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May 21, 2022

Rochester Fire Protection District

Rochester (ECWd) - The Rochester Fire Protection Board met last night for a special meeting of which the board voted unanimously to increase the tax levy to the maximum possible without having to hold a truth in taxation hearing.  A call for them to reconsider increasing...

Sangamon Co. IL (ECWd) - The Rochester Fire Protection District has called a special meeting for October 28th, 2021.  According to the agenda, the board is going to: "Discuss and take action on appointment of a new Trustee to fill upcoming vacant seat, the procedure to...

Sangamon, Co. (ECWd) - More often than not, when public officials are exposed for malfeasance they rather attempt to intimidate those exposing them than actually accept the fact they got caught and should correct the wrongs.  Rochester FPD and a few of its trustees are a...

Sangamon Co.  (ECWd) - Over a year ago we began investigating self-dealing by the Rochester Fire Protection District Chief, John Archer, who also owns A.E.C., a local fire equipment company. Numerous articles can be found at this link.  Our findings resulted in a criminal investigation that...

Sangamon Co.  (ECWd) - During the Illinois State Police criminal investigation involving the Rochester Fire Protection District and their business transactions with a company, A.E.C., owned by the Fire Chief John Archer, "Archer stated the prices AEC is selling equipment to the Rochester Fire Protection District...

Sangamon Co. (ECWd) - We exposed some of the misinformation and false statements made by the Rochester FPD Board President Bill Riggs during the criminal investigation interview in this Article. According to the recorded Illinois State Police interview of John Archer, the Rochester FPD Fire Chief claims...

Sangamon Co.  (ECWd) - We have found over the years to verify each and every claim public officials make because more often than not, unfortunately, their claims fall short of the truth. The Illinois State Police interviewed the Rochester Fire Protection District Board President Bill Riggs in...

Sangamon (ECWd) - The Rochester Fire Protection District held their meeting this week, which was the first meeting after exposure of the violations of law covered by Channel 17 I-Team investigation and our article. It became clear there was an orchestrated effort to deflect from the real...

Sangamon Co. (ECWd) - The Rochester Fire Protection District Trustees and current Rochester FPD Chief John Archer have been ignoring the law and the District's  internal purchasing policy for years. Upon being contacted for help in fixing what was believed to be improper purchasing by members of...

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