Coles County States Attorney

Coles Co. (ECWd) - As promised, Part II of what looks like will be a five-part series. See Part I at this link. August 3, 2018 Article - "CHARLESTON — Coles County's commercial and industrial property reassessment is now past its halfway stage, with property owners in two...

Coles Co. (ECWd) - Over the last 18 months, we have been covering in great detail the illegal actions by Coles County officials.  Those actions include bid-rigging, improper contracting, pay for no work, Open Meetings Act violations, Freedom of Information Act violations, illegal contracting and more. ...

Coles (ECWd) - Sheriff Rankin's first year in office had a budget in place from his predecessor.  Rankin is in the 4th year of his term, which means he has presented three budgets that he has operated under that are now audited.  During those three years,...

Coles Co. (ECWd) - There are times when you find things being done by County Board members and public officials that simply put you back in your seat in total disbelief.  This is one of those cases. According to payroll records, the Coles County Board has established...

COLES CO., IL. (ECWd) - Defendant Barry Wolfe appeared in Coles County Court today for a hearing and entered a Guilty Plea to 4 counts of sexual abuse of a minor. He plead guilty to the following: 2017CF420, Count 9 - Criminal Sexual Assault / force, Class...

Coles Co. (ECWd) - After running one article on Ford County and their Supervisor of Assessment failures, the Supervisor resigned and today we find that the Ford County Board of Review did just as we suggested, with one minor exception. Our suggestion in this article: "With these many...