Madison County News

Remodeled law library at Edwardsville courthouse to officially open

By John Breslin | Aug 27, 2018

A remodeled Law Library at the Madison County Courthouse will be officially unveiled on Wednesday.

2018 Madison County Property Tax Report: East Alton, Madison, Pontoon Beach, Highland have highest property tax bills

By LGIS Newsfeed | Aug 27, 2018

Charlotte and Steve Blackledge are asking $429,000 for their 4,100 square foot ranch at 5200 Fox Cove in Edwardsville, overlooking the 18th fairway of Fox Creek Golf Course.

Poorer communities may be at greater risk for lawsuits following Supreme Court narrowing of immunity protection

By John Breslin | Aug 23, 2018

Poorer municipalities may be hit harder following an Illinois Supreme Court decision that narrows the immunity communities used to enjoy against personal injury lawsuits, according to one attorney who represents a number of local municipalities.

Peel files another appeal, wants 7th Circuit to give him one more shot at proving innocence

By Record News | Aug 21, 2018

CHICAGO – Former lawyer Gary Peel, who spent 10 years in prison for possession of child pornography and for bankruptcy fraud, wants U.S. Seventh Circuit appellate judges to give him one last shot at proving his innocence.

Madison County yet to make up mind over whether to join growing number of opioid suits

By John Breslin | Aug 21, 2018

As counties, municipalities, Native American tribes, now even the White House, pile on with lawsuits filed against the producers of opioids, Madison County continues to debate whether to get involved.

Illinois State Bar Association appoints Madison County judge to section council

By Charmaine Little | Aug 9, 2018

Third Judicial Circuit Judge Richard Tognarelli will serve on the bench and bar section council for the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA).

Illinois State Bar Association chooses Madison County judge for two advocacy councils

By Charmaine Little | Aug 9, 2018

A Madison County juvenile court judge will serve on two section councils of the Illinois State Bar Association.

Rauner vetoes legislation that would have replaced Republican with Democrat at helm of MESD

By Ann Maher | Jul 17, 2018

Governor Bruce Rauner on Tuesday vetoed a bill that would have reshaped the Metro East Sanitary District, saying the legislation - sponsored by local Democrat legislators - was a politically-motivated attempt to undercut the board led by Republican Steve Adler.

In pre-dawn order, Herndon rips lawyer for veterans commissioner in suit against current and former officials

By Record News | Jul 17, 2018

EAST ST. LOUIS – At 4:03 a.m. on July 12, U.S. District Judge David Herndon posted an order ripping lawyer Tom Burkart and canceling a July 23 trial date for Burkart’s client, Madison County Veteran Assistance Commissioner Brad Lavite.

Vote 'Yes' to make Madison County a Second Amendment sanctuary county

By The Madison County Record | Jul 17, 2018

Americans are not weak, you are not weak, but if we allow weak political leaders to make decisions for us, we are complicit in where we are being led...where our children are being led.

Lawyers for Recorder Meyer cite conflict of interest in withdrawing representation in retaliation suit

By Record News | Jul 12, 2018

BENTON – Lawyers for Madison County dropped Recorder Amy Meyer as client in a retaliation suit of former employee Jackie Barlow, citing a conflict of interest.

Judiciary Committee chair addresses rumors falsely accusing Republicans of cutting jobs

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jun 20, 2018

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.

Gibbons’ arms-length argument in raid of Prenzler administration fails to persuade, transcript shows

By Record News | Jun 19, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE – Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons, who started an investigation into county board chairman Kurt Prenzler and created a task force for it, lost an argument that the investigation and the task force weren’t his.

Woman alleges injuries while exiting elevator

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 15, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A woman is suing Madison County after she was allegedly injured while existing an elevator.

Another judge gets in on the slip-and-fall action

By The Madison County Record | Jun 6, 2018

It used to be people slipping and tripping appeared before judges. Now judges themselves are slipping and tripping.

State legislature passes bill that reshapes Republican-controlled board in Metro-East

By Ann Maher | Jun 5, 2018

Democrat lawmakers pushed a bill through Springfield last week that will reshape a local government board under Republican control.

Campaign funder has filed 36 percent of all major civil cases in St. Clair County

By Record News | May 29, 2018

BELLEVILLE – Randy Gori’s firm in Edwardsville, currently filing asbestos suits in St. Clair County at a rate of one per day, has contributed $11,526.04 to the judicial campaign of Christopher Kolker.

Trial for Matthew Foley accused of attacking Prenzler continued again

By Charmaine Little | May 22, 2018

The trial for a man accused of attacking Madison County board chairman Kurt Prenzler has been continued to June 18 at 9 a.m.

FOIA requester wants state AG to subpoena documents from Madison County SA involving sexual harassment allegations

By Ann Maher | May 22, 2018

A former employee of the Madison County State's Attorney's office wants the state attorney general to subpoena internal documents the office refuses to turn over involving sexual harassment allegations against former chief investigator Kevin Hendricks, whose position was eliminated March 1.

State central committeeman Winchester sues state GOP; case removed to federal court

By Record News | May 21, 2018

BENTON – Bob Winchester, central committeeman of the Illinois Republican Party since 1992, claims in U.S. district court that the party rigged an election against him.

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