About Us

OUR GOAL at The Madison County Record is to cover Madison County’s legal system in a way that enables you, our readers, to make the public business your business.

It’s an understatement to say that Madison County’s courts have become a lightning rod for the national press. We shouldn’t be surprised by the attention, as companies from all across the United States have been forced to defend their actions here, in our small town, unassuming Edwardsville courthouse.

Whether one agrees or disagrees with the happenings at 157 North Main Street, no one should believe that what happens here is the norm.

Madison County’s Courts are anything but average. A welcome mat to class action filings and lottery-like awards have helped create a “judicial hellhole” reputation.

Not to suggest that normal always means good. In many cases throughout American history the norm has meant the wrong course. The country’s greatest leaders have often been maligned for deviance long before receiving credit for courage and vision.

Many accomplished local plaintiffs’ attorneys and erstwhile activists would argue that, in fact, they are the great leaders of their time, holding that Madison County has it right and everyone else has it wrong.

On the flipside, many who drive this country’s economic engine–small businessmen, medical professionals and corporate executives argue the opposite. They hold that plaintiffs’ attorneys use frivolous lawsuits to game the system and pillage private property. If every county were like this one, they say, America would be out of business.

At The Record we hope to provide an objective view of the playing field as well as an active forum for both sides of the argument so that all of us can decide for ourselves.

To that end, we need your help. If you have an opinion, please let us hear it. Don’t hesitate to send us your story ideas, press releases, letters-to-the-editor, or guest columns. We will print them.


– Founding publisher Brian Timpone, Aug. 31, 2004

The Record is owned by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform.

We shall make every effort to be fair and impartial. We shall also do our best to exclude any personal or political bias we have on our news pages. If you feel that we have been unfair please write us at editor@madisonrecord.net.

We’ll publish our print edition weekly–every Friday–and daily to our Web site at madisonrecord.com


Legal Notices for Publication

The Record, a weekly legal journal covering the Madison and St. Clair County Civil Courts, is now accepting legal notices for publication. We would like to be considered your source for publishing legal notices. Our rates are competitive; our readership is avid.

The Record, a newspaper of general circulation, is eligible to carry legal notices pursuant to the Illinois Newspaper Legal Notice Act and the Illinois Notice by Publication Act.

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  • 200+ distribution sites in Madison, St. Clair, and St. Louis Counties You may email notices to recordofficemanager@gmail.com and request to be billed.Contact us at 618-216-6409 or 618-604-8688
Our staff is eager to assist!


Print Dropoff Locations

Visit anyone of our dropoff locations to pick up your weekly edition.

Walgreen's  - 102 W. Vandalia St., Edwardsville, IL 62025

Edwardsville  - Library 112 S. Kansas St., Edwardsville, IL 62025

CVS  - 126 S. Buchanan, Edwardsville, IL 62025

Edwardsville - Post Office 132 N. Kansas St., Edwardsville, IL 62025

Madison County Court House (Public Sq.) - 155 N. Main St., Edwardsville, IL 62025

Madison County Court House (Cafeteria) - 155 N. Main St., Edwardsville, IL 62025

Laurie's Place - 228 N. Main St., Edwardsville, IL 62025

Edwardsville Frozen Foods 246 N Main St., Edwardsville, IL 62025

Abbie's Laundry - Main St., Edwardsville, IL 62025

Madison County Record - 301 N. Main St., Edwardsville, IL 62025

Sacred Grounds Café - 233 N. Main St., Edwardsville, IL 62025

Bigelo's Bistro - 140 N. Main St., Edwardsville, IL 62025

Big Daddy's - 132 N. Main St., Edwardsville, IL 62025

Donut Palace - 443 S. Buchanan, Edwardsville, IL 62025

Clean Connection - 445 S. Buchanan, Edwardsville, IL 62025

Sudz Wash - 1520 Troy Rd., Edwardsville, IL 62025

Cassen's Automotive - 3333 S. Highway 159, Glen Carbon, IL 62034

Our Health Club Spa - 4 Cougar Dr., Glen Carbon, IL 62034

US Bank - 3601 S. State Rt. 159, Glen Carbon, IL 62034

Walgreen's - 2 Cottonwood Rd., Glen Carbon, IL 62034

Office Max - 220 Junction Dr., Glen Carbon, IL 62034

Goodwill Retail Shop - 210 Junction Dr., Glen Carbon, IL 62034

Country Hearth Suites - 1013 Plummer Dr., Edwardsville, IL 62025

SIUE - Student Center University Center - Edwardsville, IL 62025

Nori Sushi Grill - 1025 Century Dr., Edwardsville, IL 62025

Centennial Library - 198 S. Main St., Glen Carbon, IL 62034

Walgreen's - 6607 State Rt. 162, Maryville, IL 62062

Red Apple - 2625 N. Center St., Maryville, IL 62062

Maryville Pharmacy - 2700 N. Center St., Maryville, IL 62062

Maryville Library - 8 Schiber Ct., Maryville, IL 62062

Walgreen's - 640 Edwardsville Rd., Troy, IL 62294

Circle K - 536 Edwardsville Rd., Troy, IL 62294

Tri-Township Public Library - 209 S. Main St., Troy, IL 62294

Phillips 66 - 4-0 Quick Shop - 804 S. Main St., Troy, IL 62294

Circle K - 2295 Vandalia St., Collinsville, IL 62234

CVS - 1800 Vandalia St., Collinsville, IL 62234

Swing City Music - 1811 Vandalia St., Collinsville, IL 62234

Apple Cleaners - 1099-I Belt Line Rd., Collinsville, IL 62234

New China - 1009-G Belt Line Rd., Collinsville, IL 62234

Hampton Inn - 7 Commerce Dr., Collinsville, IL 62234

Zapata's Mexican Restaurant - 8 Eastport Plaza Dr., Collinsville, IL 62234

Double Tree Inn - 1000 Eastport Plaza Dr., Collinsville, IL 62234

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