Authorities say Yoko Cullen was forced into her trunk and driven to East St. Louis, where her car was set on fire while she was inside.
Judge Cook was arrested two months after the trial on charges of possessing heroin and a having a gun while on controlled substances.
Christopher Horton, 22, of Highland entered pleas to five counts of sexual exploitation of a minor and one count of attempted sexual exploitation of a minor.
A martial arts instructor admitted to videotaping himself having sex with three children under the age of 10.
In a post on the Belleville Police Department’s Facebook page, the department says “officers located items in plain view that verified the possibility of lewd conduct described by students.”
St. Clair County Board Chairman Mark Kern says that while the county’s $8.2 million asset decrease last year mirrored Mid-America’s losses, several factors played a role.
Prosecutors say Michael Cook was a St. Clair County circuit judge when he got heroin from Sean McGilvery “on an almost daily basis.”
Price information has been difficult to come by because of technical glitches on the federal health insurance marketplace where Illinois residents must buy insurance if they want to take advantage of new tax credits that will help them pay the cost.
Belleville Democrat Bill Enyart was the lone “no” vote of 401 that were cast in the House on the weekend resolution relating to military chaplains who’ve been furloughed.
The American Civil Liberties Union says the new policy opens the county up to lawsuits but Mark Kern, the St. Clair County Board Chair, disagrees.