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St. Clair County board candidate wants criminal records expunged in Baricevic's court

The Madison County Record Oct. 21, 2016, 1:42pm

St. Clair County Board candidate James Haywood, Jr. of Cahokia has moved to expunge records of a felony charge that he violated an absentee ballot and lesser charges that he drove under the influence, resisted arrest, shoved an officer, and committed battery and criminal trespass.

Baricevic reversed in prisoner’s claim of perjured testimony

The Madison County Record Oct. 19, 2016, 7:43am

MOUNT VERNON – Fifth District appellate judges granted a hearing in St. Clair County circuit court for prisoner Jarvis Boose, who claims East St. Louis detective Rick Perry perjured himself twice before Chief Judge John Baricevic.  

Kaiser Gypsum’s sinks into asbestos bankruptcy under weight of claims – many from Madison County

The Madison County Record Oct. 18, 2016, 3:13pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Former drywall maker Kaiser Gypsum sank into bankruptcy under the weight of 13,967 asbestos suits including 1,498 in Illinois. 

You need money and connections to get into Madigan's place

The Madison County Record Oct. 18, 2016, 3:03pm

Suppose there was a popular restaurant in Springfield called Madigan's, it was so popular that they could charge top dollar for all their dishes, so popular that you couldn't get in without a reservation, and you couldn't get a reservation unless you were somebody or knew somebody, and even then you still had to slip the maître d' a C-note to get seated.

Former ESL detective Orlando Ward to be released Oct. 26; Cocaine smuggling sentence cut in half

The Madison County Record Oct. 17, 2016, 2:33pm

ST. LOUIS – Former East St. Louis detective Orlando Ward, whose sentence for cocaine smuggling mysteriously shrank by half, will gain freedom on Oct. 26.  

State Farm asks Seventh Circuit for review of $7.6 billion certification out of Herndon court

The Madison County Record Oct. 12, 2016, 8:45am

CHICAGO – State Farm has asked Seventh Circuit appellate judges to review certification of a $7.6 billion class action over its role in the election of Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier 12 years ago.  

Eye witness accounts vary in Caseyville mayor death threat case; Judge: 'Appears to be war of words'

The Madison County Record Oct. 12, 2016, 7:15am

In three accounts of the crime Brad Van Hoose of Belleville allegedly committed, he threatened to kill Caseyville Mayor Leonard Black, or to kill Black and Illinois House candidate Bob Romanik, or to kill everyone.

Baricevic contributions to date largely from local lawyers

The Madison County Record Oct. 11, 2016, 2:28pm

Local lawyers contributed $21,000 to the judicial campaign of St. Clair County Chief Judge John Baricevic from Sept. 22 through Oct. 7.  

In six weeks, three local firms pitch in nearly $800K to state Dem campaigns

The Madison County Record Oct. 11, 2016, 2:07pm

SPRINGFIELD – Law firms of John Simmons, Randy Gori and Tom Keefe gave $779,734 to campaigns of Illinois Democrats from Sept. 1 to Oct. 10.  

The auditor general has no clothes!

The Madison County Record Oct. 11, 2016, 11:16am

When a vain and foolish emperor is persuaded to appear before his subjects in a new suit of “invisible” clothes, no one dares to point out that he isn't wearing anything – except a precocious child.

Vote for Chapman

The Madison County Record Oct. 7, 2016, 3:10pm

Phil Chapman supports all national, state, county and local conservative candidates, by actively working for them, not paying lip service. Rest assured he won't be a sock puppet to the current county administration.

Staunton First National Bank alleges overdue loan payments from Prestige Management

The Madison County Record Oct. 5, 2016, 11:59am

EDWARDSVILLE – The First National Bank in Staunton is suing Prestige Management and its owners for allegedly failing to pay several loans on time.

Couple alleges improperly processed mortgage payments resulted in foreclosure

The Madison County Record Oct. 5, 2016, 11:49am

EDWARDSVILLE – A Granite City couple is suing a mortgage provider claiming it improperly processed payments resulting in their home being foreclosed on.

Insurers seek declaration that they are not responsible to indemnify client in motorcycle death suit

The Madison County Record Oct. 5, 2016, 11:40am

EAST ST. LOUIS – Two insurance companies seek declaration from the court that they are not responsible to indemnify their client in a lawsuit concerning the death of a man who was killed after being struck by a commercial truck while riding his motorcycle.

Landlord sues tenants for $210,000 in back rent, other costs

The Madison County Record Oct. 5, 2016, 11:02am

EDWARDSVILLE — Two Wood River, Illinois tenants are being sued by their landlord for more than $210,000 in back rent and other associated costs.

Former employee accuses Granite City business of wrongful termination

The Madison County Record Oct. 5, 2016, 10:48am

EDWARDSVILLE — A Madison County man is suing a Granite City company and a supervisor, alleging retaliation and wrongful termination.

Son sues nursing homes, other defendants over mother’s alleged neglect, death

The Madison County Record Oct. 5, 2016, 10:39am

EAST ST. LOUIS – Two nursing homes are being sued after a woman allegedly was neglected in their care and later died from complications related to her poor health.

LeChien's substitution rate remains high; Six times in six recent days, records show

The Madison County Record Oct. 5, 2016, 8:50am

A review of cases assigned to St. Clair County Circuit Judge Robert LeChien shows that parties asked for substitutes five times in September’s last week and once the next Monday. 

What to do when the dog won't behave

The Madison County Record Oct. 4, 2016, 5:06pm

Who let the dog out?

Appellate record shows Cook made eight reversible errors leading up to heroin arrest; Two murder suspects also got new trials

The Madison County Record Oct. 4, 2016, 5:04pm

Former St. Clair County judge Michael Cook abused the rights of 10 suspects and prisoners in 10 months prior to his arrest on heroin charges.