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Plea bargan for man accused of attacking board chairman results in felonies dropped; Prenzler calls deal 'outrageous'

By Brian Brueggemann | Jun 21, 2019

A man who was accused of attacking Madison County Board Chairman Kurt Prenzler at a church fundraiser has pleaded guilty to a low-level misdemeanor as part of a plea deal that resulted in felony charges being dropped.

Attorney impersonator working as Madison County public defender charged with felonies

By Brian Brueggemann | May 30, 2019

Prosecutors on Thursday filed felony charges against a woman accused of working as an attorney in the Madison County Public Defender’s office, despite not having a law license.

Lawyer says County Board member accused of placing GPS on highway worker's truck is fiscal hawk who 'ruffled some feathers'

By Brian Brueggemann | May 3, 2019

CARLYLE -- A Clinton County Board member put a GPS device on a county employee’s vehicle to track the worker’s movements, according to criminal charges filed against the board member.

Lewis & Clark has paid $4.6 million to consulting firm that employs college president Dale Chapman's son

By Brian Brueggemann | Apr 29, 2019

A Washington, D.C.-based consulting firm that has a $500,000-per-year, no-bid contract with Lewis & Clark Community College employs a son of the college’s president, Dale Chapman.

Glove fragments found in bed of Edwardsville couple who were fatally stabbed

By Brian Brueggemann | Apr 25, 2019

Parts of a rubber glove or gloves were found on the bed and on the bedroom floor of an Edwardsville couple who were stabbed to death in March, according to Madison County prosecutors.

Police find $727,000 in 60-year-old's car in Madison County; He says they can keep it

By Brian Brueggemann | Apr 22, 2019

A state trooper found $727,000 in cash in a 60-year-old man’s vehicle in Madison County, and prosecutors are seeking forfeiture of the cash.

Handling of Smollett case leaves local criminal attorneys baffled; Law prof: 'Nothing about this feels normal to me'

By Brian Brueggemann | Mar 28, 2019

For a University of Illinois law professor and local attorneys who have decades of experience in criminal court, the dismissal of charges against actor Jussie Smollett leaves a lot of unanswered questions.

Man charged with attacking Prenzler gets third attorney, new trial date and new lesser charge

By Brian Brueggemann | Mar 14, 2019

The trial for an Edwardsville man accused of attacking Madison County Board Chairman Kurt Prenzler recently was pushed back because the defendant hired a new attorney, his third in the case.

Two local lawmakers want to create new government agency for development

By Brian Brueggemann | Mar 7, 2019

Metro East Development Authority could borrow money, issue bonds for 'more just economic and social environment'

Lawmaker's bill aimed at stopping gun-rights sanctuary counties

By Brian Brueggemann | Feb 20, 2019

Critic says Illinois politicians want to 'disarm the public'

Former federal magistrate Williams joins Belleville law firm

By Brian Brueggemann | Feb 19, 2019

Also served as federal public defender - Gary Peel was former client.

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