Rochester Fire Protection District

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. (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...