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[caption id="attachment_54506" align="alignleft" width="145"] Photo by ECWd[/caption] Chicago, IL. (ECWd) - We were honored to present a one-hour session on "Who Let The (Watch)Dogs Out" at the 2019 Illinois Municipal League Conference last month. Kirk Allen and John kraft of the Edgar County Watchdogs, and Keri-Lyn Krafthefer, Equity...

McLean County (ECWd) - Former McLean County Assistant State's Attorney, William Layne Roberts, has field a 9-Count federal civil lawsuit alleging sexual harassment and retaliatory discharge against former Assistant State's Attorney Kristen Alferink, the Office of the McLean County State's Attorney, and former State's Attorney (and...

Paris, IL. (ECWd) - When the pending Edgar County jail closure was announced, we reported it (here). Since that article, the County has been searching for a different insurance company that is willing to insure all or part of the jail, or in the alternative, they are...

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) - As of Sep 24, 2019, the Springfield Mass Transit District's Facilities Manager / Supervisor of Maintenance, Aaron Beck, is no longer employed at the District. This came in a notice posted throughout the District's offices (read it here). We understand Mr. Beck had worked...

Edgar Co. (ECWd) - In a 33-page Summary Judgment decision, the United States District Court, Central District of Illinois, Urbana Division, found Edgar County Deputy Dee Burgin and Sheriff Jeff Wood liable in 9 Counts brought against them by Edgar County resident Charles F. Barrett. We published...