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February 27, 2024

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McHenry Co. (ECWd) - Algonquin Township Road District Attorney Rob Hanlon filed a response to Davide McArdle's motion for judgment on the pleadings in the Lukasik counterclaim case against the Road District. For those that don't recall, we covered the fact Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik has...

Centralia, IL. (ECWd) - Centralia Probationary Police Officer Blake Stricklin resigned from the department on May 22, 2019 following an internal investigation of sexual harrassment. According to public records obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, the investigation revealed that Stricklin made inappropriate sexual comments to two...

McLean County (ECWd) - Former McLean County Assistant State's Attorney, William Layne Roberts, has field a 9-Count federal civil lawsuit alleging sexual harassment and retaliatory discharge against former Assistant State's Attorney Kristen Alferink, the Office of the McLean County State's Attorney, and former State's Attorney (and...

McLean Co. (ECWd) - City of Bloomington Mayor Tari Renner fabricated information during a phone interview in an attempt to deflect from the resignation of a police officer, Curtis Squires.  Renner's interview was on WJBC radio on the 25th of September, following the City Council meeting...

Paris, IL. (ECWd) - When the pending Edgar County jail closure was announced, we reported it (here). Since that article, the County has been searching for a different insurance company that is willing to insure all or part of the jail, or in the alternative, they are...

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) - As of Sep 24, 2019, the Springfield Mass Transit District's Facilities Manager / Supervisor of Maintenance, Aaron Beck, is no longer employed at the District. This came in a notice posted throughout the District's offices (read it here). We understand Mr. Beck had worked...

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