Illinois State Police News

Madison County officials differ sharply on election cyber security in wake of '16 Russian hacking

By John Breslin | Oct 19, 2018

A "white hat" hacking test of Madison County's computer systems is causing confusion and sharply differing positions over the involvement of the county clerk's office - which handles elections.

Alorton Mayor Reed arrested again on felony charges over Sept. 15 use of police car

By Record News | Sep 29, 2018

Alorton Mayor Jo Ann Reed was arrested Friday on charges stemming from her alleged use of a police car with its spotlight and red and blue lights activated eastbound on I-64 near Highway 157 on Sept. 15.

Fifth District affirms dismissal of FOID card case

By Karen Kidd | Aug 30, 2018

MT VERNON, Ill. (Madison - St. Clair Record) — An Illinois appeals court has affirmed dismissal of a complaint by three would-be gun owners who allegedly did not receive firearm owner's identification cards from the Illinois State Police within 30 days of their applications.

Verdict in age discrimination lawsuit against Illinois State Police upheld

By Asia Mayfield | Aug 29, 2018

Illinois State Police will not receive a new trial in an age discrimination case brought by former employees, a federal judge ruled.

In Fields’ pre-trial hearing, prosecutor concedes Silas not killed by shotgun; and Judge Duebbert not relevant to case

By Record News | Jun 26, 2018

BELLEVILLE – Police didn’t test bullets in the murder of Carl Silas, prosecutor Charles Colburn conceded a month before the trial of suspect David Fields.

Visiting judge finds conflict of interest exists in MC raid case; Notes ease of indictment in 'ham sandwich' remark

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jun 12, 2018

Visiting Associate Judge Jerry Crisel of the Second Judicial Circuit concluded that a conflict of interest does exist in regards to a raid at the county administration building five months ago.

Madison County IT department searched; Under 'same umbrella' of January raids

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 14, 2018

Four months after several Madison County offices were raided by a multi-jurisdiction task force, another search warrant was executed Monday in the IT department, according to a Madison County official.

Gibbons maintains he's not conflicted in raid investigation; Petitioners press for independence at hearing

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 11, 2018

At a hearing to determine whether a conflict of interest exists in regards to a raid at the county administration building four months ago, Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons said the claim is premature and he would appoint civil counsel for county officials in the event of an indictment.

Truck driver charged following fatal multi-vehicle crash on I-55

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Apr 18, 2018

Truck driver Mohamed Y. Jama has been charged with reckless homicide and aggravated reckless driving following a fatal eight-vehicle collision on I-55 in November.

Developing: State police raid offices at Madison County administration building

By Ann Maher and Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 10, 2018

Public corruption task force officers of the Illinois State Police have raided offices at the Madison County Administration building, according to an official who works in the building.

Officials respond to summary judgment request in FOID card class action

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Dec 21, 2017

State officials sued in a class action over an extra $1 FOID card fee argue that summary judgment is not proper because Illinois citizens cannot collect from the state a $1 processing fee for firearm owner identification cards that was voluntarily paid to a third-party vendor.

O'Fallon attorney opens probate cases for sisters killed in I-55 crash

By Ann Maher | Nov 30, 2017

O'Fallon attorney Robert Marcus has filed documents at Madison County Circuit Court to represent the estates of sisters who were tragically killed on southbound I-55 near Hamel after their vehicle was struck by a tractor trailer at around 6:15 p.m. on Nov. 21.

Marissa attorney announces candidacy for circuit court on GOP ticket

By Ann Maher | Oct 24, 2017

Attorney Marshall Hilmes of Marissa is seeking election as circuit judge in the Twentieth Judicial Circuit for the seat being vacated next year by Circuit Judge Jan Fiss, who is retiring.

Mother and girlfriend of suspect fatally shot while fleeing police dispute official account

By Record News | Aug 8, 2017

CAHOKIA – Mildred Moellman of Missouri, whose life allegedly depended on a police officer fatally shooting her friend Jason Stringer at Cahokia’s Wal-Mart last Nov. 28, says it didn’t happen that way.

Edgar County Watchdogs file suit in connection with Mautino investigation

By Jon Campisi | Aug 1, 2017

It’s been nearly a year-and-a-half since an Illinois good government group raised eyebrows over questionable campaign spending by the state’s auditor general, and now the organization is suing over Auditor General Frank Mautino’s failure to respond to records requests.

Should shooter have been allowed to retain FOID card?

By Ann Maher | Jun 20, 2017

The gunned down shooter from Belleville who on Wednesday brought the country to its knees possessed a valid Firearms Owner Identification (FOID) card, authorities say.

Illinois Supreme Court approves new rule mandating jury trials in certain cases under mental health code

By Shanice Harris | May 12, 2017

SPRINGFIELD — Chief Justice Lloyd Karmeier and the Illinois Supreme Court announced last month the approval of Supreme Court Rule 293. The new rule requires that all trial courts commence a jury trial if requested by a respondent in an involuntary admission proceeding.

Cahokia nursing center sued over woman's 2015 death

By Karen Kidd | May 2, 2017

BELLEVILLE – A Cahokia woman is suing a local nursing center for more than $250,000 over the 2015 death of her aunt who she claims died in extreme pain as the result of medical negligence.

Fifth District reverses one of its own in challenge to FOID card licensing statutes

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Apr 25, 2017

The Fifth District Appellate Court reversed Appellate Judge John Barberis’ Jr.’s ruling as a circuit judge in Madison County granting dismissal in a man’s lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of two state firearm licensing statutes.

Illinois appellate court upholds murder conviction appeal, which argued ineffectual defense for agreeing to DNA testing delay

By Sara McCleary | Mar 26, 2017

The Fifth District Appellate Court has upheld the convictions and sentences of a man found guilty of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder in St. Clair County Circuit Judge Robert Haida's court. 

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