Madison County

An investigative team works at the scene of the fatal Metro-North train derailment on December 2, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Disaster Drill Will Simulate Train Crash in Alton

16 hospitals from throughout southwestern Illinois will take part in Tuesday’s exercise, which will simulate a train crash in Alton.

12/10/2013

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Former Madison County Treasurer Sentenced in Tax Lien Scheme

A judge Friday sentenced 58-year-old Fred Bathon to 30 months in federal prison and ordered him to pay $20,000 in fines.

12/06/2013

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Area Unemployment Rate 6.5 Percent in October

The new figures, which are not seasonally adjusted, show 11,414 people in St. Louis City are unemployed, a rate of 8.2 percent.

12/05/2013

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Former Secretary Accuses Madison County Sheriff of Sex Harassment

The lawsuit filed on Jaimie Linton’s behalf seeks $4 million in damages. It names Madison County Sheriff Robert Hertz and the county.

11/27/2013

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Alton Man Threatens to Have Parole Agent Killed

Britt Lacey allegedly made threat after he was told his parole was being revoked.

11/16/2013

Madison County Crash Leaves Troy, Illinois Woman Dead

Illinois State Police say Kathleen Milton died when she stopped suddenly on Illinois 140 and was hit from behind.

11/02/2013

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Belleville Martial Arts Instructor Admits to Sexual Abuse

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.

10/29/2013

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SIU Considers Removing Donor’s Name From Ballfield

Barrett Rochman was one of three people who pleaded guilty last week to conspiring with a former Madison County treasurer to rig property tax auctions.

10/24/2013

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Man Accused of Killing Stray Cat During Dispute

The Alton Telegraph reports that 25-year-old Elijah Ingram of Alton was charged Friday in Madison County after allegedly killing the cat during a domestic dispute with a woman living with him.

09/24/2013

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Madison County Board Voting Tonight on Jail Improvements

The county board will vote on a proposal to issue bonds to pay for the improvements which would include a sprinkler system, electrical and plumbing upgrades, and an expanded cafeteria.

09/18/2013

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