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May 18, 2022

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PARIS, IL. (ECWd) - On December 26, 2015, Dee Burgin, in his employment as an Edgar County Deputy Sheriff, entered the home of a local farmer, Charlie Barrett, without a warrant and after Mr. Barrett clearly told him to get out. Under the law, Mr. Barrett’s...

Pecatonica, IL. (ECWd) - As I predicted during the January 2020 Pecatonica Township meeting, all charges against Rogene Hamilton, who was arrested for attending the township public meeting, were dismissed on Motion by the State. The majority of the Trustees in Pecatonica Township has spent the past...

Shelby Co. (ECWd) - As we have outlined in several articles here,  here, here, and here, the Shelby County board violated the law when they appointed a "Special" Assistant State's Attorney back in 2014. Even after all the substantial evidence that they did violate the law, the...

Springfield (ECWd) - Just when we thought the Illinois Legislature has nothing better to do as exposed in this article, it gets worse. As a diesel-powered vehicle owner, why should I not receive the same benefit as those driving gas-powered vehicles? Illinois State Representative Camille Lilly filed House...

Shelby Co. (ECWd) - It appears Shelby County is slow on the uptake of information provided to them.  As outlined in a recent article (here), the County Government is not permitted to hire private legal counsel without express statutory authority.  In the case of Shelby County,...

Shelby Co. (ECWd) - We outlined a legal bill in our last article that represents there were discussions about an employee and pro ration of paid compensation time and resignation in lieu of official misconduct.  The billing indicates that the conversation was December 9th, 2018. Anyone who...

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