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June 19, 2024

IDOT

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...

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...

EDGAR CO., IL. (ECWd) - The Edgar County Watchdogs are pleased with the recent developments in relation to the Edgar County Airport. From all appearances, outside agencies are finally forcing Edgar County to come into compliance with the established law. On April 5, 2016, the Illinois Department...

EDGAR CO., IL. (ECWd) - During discussion of the Edgar County Airport grant application at this past Monday's county board study session, Mike Helstley is quoted in the Prairie Press with this wonderfully researched statement: ""This not only affects us," said Heltsley, noting many Downstate airports are...

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) - According to a recent document dump from the Illinois Department of Transportation in relation to a Freedom of Information Act request about certain things happening at the District 5 IDOT Headquarters, it appears they are allowing a private business to utilize office...

Edgar Co., IL. (ECWd) - The Crosswind Runway Project that the Edgar County Airport completed back in 2012, was approved and constructed in violation of state law. The General County Airport and Landing Field Act, 620 ILCS 40, is the enabling statute for the Edgar County Airport. In...

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) - This article is simply another in the long line of problems created when the Edgar County Board refuses to follow the law, even when that law and their proposed actions are pointed out to them well in advance of any decision they...

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