Career politicians like to talk about “sustainability,” which is really just a pretext for government officials interfering in the affairs of average citizens and presuming to tell us how to live our daily lives: what kind of cars we should drive, how high or low we should set the thermostats in our homes, whether we should barbecue in our own backyards or not, and on and on. It seems like nothing we do is too insignificant for them to criticize, tax, and regulate.
Madison County Board News
As counties, municipalities, Native American tribes, now even the White House, pile on with lawsuits filed against the producers of opioids, Madison County continues to debate whether to get involved.
Americans are not weak, you are not weak, but if we allow weak political leaders to make decisions for us, we are complicit in where we are being led...where our children are being led.
Democrat lawmakers pushed a bill through Springfield last week that will reshape a local government board under Republican control.
EDWARDSVILLE – Madison County's jail renovation project moved forward May 16 with the approval of a $14 million upgrade by the county board despite the opposition of its chairman and county administrator.
EAST ST. LOUIS – Madison County must defend retaliation claims of Veteran Assistance Superintendent Bradley Lavite, U.S. District Judge David Herndon decided on March 29.
Madison County Board member Liz Dalton has defeated challenger Alexis Hitt for the Democrat nomination to a County Board seat covering Collinsville in District 28.
Election laws sometimes can produce unfair results even when all that a civic minded citizen wants to do is fulfill a noble purpose - public service. A lawyer familiar with ballot access case law sees it this way: "They are the rules that we all live with, and the rules are the rules."
WASHINGTON - Brad Maxwell, 46, of Edwardsville will be nominated by President Trump to serve as U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of Illinois, according to a White House press release issued today.
When an incumbent state rep candidate claims opposition forces want him dead and the opposition candidate accuses the incumbent's team of hiring a private investigator to follow his wife around town, it might just be a Tier One race.
Prenzler says he met with task force investigator voluntarily: Two new cases of corruption brought forth
Madison County Board chairman Kurt Prenzler said he met voluntarily on Friday with a member of a county public corruption task force which nearly four weeks ago raided offices of administration officials.
Testimony on destruction of Madison County data continues in Lavite’s case against former administration
BENTON – After hours of argument and testimony at two hearings about destruction of data in Madison County government, U.S. Magistrate Reona Daly hasn’t begun to solve the mystery.
Madison County Chairman Kurt Prenzler last week said he would not yet release the two outside investigation reports involving sexual harassment claims after the attorneys involved objected to the documents’ release.
Creating a balanced budget and a reduced property tax levy in Madison County -- and passing it in committee -- was difficult, but both sides of the political divide made concessions, according to the chairman of the county board.
EDWARDSVILLE – The Madison County Board is looking to immediately fill two key positions, including director of administrative services, where the department head will be entrusted with overseeing a $5 million budget.
Tightening of 'part-timers' pension eligibility seen as positive by taxpayers' advocate, but only 'tinkers' with big problem
A taxpayers' advocate sees a recent decision that increases the minimum number of hours that Madison County employees must work in order to be eligible for pension benefits as a positive move, but one that only "tinkers" with a more profound problem.
Madison County school boards could move forward with a sales tax referendum that would go toward construction costs.
For newly elected officials, the week since the Nov. 8 election passed quickly from relishing success and recovering from a long campaign season to buckling down.
Not many Americans today can remember when Franklin Delano Roosevelt was president, because that was more than 70 years ago and most of us had not yet made our debuts into the world.
An Independent candidate looking to get on the ballot in the Madison County Board District 2 race faces objections that may keep him from running.