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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.