The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, including the courthouses in East St. Louis and Benton, remain open and continue to perform essential functions amid circumstances associated with the COVID-19 outbreak.
St. Clair County Chief Judge Andrew Gleeson indicated in a press release that the courthouse will remain open amid concerns over the COVID-19 threat. He also issued a number of advisories for the general public, jurors, litigants and employees.
In a petition to appoint private counsel in a case involving a series of 2018 raids at the Madison County administration building, Alton attorney Amy Sholar alleges Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons’ prior involvement in grand jury proceedings warrants his removal from the case.
Madison County Chief Judge William Mudge announced an upcoming celebration of the contributions of Fitz, a highly trained Labrador Retriever who has been lending emotional support to kids and adults in the court system over the last year.
EDWARDSVILLE – Madison County Sheriff John Lakin allegedly violated a court order by continuing an investigation of the county administration, information technology director Rob Dorman alleged on March 2.
Madison County Circuit Judge Christopher Threlkeld appointed a special prosecutor to investigate alleged perjury after Madison County States Attorney Tom Gibbons suggested there may be a conflict of interest.
After she was forced out of an executive session during last week’s finance committee meeting, Madison County Recorder Amy Meyer said board committees have been overusing closed sessions out of fear of litigation.
WILMINGTON, Del. – David Gordon of California, who filed a bankruptcy plan as owner of defunct asbestos defendant Owens-Illinois in January, triggered a mighty battle among insurers the last time he filed one.