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St. Clair County foreclosures June 29-July 6

By Elizabeth Alt | Jul 18, 2018

There were 10 foreclosures in St. Clair County from June 29-July 6.

St. Clair County real estate June 15-19

By Elizabeth Alt | Jul 18, 2018

An Lebanon property sold for $750,000 as part of the recent St. Clair County real estate transactions for June 15-19.

Madison County civil docket July 23-27

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jul 18, 2018

Madison County Circuit Judges Mudge, Matoesian, Ruth, Crowder and Dugan have law cases scheduled on the civil docket for the week of July 23-27.

Prosecutor in upcoming Fields' murder trial doesn't want cameras in courtroom

By Record News | Jul 17, 2018

BELLEVILLE – Illinois appellate prosecutor Charles Colburn doesn’t want video coverage at the murder trial of David Fields, set to start on July 23.

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.

Taverns sued following fatal collision involving wrong-way driver

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jul 17, 2018

The families of two men who died in a motor vehicle crash brought a lawsuit against two bars or allegedly serving an intoxicated person.

Illinois Supreme Court disputes claim short handed St. Clair County cannot replace judge

By John Breslin | Jul 16, 2018

Budget constraints across the state's judicial system is blocking any move to replace a deceased judge of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit, according to its Chief Judge Andrew Gleeson.

Two St. Louis attorneys named as top younger talent

By John Breslin | Jul 11, 2018

Two attorneys in a St. Louis law firm earned honors for being among the top younger practitioners in the country.

Grant writer accuses East St. Louis Township of defamation

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jul 11, 2018

A St. Clair County grant writer sued the East St. Louis Township for defamation over a letter accusing him of plagiarism.

St. Clair County foreclosures June 22-28

By Elizabeth Alt | Jul 11, 2018

There were 12 foreclosures in St. Clair County from June 22-28.

St. Clair real estate June 7-14

By Elizabeth Alt | Jul 11, 2018

A Smithton property sold for $560,000 as part of the recent St. Clair County real estate transactions for June 7-14.

Madison County civil docket July 16-20

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jul 11, 2018

Madison County circuit judges Dugan and Ruth have law cases scheduled on the civil docket for the week of July 16-20.

Witness for Duebbert, sister and office manager, was prepared to testify allegations 'totally made up'

By Ann Maher | Jul 10, 2018

A witness for St. Clair County Circuit Judge Ron Duebbert was prepared to testify that his accuser fabricated all of the claims that led to felony criminal sexual abuse and intimidation charges filed against him last year.

St. Clair County resident sues driver for allegedly causing three-vehicle collision

By Lhalie Castillo | Jul 9, 2018

A St. Clair County resident sued another driver for allegedly causing a three-vehicle collision and injuring him.

Madison County couple sues Medline Industries for wrongful termination

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jul 9, 2018

A Madison County couple who worked together sued Medline Industries Inc. on June 25 for retaliation and wrongful termination.

Duebbert attorney says prosecution was political; Visiting judge: 'this case is over'

By Record News | Jul 6, 2018

BELLEVILLE - As visiting Judge Michael McHaney dismissed charges against Circuit Judge Ron Duebbert in court on July 6, he appeared as if he was in a hurry to get out of St. Clair County.

Belleville attorney Russell Scott awarded Bar Association Medal of Merit

By John Breslin | Jul 6, 2018

BELLEVILLE – A Belleville-based attorney with 40 years of experience, mostly in litigation, has received the Illinois State Bar Association's Medal of Merit Award.

Charges against Duebbert dropped at request of accuser

By Ann Maher | Jul 5, 2018

Criminal charges against St. Clair County Circuit Judge Ron Duebbert are being dropped just four days before trial was set to begin.

Woman alleges race was factor in termination from Cooper B-Line

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jul 5, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE – An African-American woman alleges her race and sexual orientation were factors in her termination from a Highland company.

State Board of Elections moves to merit-based pay system versus step compensation favored by unions

By John Breslin | Jul 5, 2018

CHICAGO – The Illinois State Board of Elections (SBE) has introduced a merit-based pay structure for its employees and is able to do so because of its uniquely independent status within the state.

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