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Booking photo of former St. Clair County Circuit Judge Michael Cook of Belleville.

Former Judge to Serve Sentence in Florida

One-time St. Clair County circuit judge Michael Cook was arrested and charged with possession of heroin and guns last year, shortly after the death of fellow judge Joe Christ.

05/28/2014

Booking photo of former St. Clair County Circuit Judge Michael Cook of Belleville.

Former Judge to Report to Prison Wednesday

Michael Cook, 44, pleaded guilty to drug and weapons charges.

05/27/2014

File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Second Conviction For Man In East St. Louis Robbery Killing

Gregory Muse had first conviction overturned due to judge that presided over it.

04/08/2014

Booking photo of former St. Clair County Circuit Judge Michael Cook of Belleville.

Disgraced Illinois Judge Awaits Prison Assignment

Michael Cook is getting time to square away things before serving a two-year sentence on heroin and gun convictions.

04/07/2014

Booking photo of former St. Clair County Circuit Judge Michael Cook of Belleville.

Ex-Judge Gets Two Years in Prison

Michael Cook of St. Clair County was sentenced Friday on drug & weapons charges

03/28/2014

Booking photo of former St. Clair County Circuit Judge Michael Cook of Belleville.

Plea Deal Rejected in Ex-Illinois Judge’s Case

A federal judge rejected a plea deal on heroin and gun charges for former Illinois judge Michael Cook.

02/26/2014

Some signs at the protest held outside the St. Clair County Courthouse on December 27, 2013 (KMOX/Brett Blume)

Group Renews Call for Drug Testing of Judges

Protestors raised their voices, Friday, outside county courthouse in Belleville

12/27/2013

Booking photo of former St. Clair County Circuit Judge Michael Cook of Belleville.

Former St. Clair County Judge Expected to Plead Guilty in Heroin Case

A former St. Clair County Circuit judge who oversaw felony and drug cases, is expected to plead guilty to heroin and weapon charges today.

11/08/2013

Photo: Getty/Chip Somodevilla

Retrial Ordered After Judge Accused of Drug Abuse

Jurors found 55-year-old Gregory Muse guilty in March of first-degree murder after a trial overseen by then-St. Clair County Circuit Judge Michael Cook.

10/31/2013

Booking photo of former St. Clair County Circuit Judge Michael Cook of Belleville.

Convicted Killer Seeks New Trial After Judge is Accused of Heroin Use

Judge Cook was arrested two months after the trial on charges of possessing heroin and a having a gun while on controlled substances.

10/30/2013

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