Sangamon County

Sangamon Co.  (ECWd) - Over a year ago we began investigating self-dealing by the Rochester Fire Protection District Chief, John Archer, who also owns A.E.C., a local fire equipment company. Numerous articles can be found at this link.  Our findings resulted in a criminal investigation that...

Sangamon Co.  (ECWd) - During the Illinois State Police criminal investigation involving the Rochester Fire Protection District and their business transactions with a company, A.E.C., owned by the Fire Chief John Archer, "Archer stated the prices AEC is selling equipment to the Rochester Fire Protection District...

Sangamon Co. (ECWd) - We exposed some of the misinformation and false statements made by the Rochester FPD Board President Bill Riggs during the criminal investigation interview in this Article. According to the recorded Illinois State Police interview of John Archer, the Rochester FPD Fire Chief claims...

Sangamon Co.  (ECWd) - We have found over the years to verify each and every claim public officials make because more often than not, unfortunately, their claims fall short of the truth. The Illinois State Police interviewed the Rochester Fire Protection District Board President Bill Riggs in...

Sangamon Co., IL. (ECWd) - Rep. Darren Bailey filed a Petition for Adjudication of Indirect Civil Contempt this morning against Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker in Sangamon County Circuit Court. From the Petition: Clay County Court declared Pritzker no longer had any emergency powers under Section 7 of the...

Illinois (ECWd) - A hearing on the consolidated lawsuits against Governor Pritzker was held yesterday, October 14, 2020 in Sangamon County.  This particular hearing heard arguments on the Governor's Motion to Vacate the Clay County Darren Baily favorable ruling based on a jurisdictional issue.  The Governor's...

Sangamon Co. (ECWd) - The Rochester Fire Protection District Trustees and current Rochester FPD Chief John Archer have been ignoring the law and the District's  internal purchasing policy for years. Upon being contacted for help in fixing what was believed to be improper purchasing by members of...

Springfield, IL. (ECWd) - Former Springfield (Sangamon County) Mass Transit District facilities manager, Aaron Beck, charged with three felony counts of official misconduct and three felony counts of theft of government property. We wrote about his termination from the district in September 2019 (read it here). We know...