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Confirming voter registration, particularly elderly, is routine, says Clerk Holbrook

By Record News | Mar 20, 2019

BELLEVILLE – Every month St. Clair County Clerk Tom Holbrook mails hundreds of requests for citizens to confirm their voter registrations, and every month some see it as a threat to their vote.

Sides spar over clerical error that allows Wigginton to keep license - and just who is politicizing it?

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Mar 18, 2019

Did former U.S. Attorney Stephen Wigginton receive intentionally favorable treatment in the handling of his Madison County DUI case, or, is an admitted clerical error that allows him to retain his driving privileges being unfairly politicized?

Asbestos to family law: Barry Julian sworn in as associate judge

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Feb 20, 2019

Newly appointed Madison County associate judge Barry Julian will preside over the family division after being sworn into his new role on Feb 8.

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Lawsuit: Madigan, Quinn political org made threats, committed fraud to keep young alderman candidate off ballot

By Scott Holland | Jan 28, 2019

A teenaged Chicago City Council candidate has filed a federal lawsuit against Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan and his political organization, as well as others whom he said illegally opposed his campaign.

Asbestos attorney Barry Julian appointed Madison County associate judge

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 25, 2019

Asbestos attorney Barry Julian of Gori & Julian has been appointed an associate judge in Madison County to fill the vacancy left when Sarah Smith was elected circuit judge.

Associate judges picked at St. Clair County: Hoerner, Foley and Campbell

By Ann Maher | Jan 25, 2019

The newest associate judges who will serve at St. Clair County Circuit Court are Stacy Campbell, 37, of O'Fallon; Patrick R. Foley, 44, of Belleville and Kevin T. Hoerner, 56, of Belleville.

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.

Katz orders ESL election board to issue subpoenas in mayoral ballot dispute

By Record News | Jan 12, 2019

BELLEVILLE – East St. Louis election commissioners must issue subpoenas that mayoral candidate Robert Eastern III requested in a ballot dispute, St. Clair County Associate Judge Julie Katz ruled on Jan. 11.

Cahokia mayor’s team prevails before county electoral board: Holbrook, Kelly, Clay

By Record News | Jan 11, 2019

BELLEVILLE – Cahokia Mayor Curtis McCall Jr. and candidates of the McCall Good Government Party bumped off all but one of their opponents from the ballot at a hearing of St. Clair County’s electoral board on Jan. 10.

Cahokia ballot challenges to be heard by county electoral board on Jan. 10

By Record News | Jan 7, 2019

BELLEVILLE – Chief Judge Andrew Gleeson shifted Cahokia ballot disputes from the village electoral board to the St. Clair County electoral board on Dec. 31.

Cahokia electoral board will hear challenges to incumbents McCall, Duncan and others Jan. 2

By Record News | Dec 31, 2018

CAHOKIA - Electoral officials of the village gathered to decide the ballot status of candidates in next April's municipal election, but they canceled the meeting and put it off until Jan. 2.

Outgoing Sen. Clayborne draws down campaign funds in airfare and hotel expenditures

By Record News | Nov 28, 2018

SPRINGFIELD – State Senator James Clayborne, whose campaign fund held about $200,000 when he announced his retirement, has drained much of that amount on travel.

Overstreet reflects on successful election campaign to 10-year term at Fifth District

By John Breslin | Nov 26, 2018

Justice David Overstreet has described it as an honor to be elected by voters across 37 counties as he gains a permanent position on the Fifth District Appellate Court.

Democrat candidates facing St. Clair Co.-only voters win big - not so much for two crossing county line

By Record News | Nov 13, 2018

BELLEVILLE – St. Clair County Democrats won nearly all the local races on Nov. 6, but two who ventured beyond the county line plunged to defeat.

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