This week in History- Oct 4 through Oct. 10

Steve Gonzalez Sep. 29, 2004, 6:52pm

10/5/94-- The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee approved the nomination of Third Circuit Court Judge Paul E. Riley for a spot on the federal bench. The Edwardsville native had served in Madison County as judge since 1985, including a term as chief judge from 1991-93.

10/5/92-- Republican Illinois Supreme Court candidate Don W. Weber attacked his opponent, Democrat Moses W. Harrison, for accepting too many campaign donations from lawyers. ''We don't have elections now, we have the illusion of elections, where they guy with the most money wins,'' Weber said to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
The Collinsville native Harrison did win, eventually serving for a decade before retiring in September 2002. He was replaced by current Justice Philip Rarick of Fairview Heights.

10/8/01-- After two murder cases are thrown out of court because police investigated crime scenes without getting search warrants, then Madison County State's Attorney Bill Haine warns police to contact prosecutors before gathering evidence.

10/6/98-- Madison County jurors award the family of a 6 year-old boy $650,000 after he drowns in a swimming pool at the Collinsville Travelodge Motel.

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