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Paper lies: County board responsible for halted Edgar County Airport IDOT grant

EDGAR CO. – The local newspaper, riding on the “they-can-do-no-wrong” status they confer on public bodies in order to try and stay on their good side instead of calling out wrongs when they occur, has erred yet again.

Misconduct within CERWD? Hog farm getting reduced rate for water usage

CLARK/EDGAR COs. – The Clark-Edgar Rural Water District (CERWD) may be illegally supplying water to a facility in Kansas at a reduced rate, records have uncovered.

Arrest made in stand-off, Paris, Illinois

A man is in custody following a several-hour standoff yesterday afternoon and evening at a location in Paris.

J.D. Kesler, Former Edgar Co. Airport Board Member, Vigo Co. Sheriff Deputy, and Vigo Co. EMA Deputy Director Charged with 2 felonies

Kessler was arrested and charged with two Felony counts of “Voting Outside of Precinct Residence.”

Effingham County – Violated FOIA – No Ambulance Vetting Ever Occurred

When the public submits a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for records, it needs to be clear to everyone that the law is what outlines what is or is not obtainable and under what time frame it is to be provided.


Please use caution this weekend, readers! We need each and every one of you around.

ETSB was determined to have improperly denied FOIA request

EDGAR CO. – The Public Access Counselor’s office for Illinois’ Attorney General has opined that an Edgar County public official has once again violated Illinois law.


We’ve been experiencing some lightning (Harrisburg), some hail in some locales (Allendale over in Wabash County), and plenty of cloud cover and some torrential downpours, but we’re going to be getting more storms in the tri-state (Illinois/Indiana/Kentucky) this week, so we figured it was wise to make a weather post, in case you, like us, […]

Former Republican Party Chair, Chamber prez, busted in Indiana drinking and driving AGAIN

EDGAR CO. – On the heels of making the front page of the Consolidated Election edition in March, one of Edgar County’s political gadflies was arrested again.

Former Illinois State Rep. candidate, Randy Peterson, arrested and charged with domestic battery

His troubles with the law include that he was arrested in Vermillion County Indiana on March 5, 2017, for allegations of DWI with a BAC of .208 – if found guilty, this will be his third DUI.

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