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Madison County real estate Feb. 22-28

Carrie Gonzalez Mar. 14, 2017, 3:21pm

An Edwardsville property sold for $430,000 as part of the recent Madison County real estate transactions for Feb. 22-28.

St. Clair County real estate March 1-6

Carrie Gonzalez Mar. 14, 2017, 3:17pm

A Lebanon property sold for more than $463,000 as part of the recent St. Clair County real estate transactions from March 1-6.

Madison County foreclosures March 3-13

Carrie Gonzalez Mar. 14, 2017, 3:09pm

There were 12 foreclosures in Madison County from March 3-13.

St. Clair County foreclosures Feb. 23-March 2

Carrie Gonzalez Mar. 14, 2017, 3:08pm

There were three foreclosures in St. Clair County from Feb. 23-March 2.

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.

Ruth denies summary judgment in dog bite suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Mar. 14, 2017, 10:50am

Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth denied two homeowners’ motion for summary judgment in a suit alleging their neighbor’s son was bit by their Akita while caring for their dogs, Marco and Polo.

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.

Steele pleads guilty in Minnesota federal court; Lawyer had pursued porn hacking cases in St. Clair County

The Madison County Record Mar. 14, 2017, 9:12am

MINNEAPOLIS – John Steele, who shared in a $6 million gain from representing sham entities in courts including St. Clair County, pleaded guilty of mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering in U.S. district court on March 6.  

Madison County IT director says operating system was removed from former official's computer

The Madison County Record Mar. 13, 2017, 3:07pm

Former Madison County administrator Joseph Parente left behind a computer no one can start, according to information technology director Ron Dorman.  

Sugary drink tax would be bitter pill to swallow

Austin Berg, Illinois Policy Institute Mar. 13, 2017, 2:55pm

Illinois holds more than $66 million worth of stocks and bonds in PepsiCo, Coca Cola and Dr. Pepper Snapple alone.

Prenzler attacked at church fundraiser in Madison on Saturday

Ann Maher Mar. 13, 2017, 12:14pm

Police are investigating an assault and battery that took place on Saturday on Madison County Board Chairman Kurt Prenzler during a church fundraising event, according to a press release issued by the county this morning.

Simmons firm filed lawsuits against pharmaceutical manufacturers on behalf of New York counties over opioid addiction

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Mar. 13, 2017, 11:03am

The Simmons Hanly Conroy firm has filed several lawsuits on behalf of New York counties against pharmaceutical manufacturers and physicians, alleging the counties have spent millions of dollars fighting an opioid drug epidemic they say was caused by aggressive marketing.

LeChien orders employee pay through revolving fund account instead of general funds

The Madison County Record Mar. 12, 2017, 6:58pm

St. Clair County Circuit Judge Robert LeChien, overseeing the state’s payroll in the absence of a budget, ordered Gov. Bruce Rauner to pay 578 employees from revolving funds rather than the general fund.  

Report: Unused sick leave inflates teachers’ pensions on taxpayers’ dime

April Brown Mar. 12, 2017, 5:54pm

CHICAGO – A new report released by Illinois Policy Institute revealed that thousands of retired state educators are being compensated for time they didn’t spend in school at the taxpayers' expense.

Rep. Bost hears constituents' issues and concerns on economy, health care

S. Laney Griffo Mar. 11, 2017, 9:28am

WASHINGTON – In order to give constituents a chance to voice their views and concerns, Rep. Mike Bost (R-IL) has recently done several different types of outreach.

Granite City man sues debt collector for alleged harassment

Noddy A. Fernandez Mar. 11, 2017, 9:16am

EAST ST. LOUIS — A Granite City man is suing a New Jersey debt collector, citing alleged harassment during debt collection efforts.

Judge removes opponent of fellow judge’s son from O’Fallon ballot

The Madison County Record Mar. 10, 2017, 5:59pm

St. Clair County Associate Judge Christopher Kolker erased from the April 4 ballot the opponent of a judge’s son running for alderman in O’Fallon.

Supporters of 1 cent sales tax increase say it will relieve property owners; Plenty of critics say tax payers are already tapped out

Ann Maher Mar. 10, 2017, 3:29pm

Madison County voters next month must decide whether to increase sales tax by 1 cent to help schools with capital improvement projects.

Most write-in races unsuccessful, St. Clair County Clerk says

Karen Kidd Mar. 9, 2017, 7:38am

Write-in candidates, including those in April's consolidated elections, have some unusual hurdles to clear in Illinois that make winning their races difficult, St. Clair County Clerk Thomas Holbrook said.

Man blames wife's death on exposure to asbestos fibers

Michael Abella Mar. 8, 2017, 3:32pm

BELLEVILLE — A widower is suing Armstrong Pumps Inc., Aurora Pump Co., Borg-Warner Morse Tec LLC, et al, asbestos containing product manufacturers, alleging insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and death.