Madison County News

Appellate court affirms Mudge in slip-and-fall case against Schnuck's

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 13, 2018

MT. VERNON -- The case of a Madison County man who slipped and fell at a store parking lot, had a decision about the case affirmed in court - but not in his favor.

Legal services and support for veterans in Madison County flagged by judiciary

By John Breslin | Nov 12, 2018

Members of the judiciary in Madison County are flagging up free civil legal services and the network of groups available to support veterans.

Madison County voters approve Second Amendment sanctuary referendum

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Nov 7, 2018

Madison County voters overwhelming approved a measure securing it as a 2nd Amendment sanctuary county.

Madison County government stays in Republican control; Democrats stays firmly in control in St. Clair County

By Ann Maher | Nov 7, 2018

Results of county board races in Madison and St. Clair was a tale of two counties on election night.

Alton, Godfrey split on referendums eliminating township government

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Nov 7, 2018

Godfrey residents voted to eliminate township government while Alton voters rejected the referendum.

‘Super poll watcher’ will have access to ballot counting, resolving suit against MC Clerk

By Brian Brueggemann | Nov 5, 2018

Republicans will have a “super poll watcher” monitoring the election Tuesday, under terms of an agreement reached in a lawsuit that accused the Madison County clerk’s office of conducting closed-door vote tabulations in a previous election.

Madison County clerk candidates spar; Property tax exemptions the latest front

By John Breslin | Nov 5, 2018

In the race for Madision County Clerk, the two opponents have sparred now for weeks, largely with the challenger launching attacks, and the incumbent crying foul over a claimed smear campaign.

New category in ICJL evaluation names sleeping judge and others to 'Behaving Badly' list

By Ann Maher | Oct 31, 2018

"Judges Behaving Badly" is a new category being used by the Illinois Civil Justice League (ICJL) to assess judges seeking retention in next week's general election.

Spending in Overstreet-Hoerner pales in comparison to $1.7M trial lawyer-funded '16 races

By Record News | Oct 30, 2018

MOUNT VERNON – Democrats who spent $1,731,670.25 on a pair of Fifth District appellate court races two years ago haven’t come close to matching that support for current candidate Kevin Hoerner.

Herndon rejects Veteran’s case banning him from MC admin building, rules for Gibbons, Lakin

By Record News | Oct 30, 2018

EAST ST. LOUIS – Current and former Madison County leaders acted reasonably when they banned veterans assistance superintendent Brad Lavite from the administration building, U.S. District Judge David Herndon ruled on Oct. 29.

'Uncle Mike' video suggests voter fraud at care facilities; Incumbent calls ad 'cruel' and 'inappropriate'

By Ann Maher | Oct 29, 2018

An Alton woman says in a campaign video that when she learned her Uncle Mike has been voting from a residential facility in Godfrey that cares for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, she felt someone was using him.

Man sues over lost investment

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Oct 29, 2018

A Madison County resident accuses a Nebraska man of fraud.

State police reports show St. Clair Co. had highest homicide rate in state from 2010-16

By Record News | Oct 27, 2018

SPRINGFIELD – St. Clair County posted the state’s highest homicide rate from 2010 to 2016, and ranked near the top in rape, robbery, burglary, and aggravated assault and battery, according to annual state police reports.

Motorist alleges injuries from Bethalto collision

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Oct 25, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A motorist is suing a driver and his employer for allegedly causing a Bethalto collision.

Driver sues over Granite City crash

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Oct 25, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A motorist alleges he was injured in a Granite City collision.

Illinois National Guard on standby to thwart foreign cyber attacks on election day

By Ann Maher | Oct 23, 2018

While a Russian hack into the state's voter database didn't alter election results in 2016, the threat of a more serious attack this year motivated Illinois election officials to partner with one of the most highly-trained cyber security forces around to deal in real time with potential breaches.

County clerk calls suit alleging election judges shut out of counting ballots 'ridiculous'

By John Breslin | Oct 23, 2018

Madison County Clerk Debra Ming-Mendoza has described a complaint that she shut out election judges and monitors during the 2016 count as "ridiculous."

'People are motivated' says organizer of taxpayer revolt rally, set Oct. 24

By John Sammon | Oct 20, 2018

COLLINSVILLE – Inspired by a desire to take action against out of control taxation, a “Taxpayer Revolt Rally” is set to take place Oct. 24 in Collinsville, just ahead of an election that could be considered a referendum on the hot topic.

Madison County officials differ sharply on election cyber security in wake of '16 Russian hacking

By John Breslin | Oct 19, 2018

A "white hat" hacking test of Madison County's computer systems is causing confusion and sharply differing positions over the involvement of the county clerk's office - which handles elections.

Taxpayer revolt rally set next week gaining interest among GOP base and candidates

By Ann Maher | Oct 16, 2018

A “taxpayer revolt rally” is set to take place next Wednesday in Collinsville in opposition to what organizers say are “extreme taxes” being proposed as solutions to the state’s disastrous financial situation.

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