Jasper County

Newton, IL. (ECWd) - The Jasper County State's Attorney issued a Press Release today indicating a man was charged with Reckless Conduct, a Class A Misdemeanor, after he allegedly ignored medical advice to self-isolate and therefore showed a willful and wanton disregard for the safety of...

Jasper Co., IL. (ECWd) - Nearly two years after denying public records, the Illinois Attorney General's Public Access Counselor has determined that the Jasper County Sheriff violated the Freedom of Information Act by improperly denying certain requested public records. Aaron Beard requested records of phone calls, recordings...

NEWTON, IL. (ECWd) - The Jasper County Community School District No. 1 has received a Motion for Sanctions against it alleging one of its employees committed witness tampering by threatening and intimidating a witness in a federal lawsuit. A Federal lawsuit was brought against the Jasper County...

NEWTON, IL. (ECWd) - Jasper County Community Unit School District #1 has violated the Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), as I had previously stated, by refusing to provide the requested public records as required by law. On December 26, 2017, and January 12, 2018, I requested several...

NEWTON, IL. (ECWd) - Calling their arguments as without merit, Federal District Judge J. Phil Gilbert DENIED Jasper County School District #1's motion to dismiss the civil rights case brought against them by School Board member Jed Earnest. The case will continue moving forward in the federal...

NEWTON, IL. (ECWd) - Once again, Jasper County School District is making up its own rules which we believe violate the letter and intent of the law. We wrote about it in a previous article (here) and now the Attorney General's Public Access Counselor is reviewing this...