Former St. Clair County chief judge John Baricevic has returned to the courthouse representing dead debtors in mortgage foreclosures.
Twentieth Judicial Circuit of Illinois News
Van Hoose found guilty of misdemeanor in Caseyville mayor death threat case; Kelley: ‘Can’t we all just get along?’
BELLEVILLE – St. Clair County Associate Judge Randall Kelley found Brad Van Hoose of Belleville guilty of misdemeanor assault for threatening Caseyville Mayor Leonard Black, after ruling that Van Hoose’s conduct did not constitute a felony.
A review of St. Clair County cases handled by special prosecutor David Rands shows that he has bargained charges of driving under the influence down to trivial traffic tickets.
St. Clair County Democrat party chairman Robert Sprague has won three straight ballot battles as counsel for candidates at the courthouse.
A constant critic of Caseyville Mayor Leonard Black will stand trial for threatening a public official beginning Friday, Feb. 17 before St. Clair County Associate Judge Randall Kelley.
Washington Park mayor claims removal from electoral board motivated by desire to control April election
Washington Park Mayor Ann Rodgers claims St. Clair County Circuit Judge Robert Haida and county Democrat chairman Robert Sprague kicked her off the village’s electoral board in order to control the April 4 election.
Among 39 St. Clair County search warrants that changed from confidential to public record between Dec. 20 and Jan. 17, two that pertained to Circuit Judge Ron Duebbert changed the quickest. And on the day a court clerk stamped those two as open records on Jan. 12, the contents of Duebbert’s warrants were the subject of a local news article at 5:25 p.m.
David E. Fields, 20, was charged on Tuesday with the first degree murder of Carl Z. Silas, 28, which occurred at a Belleville apartment on Dec. 30.
St. Clair County voters approved circuit judge Robert LeChien in November, but litigants continue seeking to replace him.
St. Clair County Court has a new chief judge: Andrew Gleeson has replaced John Baricevic.
MINNEAPOLIS – Paul Hansmeier and John Steele, who face criminal charges that they fooled judges into helping them extort $6 million from pornography watchers, found favor in the court of St. Clair County Circuit Judge Andrew Gleeson.
Following his defeat of incumbent Democrat chief judge John Baricevic last month, newly elected Republican Circuit Judge Ronald Duebbert is off to a rough start.
On Dec. 7, Gov. Bruce Rauner petitioned the Fifth District appellate court for interlocutory review of LeChien’s jurisdiction over labor negotiations. Rauner counsel Thomas Bradley wrote, “There is no provision in the Labor Act that gives the circuit courts general jurisdiction over public sector labor disputes.”
St. Clair County Circuit Judge Andrew Gleeson was elected chief judge of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit last week, succeeding the outgoing Circuit Judge John Baricevic.
MOUNT VERNON – St. Clair County Associate Judge Zina Cruse should have told jurors that a person in the process of aiding and abetting a crime can withdraw from the crime, Fifth District appellate judges ruled on Nov. 28.
Ronald Duebbert was sworn in as circuit judge Monday afternoon by fellow circuit judge Stephen McGlynn.
“I lost,” Baricevic told the Record. “I’ve had a great career. I’ve earned the respect of my peers. I’ve earned the respect of citizens. I’ve had a good career.”
Republican Ron Duebbert has been elected circuit judge in the Twentieth Judicial Circuit, defeating Democrat incumbent, Chief Judge John Baricevic.
Chris Keel of State Park continues to mourn the loss of her 20-year-old daughter Jennifer Herling more than four years ago in September 2012.