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St. Clair County News

Felonious mayors, a tradition in Alorton

If it's true that American voters get the government they deserve, then the roughly two thousand residents of Alorton in St. Clair County must be truly deplorable. Or, they're extremely tolerant and forgiving.

Bond County circuit judge Knight not running for retention; Deadline to file for judicial vacancies approaches

Bond County circuit judge John Knight has confirmed that he will not run for retention in 2018.

Clay picked to lead association of court clerks

PEORIA – Colleagues of St. Clair County circuit clerk Kahalah Clay elected her as president of the Illinois Association of Court Clerks on Nov. 13.

Herndon grants dismissal in former St. Clair County employee's retaliation suit

EAST ST. LOUIS – Federal judge David R. Herndon dismissed a former St. Clair County Intergovernmental Grants Department employee's suit alleging retaliatory discharge. 

Special prosecutor sought again to investigate an elected St. Clair County judge

St. Clair County Chief Judge Andrew Gleeson has ordered the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate allegations of sexual misconduct involving an unnamed circuit judge in the Twentieth Judicial Circuit.

St. Clair County foreclosure mediation program becomes mandatory

A foreclosure mediation program that began in St. Clair County in January 2014 has become mandatory for owner-occupied residential foreclosure cases.

Baricevic defending felony suspect

BELLEVILLE – Former St. Clair County chief judge John Baricevic, now in private practice, has undertaken the defense of a felony suspect.

Gleeson forms exploratory committee on voluntary drug testing for judges

St. Clair County Chief Judge Andrew Gleeson has formed an exploratory committee to "advance the implementation" of a voluntary judge drug testing program in the circuit.

Goldenhersh will not seek another term at Fifth District in '18

Fifth District Appellate Court Justice Richard Goldenhersh will not seek another 10-year term when his current one expires at the end of next year.

Haida wants leaks to stop in Carl Silas murder investigation

St. Clair County Circuit Judge Robert Haida said at a hearing on Sept. 15 that he would order Sheriff Rick Watson to stop leaks from the investigation of the murder of Carl Silas.

St. Clair County real estate Aug. 22-28

St. Clair County real estate listings: August 22 to August 28, 2017. A home at 116 Antler Creek Court in Caseyville sold for $356,000 on Aug. 23.

St. Clair County foreclosures Aug. 28-Sept. 1

There were 10 foreclosures in St. Clair County from August 28 to September 1, 2017

LeChien funeral on Friday; Uncertainty exists in filling vacancy

BELLEVILLE – Having served as a judge for 30 years, St. Clair County Circuit Judge Robert LeChien, 65, died on Aug. 31.

St. Clair County Circuit Judge LeChien has died

St. Clair County Circuit Judge Robert P. LeChien, 65, has died, according to courthouse officials.

St. Clair County seeks class certification in Trinity guard rail litigation

EAST ST. LOUIS – St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly and special assistant David Cates, who claim a Texas firm must remove bad guardrails from roads statewide, expect local crews to distinguish good ones from bad ones.

St. Clair County real estate June 12-19

An O'Fallon home sold for more than $448,000 as part of the recent St. Clair County real estate transactions for June 12-19.

St. Clair foreclosures July 7-13

There were eight foreclosures in St. Clair County between July 7 and July 13.

St. Clair County real estate June 1-9

An O'Fallon home sold for $395,000 as part of the recent St. Clair County real estate transactions for June 5.

Men sue makers of Just For Men hair dye

BELLEVILLE-- A group of men are suing the makers of the Just For Men hair products.

Belleville man identified in shooting of Republican congressman

James Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville has been identified as the shooter who took aim at Republican congressmen during a baseball practice in Alexandria, Va. on Wednesday morning.