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April 25, 2024

Coles County

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...

CHARLESTON, IL. (ECWd) - During today's scheduled Hearing, Barry Wolfe, the former AAU Girls Basketball Coach from Martinsville, Il. appeared in custody and filed several Motions, one of them to Change Venue (move the trial to different court), a Motion to Suppress Statements, and a Motion...

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