Coles County States Attorney

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...

Coles Co. (ECWd) - Coles County taxpayers filed a Quo Warranto action against Coles County and their contracted assessor as reported in this article. The suit was brought because the County contracted a person to do the job of the Supervisor of Assessments. We will provide what Mr. Bower states...

Coles Co. (ECWd) - We shared our concerns over the recent Coles County property tax appeal ruling from the Federal Court in this article. Specifically, we found serious fault with the court's analysis and suggestion that the taxpayers have a state remedy in their unequal protection case against...

COLES CO., IL. (ECWd) - The convicted felon, Barry Wolfe, appeared in DOC custody, without counsel, in front of Coles County Judge O’Brien this morning on his Motion to Withdraw Guilty Plea. Coles County Case nos. 17CF420 and 17CF433. Wolfe had been previously sentenced to 60 years in...

CHARLESTON, IL. (ECWd) - Barry Wolfe, the former AAU Girls Basketball Coach who plead guilty to criminal sexual assault (in a supervisory position) of underage victims, girls aged 13-17, who played basketball for him, apparently did not agree with his 60-year sentence. After his sentencing, Wolfe wrote...

Coles Co. (ECWd) - Again, we had to extend the series as exposure to more insufficient information has come to light.  Our goal is to ensure the people are being provided sufficient information to fully understand what is really going on in Coles County with the...