The Illinois State Board of Elections ruled Thursday that Republican candidate for St. Clair County circuit judge "B. Marshall Hilmes" will be allowed to remain on the ballot at the March 20 primary election.
Twentieth Judicial Circuit of Illinois News
Kolker affirmed in cases paving the way for class actions; One plaintiff firm is campaign contributor
MOUNT VERNON – Fifth District appellate judges have affirmed two orders of 20th Circuit Associate Judge Christopher Kolker, paving the way for attorneys David Cates and John Driscoll to start class actions.
Trial for suspect David Fields, accused in the Dec. 30, 2016 murder of Carl Silas, could take place this spring.
St. Clair County Associate Judge Chris Kolker has ruled that Gov. Bruce Rauner's executive order prohibiting the collection of union dues from non-union state workers violates collective bargaining agreements.
What differentiates your services from another firm? If a prospective client wants you to do a basic legal transaction, are you really different from the other firms in town? Or, if that person is looking to, let’s say, incorporate a business, is he or she going to choose you because your firm has a higher profile than the next? But are your services fundamentally different from the next guy’s, really? Probably not much.
St. Clair County Associate Judge Chris Kolker announced that a family tradition of donating money to charities rather than exchanging gifts continued this year.
If it's true that American voters get the government they deserve, then the roughly two thousand residents of Alorton in St. Clair County must be truly deplorable. Or, they're extremely tolerant and forgiving.
BELLEVILLE – When state police charged Alorton mayor Jo Ann Reed with felony misconduct last week, she lost a trial date on a prior charge and may lose her lawyers.
Four years ago, in the course of a single year, Katherine O’Malley, daughter of former St. Clair County Circuit Judge Michael O’Malley, was charged with felony drug possession, shoplifting, and 14 traffic violations, but fined only $1,000 after pleading guilty to shoplifting, improper lane usage, and a seatbelt violation.
BELLEVILLE – On the date of a hearing for murder suspect David Fields, St. Clair County Circuit Judge Robert Haida canceled the hearing.
An O’Fallon attorney running for a circuit court vacancy in the Twentieth Judicial Circuit said in an announcement of his candidacy that he will be “an independent voice focused solely on the cases, ruling only on the law and facts.”
With the candidate filing period for the spring primary having closed on Monday, results indicate that the entire slate of circuit court vacancies in Madison and St. Clair counties will see contests in the November general election.
BELLEVILLE - St. Clair County Circuit Judge Ronald Duebbert pleaded not guilty of sexual abuse and other charges earlier today.
SPRINGFIELD – Seeking justice for St. Clair County Circuit Judge Ron Duebbert means seeking it all over Southern Illinois.
A judge from the Fourth Judicial Circuit will preside in the state's case against St. Clair County Circuit Judge Ronald Duebbert, according to an order signed by Chief Justice Lloyd Karmeier on Nov. 7.
BELLEVILLE – Prosecutors who failed for a year to build a case that St. Clair County Circuit Judge Ron Duebbert obstructed justice in a murder investigation now charge that he committed four crimes last year in a different case.
Attorney Katherine Ruocco of Swansea is seeking the Republican nomination for a judicial vacancy being created by St. Clair County Circuit Judge Jan Fiss, who is retiring next year.
BELLEVILLE – Three farmers more than 80 years old have joined a St. Clair County suit claiming weed killer paraquat caused them to develop Parkinson’s disease.
Woman alleges former Mt. Vernon police officer sexually assaulted her; Lawsuit filed by Marissa attorney seeking candidacy for circuit court
EAST ST. LOUIS – A woman is suing the City of Mt. Vernon and a former police officer after the officer allegedly abused his authority and sexually assaulted her while on duty.
BELLEVILLE – Carlos Rodriguez of Belleville, who swore while on probation for fleeing police that St. Clair County Circuit Judge Ron Duebbert sexually battered him when in private practice, had signed a different affidavit 12 days earlier.