Eight days after a collision on West Main Street in Belleville injured two city police officers, Illinois State Police charged attorney Bruce N. Cook, 76, with failure to yield to an authorized emergency vehicle.
Collinsville councilwoman Cheryl Brombolich is suing political opponents saying they produced documents about her personal use of a city credit card while she served as city clerk and provided them to a newspaper reporter with the intention of intimidating her from taking office after she was elected last year.
Former O'Fallon Township High School Superintendent Russell Clover who earns $185,465 in retirement is among the highest paid beneficiaries of the Teachers Retirement System (TRS), according to the Taxpayers United of America (TUA).
It seems not only does federal freedom of speech provide protection by calling a chairman corrupt but as of 2011 so does Illinois law that may not forbid speakers from making "personal" comment. That includes boards and commissions and any other local bodies.
The Illinois State Board of Elections will meet next week to hear challenges to the candidacies of three sitting circuit judges who have chosen unusual paths toward keeping their positions. Twentieth Judicial Circuit Chief Judge John Baricevic and Circuit Judges Robert LeChien and Robert Haida submitted letters of resignation to Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Rita Garman both on Aug. 3 and Aug. 14, 2015, writing that they intended to seek election to their seats rather than to seek retenti
Hours before the Nov. 18 meeting in which the Madison County Board was to vote on Andy Economy’s removal as president of the Board of Commissioners of the Metro East Sanitary District, Economy resigned.
A public official is calling for an investigation of Andy Economy, Metro East Sanitary District’s president of the Board of Commissioners, to determine if his car repair business is improperly profiting from the sanitary district.
A local public official says it’s okay that his business is making money through insurance claims turned in by local government officials, because it’s insurance money, not out of the pockets of taxpayers.
Circuit judges John Baricevic, Robert Haida and Robert LeChien are vacating their seats and will not be running for retention in next year's election. They're not retiring, however. According to a report in the Belleville News Democrat, they plan to run for election instead. Baricevic has not returned a call placed on Wednesday.
Candidate for Madison County Treasurer Marleen Suarez has denied being involved “in any way” with former copper smelter Chemetco, one of the worst air and water polluters ever located in the heavily industrialized county.