the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) regarding the Governor's second attempt of criminalizing business owners who do not follow his edicts. "All you have in front of you...

Shelbyville, IL. (ECWd) - During a recent budget committee meeting, Shelby County Board Member Barbara Bennett made it clear, the people should be questioned, not them questioning her and the other board members. While there are plenty of issues discussed in the 1 hour and 50-minute budget...

Illinois  (ECWd) - Illinois Governor JB Pritzker is now facing 5 more civil suits regarding the validity of his disaster proclamations that were based on a public health emergency. Each of the cases is focused on the statutory definition of "Public Health Emergency" as outlined in the...