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Troy Eads ineligible to serve on Edgar County ETSB Board

Posted by on Thursday, May 9th, 2019 @ 12:02 pm.

From our friends the Edgar County Watchdogs/Illinois Leaks

By jmkraft on May 8, 2019

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – Troy Eads, a member of the Edgar County Emergency Telephone System Board, and also a part-time Deputy Sheriff with the Edgar County Sheriff’s Department, is ineligible to serve on the ETS Board because of his employment as a Deputy Sheriff.

During Wednesday morning’s Edgar County Board meeting, a board member mentioned that Eads was also a Deputy Sheriff, which was something we were unaware of.

This subject came up several years ago when, based on our assertions that the positions were incompatible, the State’s Attorney requested an opinion from the Attorney General’s Opinions Bureau.

It took several years to obtain that opinion, and it verified our belief that the positions were incompatible. That opinion removed Deputy Burgin and Sheriff Wood from the ETS Board (article here).

Generally, when a person takes a position incompatible with one they already hold, they automatically forfeit the previously held position. This means that Eads is not, as an operation of law, a member of the ETS Board…

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