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Another trophy for attorney Stephen Tillery

By The Madison County Record | Sep 12, 2018

Big game hunters have bear rugs on the floors of their trophy rooms and stuffed animal heads mounted on the walls.

Somebody’s crazy and it’s not me

By The Madison County Record | Sep 6, 2018

If you’ve ever been in a situation where someone was saying or doing something that made no sense to you at all, and the only reasonable conclusion seemed to be that one of you was somehow impaired, then you know what a creepy feeling it is to wonder if you’re the one who’s lost your grip.

Judge Gleeson masters social media

By The Madison County Record | Aug 14, 2018

“Great addition to the bench. Welcome soon-to-be Judge Stiehl!”

Judge Gleeson’s bias is self-evident

By The Madison County Record | Aug 3, 2018

Last week, attorney Margaret Lowery filed a petition in St. Clair County Circuit Court seeking to have Chief Judge Andrew Gleeson substituted for cause in her case against Trent’s Quality Construction. She accuses Gleeson of having demonstrated bias against her following an incident that occurred two years ago.

Why Judge Robert LeChien is ‘irreplaceable’

By The Madison County Record | Jul 17, 2018

Some judges are irreplaceable. It might be their vast knowledge of the law, their many years on the bench, their Solomonic wisdom, the unique rhetorical flair that made their opinions a delight to read even for those who disagreed with them, or some other distinctive attribute.

The truth, and nothing but

By The Madison County Record | Jul 10, 2018

It's an election year, and voters in St. Clair, Monroe, Perry, Randolph and Washington counties should consider what just happened in their courthouse in People v. Ronald Duebbert.

Former Judge Patrick Murphy hopes to ‘prevail’

By The Madison County Record | Jun 12, 2018

Maybe it happened the way they said, or maybe not. Maybe the plaintiffs are telling the truth, or maybe the defendants.

Another judge gets in on the slip-and-fall action

By The Madison County Record | Jun 6, 2018

It used to be people slipping and tripping appeared before judges. Now judges themselves are slipping and tripping.

No way to treat a veteran

By The Madison County Record | May 30, 2018

Every year at this time we’re reminded that Memorial Day is not just an excuse to have a picnic and eat barbecue. It’s a day of remembrance, a day to honor the men and women who sacrificed their lives while serving in our country’s armed forces.

Pay no attention to those appellate judges!

By The Madison County Record | May 23, 2018

“Grandma went to Disney World and all I got was a t-shirt!”

Who's in charge here? Is there an adult on the premises?

By The Madison County Record | May 16, 2018

“We’ve really turned the corner,” boasts Alton Mayor Brant Walker, citing examples of increased economic activity in his community.

Looking forward to the well running dry

By The Madison County Record | May 9, 2018

It's interesting how two people or groups of people can have completely different reactions to the same situation. Consider the diametrically opposed perspectives on the legal climate in Madison County. The hellhole status we've deplored for years is considered positively paradisaical by profiteers.

A curb that only one person trips on, once, may not be a 'hazard'

By The Madison County Record | May 1, 2018

When people trip and fall and hurt themselves, they deserve our sympathy. If we're somehow responsible for their accident, they may deserve compensation from us as well.

Judges Gleeson and Lopinot get dressed down for being slackers

By The Madison County Record | Apr 27, 2018

Wouldn't it be great if students could hand in test papers or book reports and their teachers would mark a big A+ on each one without bothering to read them?

Special prosecutors for everyone!

By The Madison County Record | Apr 18, 2018

For the new craze of impugning the integrity of senior law enforcement officials and requesting the appointment of special prosecutors, we can thank, among others, fired former FBI Director James Comey.

Can we just have an honest election?

By The Madison County Record | Apr 10, 2018

We're fortunate to live in a country where we get to choose our own representatives. But if the slate we get to choose from is subject to vetting by political operatives, maybe we're not so fortunate.

We're not sorry to see 'Sorry Works!' go

By The Madison County Record | Apr 4, 2018

Last Friday, in a move designed to chip away at our bloated state budget by streamlining government operations and eliminating unnecessary expenditures, Gov. Bruce Rauner signed an executive order abolishing 19 government bodies that have been inactive for five years or more.

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