COLES Co., IL. (ECWd) - What do you do when you are an appointed Coles County Board of Review member charged with hearing property tax objections, and you feel a little sleepy? Simple. Sleep! Is this what taxpayers can expect if the current County Board Chair is re-elected? The video speaks for itself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oYpBWbqL7c . Our...
Coles Co. (ECWd) - We reported on the Sheriff's debate in this article and even provided the video.  We did so because it was clear we could not count on local reporting to actually point out false statements. The paper reported that Steve Spear made the following statement: “None of the previous sheriffs...
Coles Co. (ECWd) - During a recent Charleston School Board meeting we noticed the local reporter for the newspaper was present.  In light of the teacher that had been arrested and questions raised during the meeting, many had hoped the local paper would have reported on it.  They didn't.  Our...
Coles. Co. (ECWd) - Approximately two weeks ago I attended the Charleston School Board meeting as a messenger and to get some answers.  If you watch the video of my public comment in this article, you will see my focus was on how a child in South Carolina is the alleged victim...
Coles Co. (ECWd) - As most know, we are in what I call the silly season.  That time of year when people running for office will say or do just about anything, to include fabricate negative information and lies in their effort to get people to vote for them. At the local...
Coles Co. (ECWd) - Last week we attended the Charleston Community School District #1 School Board meeting.  The purpose of our attendance was to share some very troubling patterns we have found across the country as it relates to school administrations as well as to get clarifications related to some allegations...
Coles Co. (ECWd) - After running one article on Ford County and their Supervisor of Assessment failures, the Supervisor resigned and today we find that the Ford County Board of Review did just as we suggested, with one minor exception. Our suggestion in this article: "With these many failures of statutory obligations,...
CHARLESTON, IL. (ECWd) - Governor Rauner fired him for basically being a racist, Attorney General Candidate Erika Harold still plans on attending his Coles County Lincoln Day Dinner and giving the key-note speech, and his fellow Coles County Republican Precinct Committeemen appear to be happy with him representing them as...
CHARLESTON, IL. (ECWd) - The Bruce Rauner slate of candidates, Attorney General Candidate Erika Herald, State Representative Avery Borne, GOP Chairman Tim Schneider called for Jeanne Ives to remove a campaign video ad, citing it being sexist, racist, and homophobic.  We may find out if that was a true concern...
Coles. Co. (ECWd) - "Without referencing the Illinois Supreme Court precedent, the court found that the doctrine of comity refrains the federal court from acting in cases that concern tax administration." We found that statement in the Federal appellate brief filed by Rob Perry and Rex Dukeman of Matton in the Coles County...