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PARIS, IL. (ECWd) - Former Edgar County Health Department employee Courtni Hays was arrested under an August 16, 2019, warrant and charged with a Class 2 Felony for allegedly committing theft of between $10,000 and $100,000 from the Edgar County Health Department. Hays posted $500 Bond on...

Illinois (ECWd) - On January 21, 2016, we broke the story regarding Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino's legislative campaign spending in this article. Shortly after we broke the story, David Cook filed a formal State Board of Elections complaint against Frank Mautino's campaign which was based...

CAHOKIA, IL. (ECWd) - Records provided to ECWd by Brad VanHoose, who received them via a FOIA request, indicate the Illinois State Police and FBI investigated the Village of Cahokia elections board for alleged election interference, among other things in 2015. The Illinois Appellate Prosecutor's Office took...

McHenry Co. (ECWd) - Selective wording in reporting is often done for the purpose of supporting a narrative being pushed for all kinds of different reasons.  Reporting is not just done by media.  For example, Algonquin Trustee Rachael Lawrence sent an email to the Highway Commissioner...