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July 22, 2024

Don Koonce

Shelby Co. (ECWd) - The Shelby County board held a special meeting for the purpose of receiving the forensic audit report of the Sheriff's office payroll.  As part of that presentation, the auditor spoke about destroyed records, which we covered in this article. After hearing the auditor...

Illinois (ECWd) - The Illinois Counties Code requires the adoption of a budget for the following year.  The adopted budget is also required to be made readily available to the public for at least 15 days prior to the final action of approving the adopted budget....

Shelby Co. (ECWd) - We have been waiting for over a year for the Attorney General's Office to make a charging decision on the illegal gun sales and alleged payroll fraud in the Sheriff's Office under former Sheriff Don Koonce. A recent denial of our freedom of...

Shelby Co. (ECWd)- We were first tipped off about an alleged payroll fraud in the courthouse in 2018, as best I can recall.  Our first FOIA request was for video inside the courthouse that would have proven if a person was or was not actually working...

Shelby Co. (ECWd) Shelby County Board member Gary Patterson has established a clear pattern of providing false or misleading information when it comes to his comments during county board and county committee meetings.  We covered a few of those in this article. During last night's county...

Shelby Co. (ECWd) - The Shelby County Board has on their agenda an item for discussion and determination of salary for Sean McQueen, the current interim Sheriff filling the vacancy temporarily.  The State's Attorney believes he is entitled to be paid the actual compensation assigned to...

Shelby Co. (ECWd) - Both the now-former Shelby County Sheriff and current Shelby County Highway Engineer are subjects involved in criminal investigations for their activities in their official capacity. The Sheriff resigned effective June 25, 2021.  A charging decision is in the hands of the Attorney General...

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