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June 29, 2022

Edgar County Airport

EDGAR CO., IL. (ECWd) - Failure to pay bills. Amazing real-life state of affairs of the Illinois State Government has hampered criminal investigations. In Edgar County, it is the investigation of the 2013 firebombing of two airplanes while they sat outside a hangar at the airport located...

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) - We received tips that the Edgar County Airport Zoning Commission did not provide a draft copy of the airport zoning policy they were proposing to pass in advance of the meeting. Without the proposed ordinance being provided in advance, nobody knew which questions...

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...

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) - During the Edgar County Board meeting this morning, we learned from Karl Farnham that Dale Barkley had submitted his resignation from the Edgar County Airport Advisory Committee. In other business, the Board approved purchasing of a new software package for use with assessments...

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) - The Edgar County Airport Advisory Committee held a meeting on July 11, 2016. We did not attend, however, several others did attend, and they voiced their opinions. The people voicing their opinions to the committee are the same ones that had control of the airport...

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) - The Edgar County Board, during its monthly meeting this morning approved the following: Established an Airport Zoning Commission - this commission is required in order to establish zoning for the airport, which is required in order to comply with previous federal grant...

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) - The Edgar County Board will consider and vote on appointing a two-person Airport Zoning Commission to research and make a recommendation to the Edgar County Board on Zoning Ordinance. The meeting agenda says a three-person commission, however, it is our understanding that the Board...

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) - Over the past two years, a Federal Airport Grant was stopped THREE times: once due to a fraudulent grant application in which the former airport manager Jimmy Wells received a letter of appreciation for (even after it was known the grant application was...

EDGAR CO., IL. (ECWd) - The Illinois Attorney General's Public Access Counselor has issued a determination on a complaint filed alleging an Open Meetings violation from a meeting held on October 26, 2015. The AG PAC determined that the Edgar County Board violated the Open Meetings Act...

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