Budget constraints across the state's judicial system is blocking any move to replace a deceased judge of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit, according to its Chief Judge Andrew Gleeson.
Illinois Supreme Court News
It's an election year, and voters in St. Clair, Monroe, Perry, Randolph and Washington counties should consider what just happened in their courthouse in People v. Ronald Duebbert.
Gleeson says he won't return judge cleared of charges to bench, but says Duebbert can petition Supreme Court for return
St. Clair County Circuit Judge Ronald Duebbert will remain on administrative duties despite criminal charges against him being dropped last week.
EAST ST. LOUIS – Attorney Robert Clifford of Chicago plans to call Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Lloyd Karmeier as a hostile witness in a civil racketeering trial against State Farm in September.
BELLEVILLE – Lawyer Alex Enyart told a prosecutor that the accuser of Circuit Judge Ron Duebbert embellished his story, according to a text message filed in the case which is set for trial starting July 9.
Gibbons’ arms-length argument in raid of Prenzler administration fails to persuade, transcript shows
EDWARDSVILLE – Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons, who started an investigation into county board chairman Kurt Prenzler and created a task force for it, lost an argument that the investigation and the task force weren’t his.
Students attending law schools in southern Illinois and eastern Missouri are welcoming with some thrill the much anticipated decision by Illinois to adopt the uniform bar examination, according to law professors in two institutions on either side of the river.
SPRINGFIELD – Belleville attorney George Ripplinger was censured by the Illinois Supreme Court on May 24, about a year after appellate judges affirmed sanctions against him and client Vikki Henley of Metropolis.
Herndon grants plaintiffs’ move to put Hale discovery in public domain; State Farm calls it a media ploy to manufacture stories
EAST ST. LOUIS – Discovery documents in a $10 billion suit against State Farm belong in the public record, U.S. District Judge David Herndon ruled on June 11.
Nickel & Dime: eBay, online retailers warn SCOTUS could unleash lawsuit torrent vs sellers over taxes
Nickel & Dime: eBay, online retailers warn SCOTUS ruling could unleash torrent of lawsuits accusing sellers over taxes
The court’s ruling strengthens Illinois’ Freedom of Information Act, a crucial tool in holding government officials accountable.
Several local attorneys were sanctioned by the Illinois Supreme Court during the May term for engaging in professional misconduct, including failing to disclose a personal relationship, concealing evidence and improperly entering into a business transaction with clients.
EAST ST. LOUIS – Class action lawyers preparing for a $10 billion trial against State Farm want jurors to see 106 documents that the insurer has classified as confidential.
Charles Freeman, first African-American IL Sup Ct justice, retires; Appellate justice Neville appointed to replace
After nearly three decades on Illinois’ high court, Justice Charles Freeman, the first black justice to serve on the Illinois Supreme Court and a former chief justice of the court, has retired. Illinois First District Appellate Court P. Scott Neville has been appointed to serve the remainder of Freeman's term through 2020.
BELLEVILLE – Chief Judge Andrew Gleeson has appointed a Belleville News-Democrat reporter as media coordinator for the sexual abuse trial of Circuit Judge Ron Duebbert, starting July 9.
Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Lloyd A. Karmeier will administer the attorney's oath to approximately 74 new lawyers at 2 p.m. on Thursday at the Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville.
MOUNT VERNON — Illinois Supreme Court's chief justice will be among justices featured in a panel next month, according to a recent announcement.
Challenges ahead with transition to statewide court e-filing, especially with 'eye-popping' number of asbestos cases
Madison County's Circuit Clerk will not receive any additional funding in his budget to manage the challenge of abiding by an Illinois Supreme Court ruling that all counties must feed filings into a statewide system by July 1.
In the most recent judgment linked to the legacy of widespread contamination at and surrounding two industrial sites in St. Clair County, an appeals court has ruled in favor of a trucking company accused of contributing to the pollution, and against its insurer.
Madison County GOP chair calls for more political diversity on bench; Says it will help shed ‘judicial hellhole’ reputation
Madison County GOP chairman Jeremy Plank has called for the appointment of more Republicans at the Third Judicial Circuit to more closely reflect the county’s “political landscape” and to help shed its reputation as a “judicial hellhole.”