Edgar County Newswire

Edgar County Newswire

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  1. 2018 Primary Election Questionnaire: Orville Brettman - R, McHenry County Board District 6Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Northwest Herald

    ... current County Chairman Jack Franks, who was recently dubbed "The most evil kind of political servant" by the Edgar County Watchdogs (see: https://www.lyingjackfranks.com/ ). Stopping this will literally require a massive education initiative to ...

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  2. Hearing for accused police impersonator set for March 15Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 22 | Tribune-Star

    ... an officer while attempting to commit a felony. Hefner, 40, a former Paris resident, walked into the Edgar County Sheriff's Office Saturday armed with what appeared to be a pistol saying he was a Department of Defense investigator and requesting ...

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  3. Police impersonator taken to VA hospital for evaluationRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 22 | WAND-TV Decatur

    ... a Department of Defense officer over the weekend. Sheriff's deputies say Justin A. Hefner came to the Edgar County Sheriff's office and said he was a federal agent and needed help arresting some people from Paris. He was wearing an outer vest with a ...

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    Tuesday Feb 20 | WTHI-TV Terre Haute

    Justin Hefner was taken into custody Saturday after posing as a federal official and showing up to the Edgar County Sheriff's Department armed. The tricky part with Hefner's case is the gun strapped to his chest when he arrived at the sheriff's department ended up being a bb gun.

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  5. Terre Haute man arrested for impersonating officerTuesday, February...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 20 | WMGI-FM Terre Haute

    A man with a history of impersonating police officers has been arrested in Illinois, after he tried to enlist the help of actual sheriff's deputies, to -- in his words -- "help arrest some people in Paris." Officials say Justin Hefner of Terre Haute came to the front window of the Edgar County Sheriff's Department, wearing body armor, and carring a loaded gun.

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  6. Indiana man charged with impersonating officer in Edgar CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 19 | The News-Gazette

    An Indiana man who authorities knew had possibly impersonated a law-enforcement official in the past was arrested Saturday after he showed up at the Edgar County Sheriff's Office wearing a badge and body armor and carrying a gun, handcuffs, and Mace, identified himself as an officer with the Department of Defense and requested help arresting some people in Paris. A subsequent search of his vehicle, which had flashing lights, also turned up an unloaded semiautomatic rifle, several large loaded magazines for it, duct tape and zip ties.

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  7. Deputies arrest man for impersonating an officerRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 19 | WAND-TV Decatur

    Police say Justin A. Hefner came to the Edgar County Sheriff's office and said he was a federal agent and needed help arresting some people from Paris. He was wearing an outer vest with a badge and a holster with the butt of a pistol showing.

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    Monday Feb 19 | WTHI-TV Terre Haute

    A Terre Haute man was arrested over the weekend after police report he entered the Edgar County Sheriff's Department heavily armed claiming to be a law enforcement officer. The incident started on Saturday morning just before 10 when Justin A. Hefner approached the window inside the sheriff's department.

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  9. GOP gubernatorial challenger Jeanne Ives attacks Rauner, Pritchard in DeKalb visitRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 2 | Daily Chronicle

    ... else, after DeKalb businessman Jim Mason came to her with information. She said she met with Mason and the Edgar County Watchdogs, a watchdog group from downstate Illinois, in her Wheaton office. "We sat there all morning, and I connected those two ...

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  10. Ives attacks Rauner, Pritchard in DeKalb visitRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 2 | Daily Chronicle

    ... else, after DeKalb businessman Jim Mason came to her with information. She said she met with Mason and the Edgar County Watchdogs, a watchdog group from downstate Illinois, in her Wheaton office. "We sat there all morning, and I connected those two ...

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  11. Paris hospital to launch ambulance serviceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 1 | Tribune-Star

    Paris Community Hospital/Family Medical Center has announced plans to get back into the ambulance after more than 14 years. Edgar County is served by four existing ambulances services.

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  12. Accident shuts down Paris, Illinois roadRead the original story

    Dec 22, 2017 | WTHI-TV Terre Haute

    According to the Edgar County Sheriff's Office Facebook page, High Street in Paris is shut down from Madison Street to Highland Drive.

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  13. I-TEAM: Atlanta Library in hot water over controversial grantRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2017 | WAND-TV Decatur

    ... payments towards the purchase of this building. That was a requirement for the grant," stated John Kraft of the Edgar County Watchdogs. Efforts by the Atlanta Library Board to purchase the structure may also be a violation of state law. The building ...

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  14. Christmas For Kids Deliveries UnderwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2017 | WTHI-TV Terre Haute

    A group of volunteers in Paris, Illinois are giving hours of their time this week to make sure less-forunate kids in the area have a gift to open during the holidays. "Christmas for Kids" in Paris has been collecting and delivering presents for kids in the Edgar county area since 2006.

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  15. Paris school board approves increased tax levyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2017 | Tribune-Star

    ... tax rate to be little changed from the current figure of $4 per $100 of assessed value, the lowest among Edgar County's five school districts. Also Monday, the board approved an extension of Larson's contract as superintendent for a five-year period ...

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  16. New Christian school planned in DanaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2017 | Tribune-Star

    ... grades until students earn their diplomas and graduate. A preschool component is planned as well. Families from Edgar County, Illinois, Vermillion County and Parke County are among those who have expressed interest in enrolling their children. "The ...

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  17. Filing starts today for Illinois electionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 26, 2017 | Tribune-Star

    ... Halbrook, R-Shelbyville, is expected to seek re-election in the 102nd District, which includes the remainder of Edgar County. In the state Senate, the seat held by Chapin Rose, R-Mahomet, will be on the ballot. His 51st district includes the cities ...

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  18. Vigo EMA official returns to work MondayRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2017 | Tribune-Star

    ... voting outside his precinct of residence, both Class D felonies. Kesler lived at a Paris address in neighboring Edgar County, Illinois, but continued to vote in the Vigo County, Indiana, primary and general elections from 2010 through 2014, the ...

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  19. Kesler will return to Vigo EMA on MondayRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2017 | Tribune-Star

    ... his precinct of residence, both Class D felonies. Police said Kesler lived at a Paris address in neighboring Edgar County, Illinois, but continued to vote in the Vigo County, Indiana, primary and general elections from 2010 through 2014, the charges ...

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  20. After guilty plea, Kessler to return to Vigo County EMARead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2017 | WTHI-TV Terre Haute

    This decision by the county commissioners comes one day after Kesler pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of Voter Already Registered Recklessly Applying for or Obtaining Registration. Its investigation found that Kesler voted five times in Vigo County elections despite being a resident and registered to vote in Edgar County, Illinois.

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