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County GOP chairman: 'I don’t know who would vote against' lower property tax rates

Jamie Kelly Jul. 18, 2016, 4:27pm

Madison County voters will have the opportunity to vote to lower the maximum property tax levy for county government, and county GOP chairman Chris Slusser said he thinks proponents will be able to easily convince voters.

Edwardsville lawyer named military trial judge

Jamie Kelly Jun. 21, 2016, 7:17am

After a career spanning more than two decades as both an active duty and reserve Air Force officer, Lt. Col. Michael Schag, also a partner with Heyl Royster, has been appointed as a military trial judge.

GOP lawmakers ask Mautino to step down while investigations proceed; McCarter says vote to confirm auditor general was 'mistake'

Jamie Kelly Jun. 6, 2016, 6:41am

SPRINGFIELD — Investigations into Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino’s campaign spending by both state and federal agencies has a group of lawmakers calling for him to step down at least until the inquiry is completed.

McCarter's 'responsible' budget proposal is praised for not increasing taxes

Jamie Kelly Jun. 2, 2016, 3:34pm

A proposal by State Sen. Kyle McCarter (R-54) to balance the state’s budget for 2017 without raising taxes deserves serious consideration, according the Illinois Policy Institute.

St. Clair County still fighting for NGA West project; Final decision expected today

Jamie Kelly Jun. 2, 2016, 3:26pm

More than 200 people attended a public forum held May 27 to advocate for St. Clair County to be picked as the site for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s western headquarters, a move that Madison County Board Chairman Alan Dunstan called the most sensible decision.

Former Illinois Supreme Court Justice Fitzgerald remembered for warmth, wisdom

Jamie Kelly May 16, 2016, 1:17pm

SPRINGFIELD—Colleagues of former Supreme Court Justice Thomas R. Fitzgerald remembered him as a rare combination of a warm, generous friend and colleague, as well as a sharp-minded lawyer, jurist and an ethical, dedicated public servant.