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Nightly NewsCap: Your headlines in AUDIO!

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Topics covered include: Steve Ochs, teacher’s aide at Newton High School, arrested for allegedly masturbating in front of class; Kirby Cheesman takes a plea to sex crime against a Mt. Carmel High School student; and Edgar County Watchdogs make Forbes Magazine.

EDGAR COUNTY WATCHDOGS MAKE FORBES MAGAZINE

Adam with our North Counties correspondent Kirk Allen

Two regular guys from Southern Illinois, Kirk Allen and John Kraft, became folk heroes after lawfully “citizen arresting” their park district board. Now, their fight against corruption threatens to shake the established political order.

INTERESTING LAWSUIT HIGHLIGHTS HEARTLAND LEAD ARTICLE THIS MONTH

Jan Burno

We know that a lot of our Disclosure readers are familiar with the offensive website, topix.com, because we get a lot of referrers from it.

WHO’S THE GUY FROM EFFINGHAM FEATURED AS A DRUNK DRIVER & PAID BY TAXPAYERS?

Mark Doan

He’s a school superintendent, of course!

FAA Orders Edgar County Airport to Suspend All Work

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n a surprisingly timed, but not unexpected move (for us), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has ordered the Illinois Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (IDOT-DA), to direct the Edgar County Board to suspend all work on the fuel farm and apron expansion projects until further notice.

Nightly NewsCap: Another busy news day, with your headlines in AUDIO

Red Wine on Summer Day

Topics covered include: Danny Coston’s appeals argument heard in Mt Vernon yesterday; Cindy Stearns gets sentence in the killing of her father in Williamson County; names released in yesterday’s U.S. 50 wreck; Edgar County Watchdogs plugged on Reboot Illinois; sad anniversary of the plane crash that killed Paris pilot Rusty Bogue a year ago today; Tina Williams finally arrested in Hardin County; former Carbondale teacher Jordan McGuire exonerated in Evansville sex trial; and the Olney city council approves siting of a medical marijuana facility after a short meeting this afternoon.

IROQUOIS COUNTY CORRUPTION SUCCESSFULLY ROOTED OUT

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We first wrote about what the Edgar County Watchdogs (now known as Illinois Leaks) were doing to bust up corruption in Iroquois County in the Spring of 2013.

CITY OF EFFINGHAM COMES UNDER SCRUTINY BY WATCHDOG GROUP

Illinois Leaks co-founder Kirk Allen is shown here offering up a pop quizz to the Effingham City Council concerning the law as it pertains to the Open Meetings Act. They failed.

Once again, the Edgar County Watchdogs, now known as Illinois Leaks, have ventured into Effingham County, and once again, they’ve been actively showing certain governmental entities and individuals that “the way it’s always been done” isn’t going to work when people are concerned about transparency in government. In a back page (which is our “second” […]

THIS MONTH’S PRINT HEADLINES, JULY SPECIAL EDITION 2014!!

Bleyer, Joe

That’s right, you’re getting TWO issues in the month of July because as soon as the weather heats up, we’ve learned over the past 11 years, the crime and corruption does, too…so we have to put out extra papers in order to cover it all.

Nightly NewsCap: A few headlines from around the area, all in AUDIO

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Topics covered include: Delivery van stolen in Carbondale from the local student newspaper last night; pole barn fire resulting in the death of a man in Vincennes, Ind., is being examined; and the Edgar County Watchdogs are being acknowledged statewide for their work at the Mill Creek Park District outside of Marshall in Clark County.

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