Filling a judicial vacancy that was created upon the death of St. Clair County circuit judge Robert LeChien nearly two months ago remains in limbo as two authorities maintain different positions on how the process works for filling it.
Twentieth Judicial Circuit of Illinois News
St. Clair County Circuit Judge Ronald Duebbert said he escaped more serious injury riding on his full size cruising motorcycle earlier this week because "God was my passenger who clearly wanted me to go back to work."
There's never a dull moment in St. Clair County, what with judges and other public servants always finding new ways to entertain us with their disturbing antics.
Candidates lining up to fill circuit judge vacancies in next year's general election include three sitting associate judges who will seek nomination as Democrats in the Twentieth Judicial Circuit - Heinz Rudolf, John O'Gara and Chris Kolker.
EAST ST. LOUIS – Belleville lawyer Brian Flynn swore as lead plaintiff against Chrysler that he suffered damages from a dangerous defect in his Jeep, yet testified that he kept driving it and took parents, girlfriend, and others along without warning them.
St. Clair County Chief Judge Andrew Gleeson has ordered the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate allegations of sexual misconduct involving an unnamed circuit judge in the Twentieth Judicial Circuit.
In an era of big turnover expected in state government, voters in the Twentieth Judicial Circuit will also have ample decisions to make next year with three open seat races and likely three retention questions.
Fifth District Appellate Court Justice Richard Goldenhersh will not seek another 10-year term when his current one expires at the end of next year.
St. Clair County Circuit Judge Robert P. LeChien, 65, has died, according to courthouse officials.
Witnesses to the murder of Carl Silas, who at first accused David Fields of shooting him, shifted the blame to a stranger four hours later, according to reports of St. Clair County sheriff’s deputies.
Seven months after the arrest of murder suspect David Fields, court proceedings still haven’t started.
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.
BELLEVILLE – Some felony suspects have to go to jail, but felony suspect Ruth Hamilton Dean gets to go to the Bahamas.
Attorney Thomas Ysursa, who defends St. Clair County in jail suits and other civil actions, faces a suit claiming his car rammed the rear of another while a mobile device distracted him.
GREENWOOD, Miss. – Six months after the murder of Carl Silas in Belleville, his mother wants to know who murdered him and why.
MT. VERNON — An appeal stemming from a trial court decision regarding an ex-husband's motion to have two pieces of property owned by his former spouse declared marital property has been denied.
The state Supreme Court has disbarred porn hacking litigator John Steele, striking his name from the roll of licensed attorneys in Illinois.
Kelley finds client of former chief judge not guilty of corruption; Handled major civil cases under Baricevic tenure
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.
The Fifth District Appellate Court has ruled that St. Clair County Circuit Judge Stephen McGlynn erred when he made a Belleville woman the guardian of her 6-year-old granddaughter whose father allegedly has drug and mental health problems.
St. Clair County associate judge Randall Kelley has denied reconsideration of his judgment finding Brad Van Hoose of Belleville guilty of misdemeanor assault.