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Alton police sued for alleged injuries to suspect in custody

Molly English-Bowers Dec. 23, 2015, 12:33pm

EDWARDSVILLE – An Alton man is suing the local police, alleging he was injured while in police custody.

Public pension annual reports available at DOI portal

Ann Maher Sep. 10, 2015, 1:44pm

With much of the state's financial crisis being blamed on under-funded public pensions, wouldn't it be great if ordinary taxpayers could see exactly what condition the funds they support are in?

Forfeiture of Alton home sought under 'Streetgang Terrorism' statute; Murder, shootings, beatings among crimes committed there

Ann Maher Jul. 31, 2014, 3:33pm

Marcus BaldwinThe Madison County State's Attorney and City of Alton seek to shut down a home located within 150 of an elementary school over gang-related activity including a first degree murder, mob action and aggravated discharge of a firearm.The civil suit filed July 23 in Madison County Circuit Court seeks action under a city nuisance ordinance and the Illinois Streetgang Terrorism Omnibus Prevention

Alton cop claims she was sexually harassed in suit seeking $350K

Andrea Dearden Jan. 8, 2014, 8:29pm

An officer with the Alton Police Department says she was sexually harassed by a superior during a training exercise and claims she was retaliated against for reporting the incident.

Madison County Civil Docket: 10/22 - 10/26/2012

Carrie Gonzalez Oct. 16, 2012, 3:00am

Wednesday, October 24

Edwardsville attorney found not guilty after battery trial

Christina Stueve Hodges Aug. 14, 2012, 11:45am

A Madison County jury found a 73-year-old Edwardsville attorney not guilty of the battery charge filed against him by a former law partner of 20 years.

Tow fees are constitutional, Alton says in motion to dismiss

Christina Stueve Apr. 26, 2012, 4:57am

Schrempf The City of Alton claims that challenges to administrative tow fee ordinances have been upheld by several Illinois courts.

Alton files to change motion to dismiss in tow fee class action against city

Christina Stueve Mar. 20, 2012, 5:00am

Schrempf The City of Alton on Friday filed a motion for leave to amend a previously filed motion to dismiss in a Jerseyville man's class action lawsuit against the city.

Botterbush in charge of security in Madison County Courthouse 'melting pot'

Christina Stueve Oct. 4, 2011, 5:44am

Botterbush Every day is different for Sgt. Raymond Botterbush, security supervisor at the Madison County Courthouse.

Madison County Civil Docket : 7/25 - 7/29/2011

Carrie Gonzalez Jul. 18, 2011, 7:00am

Monday, July 25

14-year-old charged in Madison County Courthouse bomb threat

Amelia Flood Dec. 7, 2010, 4:19am

A 14 year-old boy from Florissant, Mo. has been charged with a class three felony for making a false bomb threat and disorderly conduct after causing the evacuation of the Madison County Criminal Justice Center in Edwardsville yesterday.

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Carrie Gonzalez Aug. 17, 2010, 3:24am

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Carrie Gonzalez Dec. 9, 2009, 7:00am

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Jury begins deliberations in Alton foot amputation suit; plaintiff asks for $5 million

Amelia Flood Nov. 22, 2009, 7:41am

The jury in a suit over a motorcycle accident in Alton began deliberations Friday afternoon after hearing the final witnesses and closing arguments from both sides.

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Carrie Gonzalez Jul. 20, 2009, 8:00am

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