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Asbestos attorney Julian applies for Madison Co. judgeship; Critic says enough with Dems crowding bench - try 'diversity of thought'

By Ann Maher | Jan 22, 2019

Twelve area attorneys have applied for the associate judge position that opened after Sarah Smith was elected circuit judge in Madison County in November, including the co-founder of what has become a national asbestos law firm.

Madison County not liable for policies at children's exchange center, appeals court affirms

By John Breslin | Jan 14, 2019

A man who claimed that a Madison County child custody exchange center violated the Illinois Civil Rights Act by unfairly making non-residential parents - usually fathers - wait longer than residential parents has had his lawsuit tossed.

Wigginton faces another DUI charge; Former U.S. Attorney arrested Dec. 31 in Edwardsville

By Ann Maher | Jan 9, 2019

Former U.S. Attorney Stephen Wigginton will appear before a Madison County judge next month to face another driving under the influence charge.

Madison County offering 28 sites for Christmas tree recycling

By Madison-St. Clair Record | Dec 26, 2018

Now that Christmas is over, what do you do with your tree and holiday trash? Recycle.

Motorist, passenger allege injuries from Alton collision

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Dec 25, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A Dish Network employee is accused of causing an Alton collision.

County assures communities grants for parks and recreation will continue

By John Breslin | Dec 25, 2018

Madison County has assured those communities within the recently dissolved Collinsville Area Recreation District they will continue to provide grants for the management and upkeep of the parks.

Suit alleges Madison County inspector injured at Rib City

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Dec 19, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A Madison County food safety inspector claims she injured her foot at Rib City in Alton.

Former Gibbons’ investigator who resigned amidst harassment claims gets glowing job reference

By Record News | Dec 18, 2018

ALTON – Kevin Hendricks, who resigned as chief investigator for State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons after employees alleged sexual harassment and retaliation, has applied for a job as an Alton police officer.

Applications for associate judge in Third Circuit due Jan. 7

By Kasey Schefflin-Emrich | Dec 10, 2018

Attorneys residing in the Third Judicial Circuit have until Jan. 7 to file an application to become the circuit’s new associate judge.

Gori arrested for DUI in Edwardsville on eve of Thanksgiving; expected to appear in court Wednesday

By Record News | Dec 5, 2018

Asbestos attorney Randy Gori is expected to appear in court Wednesday morning on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Monsanto again seeks review of appellate decision that cast doubt on settlement of 11,256 pollution claims

By Record News | Nov 19, 2018

SPRINGFIELD – For a second time, Monsanto has asked the Illinois Supreme Court to review a Fifth District appellate court opinion that vacated a good faith order in a settlement between Monsanto and 11,256 plaintiffs.

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.

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