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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.

‘Super poll watcher’ will have access to ballot counting, resolving suit against MC Clerk

By Brian Brueggemann | Nov 5, 2018

Republicans will have a “super poll watcher” monitoring the election Tuesday, under terms of an agreement reached in a lawsuit that accused the Madison County clerk’s office of conducting closed-door vote tabulations in a previous election.

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