Edgar County Board

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) - The Better Government Association (BGA) wrote an article spotlighting the Freedom Of Information Act and the Attorney General's role in assuring compliance with the act. One issue they highlight is our difficulty in obtaining information from the Illinois State Police in reference to the...

PARIS and HARRISBURG, IL. (ECWd) - RIDES Mass Transit District (RIDES) has filed its answer to Edgar County’s Motion to Dismiss. Here is our opinion on their argument(s); RESOLUTION IS VOID AT ITS INCEPTION The Edgar County Ordinance and Resolution never set forth the five requirements to form a...

DECATUR, IL. (ECWd) - WAND  I-TEAM Reporter, Doug Wolfe: "As newspapers struggle to survive many no longer keep an eye on tax dollars and government corruption. Citizen watchdog groups, like the Edgar County Watchdogs, fill the void." Reporter: Doug Wolfe Aired: November 3, 2016. WAND TV -...

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) - November will be three years since the fire-bombing of two aircraft at the Paris Airport, located just north of Paris, Illinois in Edgar County, and the Illinois State Police report of the crime is still lacking in much evidence. Polygraphs: Four people were asked to be...

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) - On October 18, 2016, Edgar County Corrections Officer, Stacey Hawkins, entered a plea of not guilty and demanded a jury trial. She was charged with Domestic Battery and Aggravated Assault stemming from an incident on September 5th, where she allegedly made physical contact...

Edgar Co. (ECWd) - Once again we see Dee Burgin's name in a Federal Court docket for alleged violations of a person's civil rights.  With that, it also brings into it the Sheriff and the County. "Plaintiff, ROBERT FULLERTON, by and through his attorney, brings this action...

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) - A little over a month ago, RIDES Mass Transit District ("RIDES-MTD") filed suit naming Edgar County Treasurer Don Wiseman as Defendant seeking the $152,000.00 + they believe should have been paid to them after the claimed dissolution of the East Central Illinois...

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) - We received tips that the Edgar County Airport Zoning Commission did not provide a draft copy of the airport zoning policy they were proposing to pass in advance of the meeting. Without the proposed ordinance being provided in advance, nobody knew which questions...

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) - On August 27, 2016, Gary Henry reported that Robert Howrey stated "IDOT estimates approximately half of the county-owned airports in Illinois are not zoned." He also stated "IDOT was not willing to acknowledge de facto zoning existed because of FAA rules, which...