Agencies that provide social services to the state can’t claim the same right of payment as state employees in the absence of appropriations, St. Clair County Circuit Judge Robert LeChien ruled on July 17.
When St. Clair County Associate Judge Randall Kelley cleared Board of Review member Michael Crockett of corruption charges last week, he cleared the client of a former chief judge who greatly increased his judicial power.
An attorney who claims to have witnessed a courthouse employee celebrating troubles that embattled Circuit Judge Ron Duebbert would face in the days ahead says she wishes she had never seen and heard what she did on the night of Friday, Dec. 30, 2016.
St. Clair County’s suit alleging that pill makers addicted Illinois citizens to opioids for profit provides an answer to a Chicago judge who asked lawyers where the claim would go if it failed in his court.
MINNEAPOLIS – John Steele, who shared in a $6 million gain from representing sham entities in courts including St. Clair County, pleaded guilty of mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering in U.S. district court on March 6.
St. Clair County Circuit Judge Robert LeChien, overseeing the state’s payroll in the absence of a budget, ordered Gov. Bruce Rauner to pay 578 employees from revolving funds rather than the general fund.