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Emails that Gibbons sought to suppress promised free beer for '12 Haine fund-raiser

EDWARDSVILLE – Chief Illinois appellate prosecutor Patrick Delfino sponsored an event with free beer for State Sen. Bill Haine in 2012, according to electronic mail that Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons tried for months to suppress.

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.

Prenzler says he is 'committed to eradicating' public corruption following raid at Madison County administration building

Madison County Board Chairman Kurt Prenzler said he is “committed to eradicating” public corruption and supports “legitimate criminal investigations” in a statement Thursday after a Madison County Public Corruption Task Force searched offices at the Madison County administration building Wednesday.

Federal court to hear testimony next week in alleged ‘wiping’ of a Madison County hard drive

BENTON – While state police examine Madison County computers they seized on Jan. 10, U.S. Magistrate Judge Reona Daly prepares for a hearing on the wiping of a hard drive in the transition from the prior administration to the current one.

Developing: State police raid offices at Madison County administration building

Public corruption task force officers of the Illinois State Police have raided offices at the Madison County Administration building, according to an official who works in the building.

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.

Judicial vacancies in St. Clair and Madison counties filled in with candidates

With the candidate filing period for the spring primary having closed on Monday, results indicate that the entire slate of circuit court vacancies in Madison and St. Clair counties will see contests in the November general election.

New report ranks Metro-East one of the nation’s worst 'Judicial Hellholes'

The Metro-East, internationally known as a favorite destination for out-of-state personal injury lawyers and plaintiffs looking to cash in playing the lawsuit lottery, has cemented its status as the “Lawsuit Abuse Capital of the U.S.” with Madison County being named today to a list of the nation’s “Worst Judicial Hellholes.”

Callis makes pitch to MDL panel for opioid litigation in SDIL; Judges' reaction shows apparent disinterest

ST. LOUIS – Former Madison County chief judge Ann Callis, now in private practice at the Goldenberg firm in Edwardsville, prompted laughter among members of a national panel of judges by asking them to transfer all opioid-related lawsuits to a judge who has never handled national litigation.

Local family vacationing in Branson questions why an MCT vehicle was parked at entertainment venue Grand Country

A Chevy Silverado bearing the name "Madison County Transit" was spotted in the parking lot of a Branson entertainment venue over the weekend, and prompted a local family vacationing there to ask for an explanation.

Poshard’s attorney says she continues to suffer retaliation; Says county's reports not yet reviewed

Counsel for former Madison County Administrator of Community Development Kristen Poshard says the county “proactively publicized” its retaliation when it considered releasing information that it previously wanted to protect.

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.

Former U.S. Attorney Wigginton no longer at Armstrong Teasdale

ST. LOUIS – Stephen Wigginton, former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, no longer works for the Armstrong Teasdale firm, a spokesperson for the firm said on Tuesday.

Madison County seeks to quash deposition intended for ‘annoyance and expense’

Madison County seeks to quash a subpoena requesting a deposition in a bid rigging suit, arguing that the subpoena is intended for “annoyance and expense” in a suit that the county is still unsure whether it will be formally added as a defendant.

Lawyers competing for lucrative opioid litigation go before county Judiciary

Lawyers competing to represent Madison County in lucrative contingency fee litigation against manufacturers and distributors of opioid drugs touted their experience to members of the Judiciary Committee meeting on Friday.

Prenzler will not release Poshard reports due to attorney objections

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.

Woman alleges Madison County jail employees gave her incorrect dose of medication

EDWARDSVILLE – A woman alleges she suffered seizures after she was given an incorrect dose of medication while at the Madison County Jail.

Foley denies taking part in Madison County bid rigging conspiracy; Amended complaint rejoins county defendnats, seeks to expand class

In response to the recently amended Madison County bid rigging class action, auctioneer James Foley says he was not an alleged conspirator nor was he the auctioneer at tax sales where delinquent taxes were systematically sold at the highest penalty rate.

Second annual Great Pumpkin Purge a success

Madison County collected 3.9 tons of pumpkins and gourds earlier this month during its second annual Great Pumpkin Purge.

Contingency fee debate continues over Madison County's potential opioid litigation

As state and local governments across the country contemplate how to go about pursuing litigation to offset costs of opioid addiction, a debate continues in Madison County over details of hiring outside lawyers to handle a potential lawsuit.