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Illinois Supreme Court approves new rule mandating jury trials in certain cases under mental health code

Shanice Harris May 12, 2017, 5:00pm

SPRINGFIELD — Chief Justice Lloyd Karmeier and the Illinois Supreme Court announced last month the approval of Supreme Court Rule 293. The new rule requires that all trial courts commence a jury trial if requested by a respondent in an involuntary admission proceeding.

Cahokia nursing center sued over woman's 2015 death

Karen Kidd May 2, 2017, 7:28pm

BELLEVILLE – A Cahokia woman is suing a local nursing center for more than $250,000 over the 2015 death of her aunt who she claims died in extreme pain as the result of medical negligence.

Illinois appellate court upholds murder conviction appeal, which argued ineffectual defense for agreeing to DNA testing delay

Sara McCleary Mar. 26, 2017, 9:51am

The Fifth District Appellate Court has upheld the convictions and sentences of a man found guilty of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder in St. Clair County Circuit Judge Robert Haida's court. 

Northwestern justice center gets OK to inspect jail for Cahokia resident claiming wrongful incarceration

The Madison County Record Jan. 10, 2017, 4:46pm

BENTON – Northwestern University lawyers representing a man with the mind of a child who spent seven months in St. Clair County jail for a crime he didn’t commit have gained court approval to inspect and photograph the jail.

Deubbert re-assigned to administrative duties while police investigate 'person of interest' parolee who lived with judge

Ann Maher Jan. 3, 2017, 4:27pm

St. Clair County Circuit Judge Ron Duebbert has been re-assigned to administrative duties due to his involvement with a registered violent offender who is now a "person of interest" in a Belleville murder investigation, according to Chief Judge Andrew Gleeson who entered the re-assignment order today.

St. Clair County voter fraud cases between ’12 and ‘15 awaiting justice

The Madison County Record Dec. 6, 2016, 5:01pm

Six felony suspects in St. Clair County ballot violations that occurred from 2012 to 2015 haven’t felt the hand of justice since they posted bond.

Should investigators hired by the State's Attorney be able to arrest suspected drug traffickers?

Taryn Phaneuf Jul. 26, 2016, 3:39pm

A special investigation unit designed to crack down on drug trafficking on main thoroughfares in Madison County is on hold while the Illinois Supreme Court reviews the legality of a program that arguably gives state’s attorneys their own police force.