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Proper controls needed for contingency fee-based litigation

The Madison County Record Nov. 7, 2017, 11:15am

As we confront the toll that opioid addiction has had on the public health and safety of our community, what should we expect from our elected officials in their handling of this high stakes problem?

Gibbons says ICJL's outreach on contingency fees for outside opioid litigators is 'propaganda'

Ann Maher Oct. 30, 2017, 4:17pm

Madison County State's Attorney Tom Gibbons issued a sharp rebuke to the Illinois Civil Justice League (ICJL), calling the group's statements last week on contingency fee contracts for lawyers pursuing opioid litigation a "propaganda campaign."

ICJL urges Madison County to reject contingency fee arrangements with outside opioid litigators

Ann Maher Oct. 25, 2017, 12:53pm

The Illinois Civil Justice League (ICJL) is urging Madison County officials to reject the use of contingency fee arrangements with outside counsel if the county decides to join other local governments in pursuing opioid-related litigation.

Gibbons: Still undecided if Madison County will join in opioid litigation

Glenn Minnis Oct. 2, 2017, 1:38pm

EDWARDSVILLE – Tom Gibbons said his Madison County State’s Attorney’s office is still deciding if it will become involved in litigation that dozens of local governments across the country are taking up in what he calls the “fight of a generation.”

Former prosecutor in age discrimination case seeks to withdraw confession, and lawsuit

Ann Maher Sep. 18, 2017, 2:45pm

Former Madison County prosecutor Julia Matoesian seeks to withdraw a confession her former attorney entered on her behalf in an age discrimination suit she also seeks to withdraw against State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons and the county.

Madison County prosecutor Rachelle Aud Crowe announces candidacy for State Senate

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 23, 2017, 10:17am

Madison County prosecutor Rachelle Aud Crowe announced her candidacy in the Democratic Primary for Illinois’ 56th Senate District on Wednesday.

Softball tournament supporting Collisville officer with cancer scheduled for tomorrow

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 4, 2017, 3:12pm

The Madison County Democrats have partnered with law enforcement for the first time to arrange a softball tournament fundraiser for Collinsville officer Chris Warren following his cancer diagnosis.

Three strikes and SAFE is out!

The Madison County Record Jul. 18, 2017, 12:23pm

If law enforcement officials don't have to obey a law, why would anyone else?

Illinois Supreme Court says State's Attorneys cannot make traffic stops absent police investigations; Concludes SAFE units are unauthorized

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jul. 3, 2017, 2:33pm

The Illinois Supreme Court affirmed the Third District Appellate Court’s decision that the La Salle County State’s Attorney’s Felony Enforcement (SAFE) unit does not have the authority to conduct traffic stops and make arrests as part of its independent drug investigations. 

GOP candidate for MC State's Attorney prioritizes crime deterrence

Taryn Phaneuf Jun. 28, 2016, 3:01pm

“The state’s attorney job is not to have a high conviction rate," said Republican candidate for Madison County State's Attorney, Ron Williams. "That’s not the right metric to use. The state’s attorney should be deterring crime.”

Hightower and Smith elected by circuit judges to fill two of five vacancies

The Madison County Record Aug. 25, 2015, 3:05pm

Third Judicial Circuit judges have voted to select Jennifer L. Hightower and Sarah D. Smith as associate judges, according to an announcement from the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts.

Prosecutors failed to act on behalf of cheated property owners

The Madison County Record Aug. 25, 2015, 11:37am

Years after U.S. Attorney Steve Wigginton put disgraced Madison County Treasurer and his co conspirators behind bars in a tax rigging scheme, defrauded homeowners have yet to receive one penny of restitution.

Associate judge candidate is Army JAG and combat veteran

Ann Maher Aug. 25, 2015, 6:52am

One of the 11 candidates being considered for five vacancies on the Third Judicial Circuit is uniquely qualified to serve as judge. But some of the qualities that make Sarah D. Smith, 39, stand out among the field are ones she does not want trumpeted in a way that makes her come across as boastful.

Schroeder picked as next associate judge in Madison County

Ann Maher Feb. 8, 2013, 5:28pm

Assistant Madison County State's Attorney Neil T. Schroeder has been selected by Third Judicial Circuit judges to serve as the next associate judge.

Voters elect Gibbons Madison County state's attorney

Bethany Krajelis Nov. 6, 2012, 10:06pm

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Sholar challenges Gibbons to debate

The Madison County Record Sep. 4, 2012, 11:54am

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Sholar demands inclusion in Labor Day parades

The Madison County Record Aug. 6, 2012, 9:53am

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Flack sworn in as associate judge in Madison County

Christina Stueve May 31, 2012, 11:19am

Flack Donald M. Flack was sworn in to office as Madison County Associate Judge on May 25.

Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber hosts meet and greet; Judges and other officials slated to attend

The Madison County Record Sep. 9, 2011, 10:20am

The Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce is hosting a meet and greet event featuring state and local public officials from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19 at the Edwardsville Gun Club, located at 4104 Staunton Rd. in Edwardsville.

Kyle Napp appointed to Mallott vacancy

Steve Gonzalez Jul. 5, 2007, 9:00am

Kyle Napp has been elected by the circuit judges of the Third Judicial Circuit to fill the vacancy of retiring Associate Judge Lewis Mallott.