Madison County voters are in the crossfire for one of the highest profile judicial races in recent history. Democrat Gordon Maag and Republican Lloyd Karmeier are battling for the right to represent 37 Southern Illinois counties on the state Supreme Court.
Republican Representative Charlie Norwood (pictured, center) has represented northeast Georgia since 1995. Washington, D.C.--In a letter released today, U.S. Representative Charlie Norwood (R-Georgia) has asked U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft to investigate what he calls 'disturbing reports' about the Madison County Circuit Court.
Madison County has drawn plenty of criticism for its willingness to accept lawsuits that have been rejected in other jurisdictions. Last week that criticism took a step beyond the rhetorical when a Georgia congressman asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate Madison County’s legal system.
As I journey around southern Illinois, I hear various concerns from the people.
However there is one common fear and complaint that resonates with the people regardless of where they are located, and that is the loss of doctors.