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Trial for murder suspect Fields could take place this spring

Trial for suspect David Fields, accused in the Dec. 30, 2016 murder of Carl Silas, could take place this spring.

Wrongful death suit filed against former LaSalle County state's attorney

CHICAGO – Donna French and Kenneth French, sister and brother of the late Danny French, filed a wrongful death claim against former LaSalle County state’s attorney Brian Towne in U.S. district court on Nov. 29.

Duebbert will plead not guilty to felony sexual abuse charges; Lawyer says 'because he's not guilty'

Prosecutors who failed for a year to build a case that St. Clair County Circuit Judge Ron Duebbert obstructed justice in a murder investigation now charge that he committed four crimes last year in a different case.

Felony charges brought against Duebbert over alleged sexual abuse of former client

BELLEVILLE – Prosecutors who failed for a year to build a case that St. Clair County Circuit Judge Ron Duebbert obstructed justice in a murder investigation now charge that he committed four crimes last year in a different case.

Workforce report at Illinois appellate prosecutor’s office shows underutilization of minorities

SPRINGFIELD – Workforce statistics at the Illinois State’s Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor’s office show that White persons held 66 of 73 jobs at last report, a rate higher than 90 percent.

Former State's Attorney Brian Towne does the perp walk

When law officers break the law, even if it's allegedly in the pursuit of justice, they stop being law officers and become criminals – no better than the purported lawbreakers they're trying to apprehend, and arguably much worse.

Special prosecutor in charge of Belleville murder investigation handled Lakin and other politically-sensitive cases

SPRINGFIELD – Special prosecutor Charles Colburn of the Illinois State’s Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor office is the new leader of an investigation into the murder of Carl Silas in Belleville last December.

Former LaSalle Co. state's attorney under indictment landed job as special prosecutor after voters ousted him

SPRINGFIELD – When the people of LaSalle County fired state’s attorney Brian Towne for actions worthy of indictment in the last general election, the people of Illinois hired him.

Fifth District: Collinsville officer abused rights of driver who possessed 33 grams of heroin

MOUNT VERNON – Collinsville policeman Stacey McElroy plucked more than an ounce of heroin from a car after 16 minutes of investigation, too slow for appellate judges who found he abused the driver’s rights by taking so long.

Mother and girlfriend of suspect fatally shot while fleeing police dispute official account

CAHOKIA – Mildred Moellman of Missouri, whose life allegedly depended on a police officer fatally shooting her friend Jason Stringer at Cahokia’s Wal-Mart last Nov. 28, says it didn’t happen that way.

Rands appointed special prosecutor in Wigginton DUI; Former U.S. Attorney pleads not guilty

Illinois appellate prosecutor David Rands has been appointed to handle DUI and related traffic charges against former U.S. Attorney Stephen Wigginton who was arrested last month by Troy police.

Van Hoose claims special prosecutor withheld key evidence that might have cleared him

SPRINGFIELD – Brad Van Hoose of Belleville claims that special prosecutor David Rands withheld a Federal Bureau of Investigation report that could have prevented his conviction on a misdemeanor charge of assault.

Judge Kelley denies reconsideration of Van Hoose's misdemeanor assault conviction

St. Clair County associate judge Randall Kelley has denied reconsideration of his judgment finding Brad Van Hoose of Belleville guilty of misdemeanor assault.

Special prosecutors have been picked to lead Duebbert investigation

Prosecutors from outside the Metro East have been picked to lead an investigation of St. Clair County Circuit Judge Ronald Duebbert to decide whether he should be charged with obstruction of justice related to a first degree murder case.

Special prosecutor to investigate possible obstruction of justice charges against Duebbert in connection with murder case

St. Clair County Chief Judge Andrew Gleeson on Wednesday afternoon approved a request for the appointment of a special prosecutor to decide whether Circuit Judge Ron Duebbert should be charged with obstruction of justice related to a first degree murder case.

E-filing now available for some at Illinois Supreme Court

The Illinois Supreme Court has announced a new e-file project.