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August 8, 2022

Alan Spesard

Shelby Co. (ECWd) - The Shelby County Road and Bridge Committee met last week to discuss numerous matters. One in particular was the appointment to the position of Acting Engineer for the Shelby County Highway Department. Shelby County Board Chairman Bryon Coffman outlined the justification for appointing...

Shelby Co. (ECWd) - While we thought the disinformation being pushed by a select few residents of Shelby County would subside now that the primary election is over, turns out we were wrong. Jake Cole spoke during public comment and made some statements that cannot be left...

Illinois (ECWd) - The Illinois Counties Code requires the adoption of a budget for the following year.  The adopted budget is also required to be made readily available to the public for at least 15 days prior to the final action of approving the adopted budget....

Shelby Co. (ECWd) - We have been waiting for over a year for the Attorney General's Office to make a charging decision on the illegal gun sales and alleged payroll fraud in the Sheriff's Office under former Sheriff Don Koonce. A recent denial of our freedom of...

Shelby Co. (ECWd)- We were first tipped off about an alleged payroll fraud in the courthouse in 2018, as best I can recall.  Our first FOIA request was for video inside the courthouse that would have proven if a person was or was not actually working...

Shelby Co. (ECWd) - August 5, 2021, the Shelby County Insurance Committee met to discuss Health Insurance, Family Health Insurance plan options, and recommendation to be presented to the county board regarding a former employee. Where to start is a tuff one. The short version is the...

Shelby Co. (ECWd) - We first covered the Keith Petard Insurance scandal in this article. If you have not read that article along with the linked documents, we urge you to do so in order to better grasp the information in this article. For those willing to...

Shelby Co. (ECWd) - Keith Petard, now retired former Shelby County Highway Department employee appears to owe some money to Shelby County.  What many may not remember, Alan Spesard, County Highway Engineer, was not the only county employee operating their business out of the County Highway...

Shelby Co. (ECWd) - Both the now-former Shelby County Sheriff and current Shelby County Highway Engineer are subjects involved in criminal investigations for their activities in their official capacity. The Sheriff resigned effective June 25, 2021.  A charging decision is in the hands of the Attorney General...

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