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No exit strategy from Illinois budget standoff

The Madison County Record Apr. 14, 2016, 7:28am

Taxpayers must be vigilant in holding members of the Illinois General Assembly accountable, especially at this unprecedented time without a state budget and as we approach the new fiscal year. Now is the time that legislators could propose the most dangerous solutions to the state’s financial crises, including hiking the state income tax or imposing a new, devastating income tax on retirement benefits.

Jurisdiction must be settled before showdown between Rauner and unions can begin; Unfunded pension liability at $111 billion, governor says

The Madison County Record Apr. 9, 2015, 1:13pm


Motion to dismiss to be heard on June 12 in fracking lawsuit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Mar. 24, 2015, 3:41pm


St. Clair County Democrats pay ESL election workers about four times more than others

The Madison County Record Jan. 22, 2015, 9:09am

Congressman Mike Bost and wife Tracy.

New laws affecting civil justice system prompt reaction

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jan. 8, 2015, 12:39pm


Fracking defendants say rules already effective, urge court to dismiss 'moot' arguments

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jan. 8, 2015, 7:48am


Madison County remains one of nation’s worst 'Judicial Hellholes'

Travis Akin Dec. 23, 2014, 3:07pm


Should old Pat Quinn then be forgot and never brought to mind?

The Madison County Record Dec. 23, 2014, 2:51pm

Ho ho ho! Outgoing Gov. Quinn has the last laugh, or so he thinks.

Prosecutor's contributions show strong preference for Democratic candidates and causes

The Madison County Record Oct. 29, 2014, 5:00pm

In Madison and St. Clair counties, confidence in the local governmental and judicial systems was tested like never before when in the last year and a half a county treasurer was brought to justice on corruption charges and an elected state court judge was jailed on heroin charges.

Vote for Rauner and Schrimpf

The Madison County Record Oct. 16, 2014, 9:24am

To the Editor:

Thanks to heroes you don’t know Illinois became a bit more civilized

Dan Proft Jul. 1, 2014, 6:54am


Rauner, Dillard good choices for Governor

The Madison County Record Mar. 6, 2014, 8:54am

To the Editor:

The Death of Work and Education in Illinois

Dan Proft Jan. 17, 2014, 7:11am


Key to real pension reform is HB3303

The Madison County Record Jun. 26, 2013, 7:48pm

To the Editor:

Appellate court upholds life sentence in '94 Belleville murder

Steve Korris Mar. 11, 2011, 2:24am

Baricevic MOUNT VERNON – St. Clair County Chief Judge John Baricevic harbored no prejudice when he sentenced Bobby Williams to life in prison for killing store clerk Sharon Bushong, Fifth District appeals judges decided on March 8.

Defending Paula Sims

The Madison County Record Nov. 28, 2010, 2:52am

To the Editor:

Fees on city petitions are unconstitutional

The Madison County Record Aug. 1, 2010, 3:14am

To the Editor:

Haine's floodplain bill is 'mind-boggling'

The Madison County Record Mar. 21, 2010, 7:32am

To the editor:

Injunction over state employee pay moved to federal court

Amelia Flood Jul. 15, 2009, 10:52am

Illinois Human Services case worker Barb Reardon didn't want to talk politics when it came to her union's request to force the state to pay her and tens of thousands of state workers Wednesday.

If taxpayers finance judicial campaigns, let's remove political parties

Ed Murnane Apr. 5, 2009, 2:49am

At long last, one of the spotlights in Springfield has been shining on the issue of judicial selection – specifically how we select judges in Illinois and finance their campaigns.