Two hundred twenty local governments in Madison County spent a collective $1.047 billion last year, or 21 percent of the county’s equalized assessed valuation (EAV), what the assessor says all real estate in the county is worth.
Objectors trying to prevent a property tax cut referendum from getting on the November ballot are bolstered by a finding of the Madison County Clerk's office indicating their petition challenge could be successful by a margin of 19 signatures, or 0.2 percent.
An order by Madison County Circuit Judge John Barberis requiring Farmers Automobile Insurance to pay $75,000 in underinsured motorist coverage to a girl struck by a rural postal worker's vehicle has been upheld by the Fifth District Appellate Court.
A personal injury suit against Fast Eddie's bar and restaurant in Alton is docketed in Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge's court June 16 on plaintiffs' pending motions to compel production of discovery documents.
In a split 2-1 decision, a Madison County electoral board ruled Tuesday that it would review all 9,900 signatures on petitions seeking to place a property tax reduction referendum on the November ballot.
At issue is whether the judges have the option of running for election over retention. The three judges resigned last August, effective this Dec. 4, creating vacancies they intend to fill through partisan competition in the fall.