Top News

Asbestos lawyer guilt, projected

The Madison County Record Jun. 20, 2017, 5:48pm

Radical left-wingers often use the banner of “social justice” to implement their hidden agendas, and the “racial sobriety” program offered by Fr. Clarence Williams is a perfect example.

Supreme Court: Claims from out-of-state plaintiffs shouldn't be filed in California; Will it affect Madison County's national docket?

John O'Brien Jun. 19, 2017, 1:41pm

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned rulings made by three California courts that concluded they had specific jurisdiction over lawsuits brought by out-of-state residents against a company not incorporated or headquartered there.

Nursing home sued for allegedly failing to properly care for patient

Noddy A. Fernandez Jun. 19, 2017, 11:56am

EDWARDSVILLE — An administrator of the estate of the deceased is suing a nursing center and medical facility for allegedly failing to properly care for the decedent.

Madison County owes $4 million in unfunded pension liabilities; It's also paid nearly that much in interest in 10 years

Ann Maher Jun. 9, 2017, 4:01pm

Madison County owes more than $4 million in unfunded pension liabilities, according to Treasurer Chris Slusser. But what may be worse, he said, is that $3.8 million in tax payer dollars has been spent on interest payments over the last 10 years because of the county’s underfunding of two programs.

Yandle denies Treasurer's office motion for new trial in employee's ADA case

Ann Maher Jun. 5, 2017, 2:59pm

U.S. District Judge Staci Yandle has denied Madison County Treasurer's office motion for a new trial in a case brought by a former employee who was awarded more than $650,000 in damages in an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) lawsuit.

Suit claims former Roxana school bus driver contracted terminal illness from benzene exposure

Noddy A. Fernandez Jun. 2, 2017, 6:08am

EDWARDSVILLE — A surviving spouse is suing Rust-Oleum Corporation, Turtle Wax Inc. and numerous unknown individuals, alleging that products they manufacture contributed to his wife's death.

Suit against Recorder alleges firing came after reporting of alleged illegal activity

Noddy A. Fernandez May 26, 2017, 8:46am

EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County Recorder of Deeds Amy Meyer is accused in a lawsuit of firing an employee after that person reported alleged illegal conduct.

Local activists honored by ‘Open the Books’ founder for taking a stand

Amanda Robert May 5, 2017, 8:02am

The Edgar County Watchdogs – a “group of concerned citizens” that digs for and posts news of public corruption from 21 counties on its website – recently joined more than a dozen other citizens and groups who were honored for holding local government accountable.

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.

Glen Carbon police chief says his lieutenant was not involved in attack on Prenzler

The Madison County Record Apr. 6, 2017, 4:15pm

MADISON – No witness to the March 11 attack on Madison County board chairman Kurt Prenzler identified Glen Carbon police lieutenant Mark Foley as a suspect, according to Madison police chief Christopher Burns

Sales tax proposals go down in Madison and St. Clair counties

Ann Maher Apr. 4, 2017, 10:33pm

Voters in Madison and St. Clair counties apparently have no appetite for additional taxes, as they have rejected a total of three one-cent sales tax increases.

What prompted attack on Prenzler? 'You need to know Madison County history'

The Madison County Record Apr. 4, 2017, 5:32pm

James Foley, whose son Matt Foley allegedly shoved Madison County board chairman Kurt Prenzler across a church hall so his father could insult him, failed to prove in court that Prenzler wronged him.

Matthew Foley charged in attack on County Board chairman Prenzler

Ann Maher Mar. 27, 2017, 7:19pm

Matthew J. Foley, 37, of Edwardsville, faces felony charges in connection with the March 11 attack on Madison County Board Chairman Kurt Prenzler at a fundraiser at St. Mary and St. Mark Catholic Church in Madison.

Law indicates attack on Prenzler could potentially be charged as hate crime

The Madison County Record Mar. 21, 2017, 6:07pm

State law elevates misdemeanor battery to felony aggravated battery if a victim has turned 60, and Prenzler recently turned 61.

Kurt Prenzler knows what happens when you try to drain a swamp

The Madison County Record Mar. 21, 2017, 5:44pm

If President Donald Trump needs advice on swamp-draining, he can turn to County Board Chairman Kurt Prenzler, who's been draining the morass of Madison County politics, little by little, for more than 10 years.

Prenzler asks State's Attorney to investigate former administration's data wipe

The Madison County Record Mar. 15, 2017, 3:12pm

Madison County Board Chairman Kurt Prenzler has asked State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons to investigate data destruction by former chairman Alan Dunstan and former administrator Joseph Parente.

Madison County Citizens for Educational Sustainability: Vote 'no' on sales tax increase

The Madison County Record Mar. 15, 2017, 10:00am

Some school board members are saying they “promise” to use some of this new sales tax money to “reduce” property taxes. But a school board member cannot make a promise “forever.” They can change their mind at any time. The purpose of this new sales tax is not to reduce property taxes. It’s to issue bonds, which could increase your property taxes.

Convicted man to finally recieve full sentencing in St. Clair County

Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro Mar. 14, 2017, 10:34pm

A St. Clair County circuit court will have to finish sentencing a shooter convicted on five felony counts before the defense can appeal, a March 10 hearing before an appeals court found.

No arrests yet in attack on board chairman Prenzler; Threatening public official is felony carrying 2-5 year sentence

The Madison County Record Mar. 14, 2017, 12:11pm

No arrests have been made yet in the assault and battery of Madison County's top elected official which is alleged to have taken place amidst a group of more than 200 people attending a fundraiser at a Catholic church in Madison on Saturday afternoon.

Madison County spends too much on legal fees

The Madison County Record Mar. 14, 2017, 10:37am

“It is disturbing to me that we spend so much money on legal fees in Madison County,” says County Board Member Tom McRae of Bethalto.