As former Illinois state senator Kyle McCarter prepares to assume the role as U.S. ambassador to Kenya, terrorist threats in the eastern African nation remain heightened three weeks after a deadly attack at a Nairobi hotel and office complex.
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Residency of newly appointed Madison County associate judge - asbestos attorney Julian - is questioned
At the time attorney John Barry Julian would have submitted his application for Madison County associate judge, he was not a registered voter in the Third Judicial Circuit.
The newest associate judges who will serve at St. Clair County Circuit Court are Stacy Campbell, 37, of O'Fallon; Patrick R. Foley, 44, of Belleville and Kevin T. Hoerner, 56, of Belleville.
Asbestos attorney Julian applies for Madison Co. judgeship; Critic says enough with Dems crowding bench - try 'diversity of thought'
Twelve area attorneys have applied for the associate judge position that opened after Sarah Smith was elected circuit judge in Madison County in November, including the co-founder of what has become a national asbestos law firm.
New Year's Eve DUI arrest report indicates Wigginton's estranged wife placed call to Edwardsville police
A DUI arrest report of former U.S. Attorney Stephen Wigginton indicates that his estranged wife Kathleen contacted Edwardsville police to report he was "highly intoxicated" after striking her friend's vehicle in a Sonic restaurant parking lot at around 10 p.m. on Dec. 31.
Thirty local lawyers have applied for three associate judge positions that became open after the November election.
Former U.S. Attorney Stephen Wigginton will appear before a Madison County judge next month to face another driving under the influence charge.
WASHINGTON - While it isn't the first lawsuit filed over the federal government's recent ban on bump-stock devices, one initiated by Edwardsville attorneys at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims is the only chance, they say, owners have of getting compensated for the taking of their property.
The brother of a detainee who hung himself at the St. Clair County jail in May 2014 has been awarded $301,000 in damages in a wrongful death trial against Sheriff Rick Watson and the county that played out in federal court in Benton.
SPRINGFIELD - The career of soon-to-be retired State Sen. James Clayborne (D-East St. Louis) was celebrated last week by colleagues who praised his achievements over the past 23 years - namely his ability to bring home the bacon: millions more for schools via a reworked funding formula, money for rebuilding Wolf Branch and Belle Valley middle schools, remodeling East St. Louis High School and replacing an ancient Lebanon School District building.
Madison County government stays in Republican control; Democrats stays firmly in control in St. Clair County
Results of county board races in Madison and St. Clair was a tale of two counties on election night.
In the race for a seat being vacated by Circuit Judge Jan Fiss, Associate Judge Heinz Rudolf has won by a four-point margin.
Judges running for retention in the Twentieth Judicial Circuit have easily won retention - in spite of a well-organized effort to unseat Circuit Judge Zina Cruse.
Justice David Overstreet has easily won a permanent seat to the Fifth District Appellate Court.
Incumbent Rep. Monica Bristow (D-Alton) defeated Republican Mike Babcock by a margin of 50.5 to 49.5 percent for Illinois' 111th House District.
Voters in the Collinsville Area Recreation District appear to have given a resounding thumbs up to dissolve the financially strapped park district.
Three local Democrat House members seeking re-election next week are among the top beneficiaries of campaign cash raining down from House Speaker Mike Madigan, whose interests in recent weeks have been showered with greenbacks from the trial bar.
"Judges Behaving Badly" is a new category being used by the Illinois Civil Justice League (ICJL) to assess judges seeking retention in next week's general election.
Taxes. It's the number one reason Jason Madlock of Centreville seeks election as a Republican to the 114th House District in hopes of unseating incumbent LaToya Greenwood (D-East St. Louis).
A chief organizer in the effort to dissolve the financially distressed Collinsville Area Recreation District (CARD) in next Tuesday's election is calling on voters not to "sit this one out."