PARIS, IL. (ECWd) - A long 5+ year battle has finally ended today with the sentencing of Kami Miller in Federal Court. Kami Miller and her daughter-in-law, Ashley Miller both entered a guilty plea to Felonies earlier this year to federal crimes against the former Paris, Illinois based East Central Illinois...
COLES CO., IL. (ECWd) - ECWd has just learned that the Accused AAU girls basketball coach, Barry Wolfe, from Martinsville, Illinois has been charged a second time, with what appears to be a second victim. This Charge includes 42 COUNTS of various Criminal Sexual Abuses of a minor with which...
COLES CO., IL. (ECWd) - The AAU girls basketball coach, who was arrested and charged last week on accusations of sexual assault and abuse of a minor, has had his Bond increased by $5,000,000 today. Coles County State's Attorney filed a Motion to increase Bond, and file additional Counts against Barry...
COLES CO., Ill. - As if things in Coles County weren't already questionable enough, what with reports of bullying coming forth from the various schools almost daily, now a popular NON-school-associated coach has been charged with sexual activity with one of the kids under his supervision. Barry S. Wolfe, 53, of Martinsville...
PARIS, IL. (ECWd) - We have been notified that sentencing of Kami Miller is scheduled for December 15, 2017 in United States District Court in Urbana, Illinois. She plead guilty last month to Mail Fraud with a whole slew of details surrounding the mail fraud (here). Her daughter-in-law, Ashley Miller, plead guilty...
Today, I encountered individuals who wanted to know what to request through the Freedom of Information Act in order to check up on their local government spending. I am excited to oblige these fine individuals and I hope our readers take the time to do this with all their...
CLARK CO., IL. (ECWd) - We first reported on April 25, 2016, that the now-former Clark County Park District Director, Charity Murphy, had entered into a "painting agreement" with Farm Services Group ("FSG") Painters, from West Terre Haute, Indiana, in which Murphy essentially "gifted" park district assets to Clifford Allison and...
Clark Co. (ECWd) - In response to the article in the July 5, 2017, edition of the Marshall Advocate,"Thomas to fill Park Board Vacancy," I, Lisa Thomas, offer the following opinions, facts, and commentary from the perspective of a private citizen, journalist, bookkeeper and public official. I was not contacted...
Clark Co., IL. (ECWd) - Several people, including juveniles, were taken to an Indiana hospital last night following an accident on Illinois Route 1 just north of Marshall, IL. Illinois State Police form District 12 in Effingham said the incident occurred last night (Thursday, June 29) at 6:40 p.m. in the...
CLARK CO, IL. (ECWd) - The Clark County Park District board appointed Lisa Thomas as Park Commissioner at its last meeting, and at tonight's meeting she took her Oath of Office and her seat at the table. Tonight's agenda includes interviewing applicants for Park Executive Director position. Park District Commissioners work without compensation,...