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Judge will decide by Wednesday whether county board member Dalton will stay on ballot

Madison County Circuit Judge Dave Dugan is expected to rule by tomorrow whether petitions of Democrat County Board member Elizabeth Dalton will withstand electoral challenge from a Republican constituent.

Madison County's judiciary chair wants to prevent opioid litigation from resembling asbestos docket

Madison County Board member Mike Walters came out forcefully against modeling potential opioid litigation after the type of lawsuits the county is most well known for, saying the asbestos docket has been a "terrible drain" in terms of businesses that either want to leave or not locate here at all.

Proper controls needed for contingency fee-based litigation

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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


Sholar challenges Gibbons to debate

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Sholar demands inclusion in Labor Day parades

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Flack sworn in as associate judge in Madison County

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