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

The Madison County Record Nov. 7, 2017, 5:59pm

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

The Madison County Record Nov. 6, 2017, 6:53pm

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

The Madison County Record Oct. 4, 2017, 6:52am

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.

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

The Madison County Record Sep. 18, 2017, 3:00pm

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

The Madison County Record Sep. 13, 2017, 9:28am

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

The Madison County Record Aug. 15, 2017, 4:33pm

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

The Madison County Record Aug. 8, 2017, 11:14am

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

Ann Maher Jun. 12, 2017, 7:44am

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

The Madison County Record May 9, 2017, 5:56pm

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

The Madison County Record May 1, 2017, 10:15am

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

E-filing now available for some at Illinois Supreme Court

Christina Stueve Jan. 12, 2012, 12:14pm

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