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February 26, 2024

Shelby County

Shelby Co. (ECWd) - Once again we see Shelby County Chairman attempt to exercise powers never given.  Communications from the newly contracted auditor and Chairman Cannon discuss getting the audit approved at the last meeting started.  The communication of 8/19/2020 exposes once again the pattern of...

Shelby Co. (ECWd) - Shelby County Board Chairman, along with a majority of the board, chose to initially go along with violating the Open Meetings Act obligations during a recent meeting (article here). It was not the first time this board has ignored the Open Meetings...

Shelby Co. (ECWd) - The Illinois Government Ethics Act outlines the definition of terms and the obligations of public officials as it relates to ethical matters, including disclosure of their economic interests.  There are criminal penalties for those who willfully files a false or incomplete Statement...

Shelby Co. (ECWd) - During the last Shelby County Board meeting, the board voted to release the entire closed session records for the June 3rd and 10th, 2020 closed sessions. It is evident that a few board members are totally clueless as to how the county government...

Shelby Co.  (ECWd) - Four Shelby County Board members and the County Treasurer have requested the State's Attorney to recuse herself and request a special prosecutor for the purpose of establishing a criminal investigation and prosecution of County Highway Engineer Alan Spesard. The letter specifically alleges violations...

Shelby Co. (ECWd) - "The County Engineer shall devote his full time and attention and the best efforts to the work of the Shelby County Highway Department and shall not actively conduct other business unrelated to the Shelby County Highway Department during normal business days and hours." Is...

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