Recent News About Madison County Judiciary Committee
- State Court
Madison County public defender John J. Rekowski said at a Judiciary Committee meeting that three days of DNA testing have been completed on evidence found in the master bedroom of an Edwardsville couple who were stabbed to death in March.
- Attorneys & Judges
Chief Public Defender John Rekowski said during a Judiciary Committee meeting that his office is struggling to fill a vacant position after former employee Kelcie Miller was charged for working as an attorney without a law license.
Chief Public Defender John Rekowski said that a former employee who worked as an attorney without a law license said she was at a relative’s funeral when she was attempting to retake the bar exam in Chicago.
Court costs, fines and fees will rise in Madison County following the introduction of a new statewide standardized system for those costs.
Madison County public defender John J. Rekowksi expressed concern over the cost of investigating DNA evidence found in the master bedroom of an Edwardsville couple who were stabbed to death in March.
Sides spar over clerical error that allows Wigginton to keep license - and just who is politicizing it?
Did former U.S. Attorney Stephen Wigginton receive intentionally favorable treatment in the handling of his Madison County DUI case, or, is an admitted clerical error that allows him to retain his driving privileges being unfairly politicized?
At a Madison County Judiciary Committee meeting earlier this month, committee chair Mike Walters addressed concerns that individuals are "spreading rumors" that Republican committee members are attempting to make job cuts.
Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons addressed a number of concerns surrounding the county’s potential involvement in opioid litigation against pharmaceutical companies at Friday’s Judiciary Committee meeting, stating that all bids are welcome but “we also want to win.”
Gibbons to discuss Madison County Judiciary Committee's opioid litigation concerns at next month's meeting
While State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons has not yet decided if Madison County will become involved in the opioid litigation against pharmaceutical companies, the county's Judiciary Committee presented a list of questions and concerns regarding the litigation for him to address at next month’s meeting.