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Associate Judge Rudolf fends off Republican challenge for circuit court seat

By John Breslin | Nov 7, 2018

Associate Judge Heinz Rudolph has defeated his Republican challenger for a seat on the 20th Judicial Circuit.

Kolker wins resident circuit seat; Republican Cason 'extremely disappointed' at tenor of race, attacks

By John Breslin | Nov 7, 2018

Associate Judge Chris Kolker fended off a challenge from Republican Laninya Cason for a seat on the 20th Judicial Circuit.

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.

Hylla, Napp retained in Madison County

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Nov 7, 2018

Madison County Chief Judge David Hylla and Circuit Judge Kyle Napp were both retained with more than 75 percent of the voters approving their retention.

Rudolf wins the 'Fiss' seat, defeating challenger Ruocco by four-point margin

By Ann Maher | Nov 7, 2018

In the race for a seat being vacated by Circuit Judge Jan Fiss, Associate Judge Heinz Rudolf has won by a four-point margin.

Bauer elected Bond County circuit judge

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Nov 7, 2018

Bond County State’s Attorney Chris Bauer was elected circuit judge with 79.2 percent of voters who cast ballots voting for him.

Ming-Mendoza defeats Adler for Madison County Clerk

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Nov 7, 2018

Incumbent Democrat Debbie Ming-Mendoza defeated Republican Steve Adler for Madison County Clerk after the two sparred in an attack campaign alleging voter fraud.

Dugan secures Madison County circuit judge seat for the Barberis vacancy

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Nov 6, 2018

Republican David Dugan secured the Madison County circuit judge seat he was appointed to last year after John Barberis Jr. was elected to the Fifth District.

Judges seeking retention in Twentieth Judicial Circuit win in spite of opposition

By Ann Maher | Nov 6, 2018

Judges running for retention in the Twentieth Judicial Circuit have easily won retention - in spite of a well-organized effort to unseat Circuit Judge Zina Cruse.

Smith elected Madison County circuit judge for the Crowder vacancy

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Nov 6, 2018

Democrat Sarah Smith was elected circuit judge in Madison County for judge Barbara Crowder's seat with a margin of 55.3 to 44.7 percent.

Overstreet wins permanent seat at Fifth District, likely shifting balance 5-2 conservative

By Ann Maher | Nov 6, 2018

Justice David Overstreet has easily won a permanent seat to the Fifth District Appellate Court.

Incumbent Bristow elected Representative for 111th District

By Ann Maher | Nov 6, 2018

Incumbent Rep. Monica Bristow (D-Alton) defeated Republican Mike Babcock by a margin of 50.5 to 49.5 percent for Illinois' 111th House District.

Voters sending strong message to dissolve financially distressed park district

By Ann Maher | Nov 6, 2018

Voters in the Collinsville Area Recreation District appear to have given a resounding thumbs up to dissolve the financially strapped park district.

At $3.4 million, Bristow-Babcock race in 111th is most expensive in state, report says

By Record News | Nov 5, 2018

Which House race in the State of Illinois has run the most expensive campaign this season?

‘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.

Trial lawyers give big October boost to Democrats and Madigan

By Record News | Nov 5, 2018

SPRINGFIELD - Fifteen plaintiff law firms poured $1,695,850 into Democratic campaigns in October, records of the Illinois State Board of Elections show.

County clerk candidate calls incumbent's claim over ballot supervision at residential facilities a ‘fabrication’

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Nov 2, 2018

Republican candidate Steve Adler said the Madison County clerk’s assertion that election judges supervise the voting process for Beverly Farm residents is a “fabrication.”

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