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Read our lips: no new taxes!

The Madison County Record Apr. 11, 2017, 1:50pm

Three tax hike proposals went down to defeat in Madison and St. Clair Counties in the last election, but you can bet we haven't seen the last of them.

Blacken the oval; No St. Clair County write-in candidates elected

The Madison County Record Apr. 5, 2017, 11:16am

None of the write-in candidates in St. Clair County were elected on Tuesday - and it was not even close.

Let’s see more people arrested for vote fraud

The Madison County Record Mar. 29, 2017, 9:21am

A loan officer, discovered to have embezzled more than a million dollars from customer accounts, was threatened with prosecution, but remained unruffled.

Manipulation of absentee voting in Washington Park marginalizes the community, candidate for mayor says

Ann Maher Mar. 29, 2017, 8:11am

Washington Park mayoral candidate Terrilyn Gossett claims that manipulation of mail-in ballots is a pervasive problem that has been going on for years and one that marginalizes her impoverished community.

St. Clair County voters will decide on two proposed 1 percent sales taxes for schools, public safety

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Mar. 29, 2017, 7:57am

While two proposed 1 percent sales taxes in St. Clair County could drive shoppers away from an area considered a local hotspot for retail, St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly says the county has to invest in its community in order to grow.

St. Clair County treasurer, tax buyers seek to exclude engineer's testimony in bid-rigging class action

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Feb. 1, 2017, 1:09pm

St. Clair County Treasurer Charles Suarez and several tax buyers accused of participating in a bid-rigging conspiracy seek to exclude an engineer’s testimony and opinion.

Newly elected St. Clair County board member gets felony charge expunged

The Madison County Record Nov. 21, 2016, 2:06pm

James Haywood of Cahokia, who ran for St. Clair County board with a long record of arrests, will take office with no record except improper lane usage.  

Political consultant at odds with local party, postures as Independent Democrat in St. Clair County

Karen Kidd Oct. 19, 2016, 1:39pm

Author and political consultant Ray Coleman of Belleville considers himself an Independent Democrat for the upcoming presidential election, though he harbors concerns about local politicians on both sides of the spectrum.

I-LAW encourages voters to pay attention to upcoming judicial races

Kristin Danley-Greiner Oct. 7, 2016, 7:24am

Voters are being encouraged to educate themselves on judicial candidates running for election and judges running for retention during this week of "Lawsuit Abuse Awareness," especially those who have personal injury litigation backgrounds or who receive campaign contributions from personal injury interests. 

Study shows $17.1 million spent on government lawsuits in Madison, St. Clair counties

Dawn Geske Aug. 16, 2016, 6:34am

Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch has released a study showing that Madison and St. Clair counties, as frequent litigation targets, have incurred $17.1 million in costs in a four year period.

Fourth District upholds access to ballot for Baricevic, LeChien and Haida

Ann Maher Jul. 29, 2016, 11:02am

Fourth District appellate court judges have ruled in favor of three incumbent St. Clair County circuit judges seeking to be elected as if for the first time.

Plaintiff sues nursing facility after alleged attack by resident

Molly English-Bowers Mar. 22, 2016, 5:58pm

BELLEVILLE – A St.. Clair County resident is suing over injuries he allegedly suffered at a nursing facility. He is citing negligence.

Bank sues St. Clair County man for allegedly not paying promissory notes

Molly English-Bowers Mar. 2, 2016, 12:12pm

BELLEVILLE – A St. Clair County bank is suing a St. Clair man, alleging non-payment of promissory notes.

Motorist blames St. Clair County for vehicle collision that led to injuries

Molly English-Bowers Feb. 8, 2016, 1:30pm

BELLEVILLE – A female motorist is suing St. Clair County, alleging negligence over injuries she says she sustained when her vehicle was hit by a municipal truck.

Rider sues motorist for killing horse

Molly English-Bowers Dec. 3, 2015, 12:54pm

BELLEVILLE–A St. Clair County man is suing a motorist, alleging negligence in the death of the plaintiff's horse.

St. Clair County motorist alleges I-64 accident left her injured

Kari Valence Nov. 16, 2015, 12:16pm

A St. Clair County motorist is suing another driver, alleging his negligence led to her injuries in a vehicle accident.

Transportation company sued for allegedly failing to pay proper overtime compensation

Gene Johnson Oct. 20, 2015, 10:21am

Several employees at a St. Clair County transportation company claim they were not paid time-and-a-half for overtime work performed in the past six years.

Belleville attorney sued for alleged legal malpractice

Kari Valence Oct. 12, 2015, 8:23pm

A St. Clair County man is suing his former lawyer, claiming he failed to properly represent him in a probate will case.

O'Fallon driver sues motorist over injuries allegedly sustained following I-64 collision

Robbie Hargett Aug. 26, 2015, 1:51pm

An O'Fallon man is suing a Bridgeton, Mo. man following a vehicle collision on Interstate 64 in St. Clair County.

St. Clair County man sues auto insurer over unpaid medpay claims following accident

Robbie Hargett Aug. 26, 2015, 1:46pm

A St. Clair County man is suing his auto insurer over claims it has refused to pay for medpay coverage following a vehicle accident the man was involved in.