Criminal

LERNA, IL. (ECWd) - Don Pearcy, the unofficial now-former Village of Lerna President (maybe), tendered his "conditional resignation in a Special Meeting today, January 31, 2016. The problem is that the term of his "conditional" resignation resulted in the village trustees violating the Illinois Municipal Code due...

Edgar Co., IL. (ECWd) - With absolute disbelief that any person, or group of people, could be so wrong, I read the editorial in this week's Prairie Press on their assumption that "There is no conflict" in Sheriff Jeff Wood being on the Edgar County ETS...

Cahokia, IL. (ECWd) - Cahokia, Illinois' elected Village Clerk, Rich Dunkan, had his salary reduced so he could hire his wife, Debbie Dunkan, as his assistant. There is a provision in the Illinois Constitution, Article VII, Section 9 (b), which states: (b) An increase or decrease in...

Cahokia, IL. (ECWd) - An out-of-control Mayor and majority city council have been busy during the last few city council meetings having citizens arrested and using police to remove them from meeting when trying to exercise their statutory right of public comment during public meeting. This Mayor...

Clark-Edgar Rural Water District (ECWd) - I received a copy of the most recent audit and management letter from the Clark-Edgar Rural Water District ("CERWD") this past week and came across a disturbing "Note" in the audit. This "Note" basically stated that the district was under no...

ECWd - A few months ago, we reported on what we called bribing public officials, with promises of financial "donations" should they sign agreements that basically forced them and future board members into speaking in favor of Wind Farms and never speaking or acting against them. Our...

Springfield, IL. (ECWd) - Illinois State Representative Edward J. Acevedo (D) appears to be electioneering with state funds against Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump.  I am alleging that through the introduction of House Resolution 0761, which "Calls upon the Republican Party to publicly denounce Donald Trump for...

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd - News they don't want you to know) - In a surprisingly timed, but not unexpected move (for us), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has ordered the Illinois Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (IDOT-DA), to direct the Edgar County Board to suspend...

EDGAR CO. (ECWd) - As with may of the items we get involved with, it sometimes takes months or even years to finally come around to the point of satisfactory resolution. The Edgar County Airport is just another example of the time-consuming work the has not yet...