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EDGAR Co., IL. (ECWd) - In the video below, Rob Bogue and I are discussing various airports in Illinois, to include issues with the Vermilion County Regional Airport Authority's Commissioners, and the issues with the Edgar County Airport. https://youtu.be/A65lJrDTjdQ . Our work is funded entirely thru donations and we ...

PARIS, IL. (ECWd – News they don’t want you to know) - After almost 4 years of review, the Edgar County Airport Apron Expansion / Fuel Farm project has been given somewhat of a "green light" by the FAA and IDOT. This project was first stopped due...

Rock Island Co., IL. (ECWd) - James Bohnsack decided to resign from the Metropolitan Airport Authority of Rock Island County (Quad Cities Airport) after we wrote several articles about his alleged disqualification from that office. did not live within the taxing boundaries of the airport authority statutory...

ROCK ISLAND CO., IL. (ECWd) - When does insisting laws be followed translate to "turf wars, petty squabbling, mud slinging, and attacking?" When the local newspaper says it does - and especially when they can publish it within days of their target being elected as Rock Island...

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) - A complaint was filed with the Illinois Governor's Office of the Executive Inspector General ("OEIG") complaining about: IDOT Chief Counsel's wrongful interpretation of state law IDOT Chief Counsel's lack of a definitive ruling base on established law Edgar County Board's failure to...

EDGAR CO., IL. (ECWd) - Recent reports in the local paper stating that the "taps are back on" for federal funding are turning out to be more fake news.  County Chairman Voigt's assertion these complaints stopped the repairing or replacing the rotating beacon light at the airport...

Kankakee, IL. (ECWd) - The Interim Director of the Illinois Department of Transportation - Division of Aeronautics, Steve Young, has sent a letter to the Kankakee Valley Airport Authority questioning the qualification of Rende Langlois to remain on the airport authority board. According to the letter, it appears...

KANKAKEE, IL.(ECWd) - We received information that the Kankakee Valley Airport Authority ("KVAA") had recently voted to approve a contract to roof their building(s).  Information we received also pointed to one of the Commissioners having voted in favor of the contract knowing it would be awarded...

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...

VIGO CO., IN. (ECWd) - UPDATE: Corrected the registered owner of the aircraft. Earlier today, a fixed wing, single engine aircraft registered to Dr. Patrick O'Neill crashed into a home located in northern Vigo County. WTHI-TV is reporting  (video report here) that both passengers were removed and airlifted to the...