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June 10, 2023

Coles County

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...

MATTOON, IL. (ECWd) - Happening now: Shores Jewelry fire in downtown Mattoon, Illinois. Emergency crews are on the scene. The fire started just prior to 6 p.m. today. No further information available at this time. Photos and video submitted by a reader are below: [gallery type="rectangular" ids="51097,51098,51099,51100,51101,51102,51103"] . [video width="480" height="848" mp4="https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/ShoresJewelry-Fire.mp4"][/video] .  ...

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...

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