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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...

New York - (ECWd) - "Audrey Strauss, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Philip R. Bartlett, Inspector-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the United States Postal Inspection Service (“USPIS”), announced the unsealing of an indictment charging BRIAN...

Springfield, IL. (ECWd) - On August 18, 2020, Sangamon County Circuit Judge Raylene Grischow granted Governor Pritzker's Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order against Defendants Christian Child Development Corporation and Parkview Christian Academy.  The Motion for TRO against Hutsonville Schools is MOOT as they stated, prior...

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...

Wesley Township, IL. (ECWd) - After successfully having the frivolous lawsuit Dismissed with prejudice under the Citizen Participation Act ("CPA"), Robert Hanlon, Attorney for the Defendants (Cindy Brzana and others), filed a Motion for Attorney fees, which are mandated when a Defendant prevails in a CPA...

Shelby Co. (ECWd) - UPDATE with document date correction Shelby County Highway Department Highway Engineer Alan Spesard has been using county resources for private gain. See Part I of this series. After numerous tips of self-dealing, to include use of county resources during his county employment hours,...