St. Clair County

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


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St. Clair County Board Seeks Sales Tax for Jail Renovation

The jail is overcrowded and failure to add on could mean a court order forcing St. Clair County to build a costlier jail.


Madison County, IL courthouse

Business Group Calls Metro East Counties ‘Judicial Hellholes’

Ed Murnane of the Illinois Civil Justice League says this is enemy territory when businesses are hauled into court.



Prisoner Bus Crashes in St. Clair County

Illinois State Police say none of the inmate or guard injuries are life-threatening.


Shots Fired at St. Clair County Deputy

It happened near Touchette Regional Hospital in Centreville, Illinois.



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.


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Audit Reveals St. Clair County is in Good Standings

The 6-month-long audit, commissioned by the county, looked into whether too many part-time St. Clair County employees were receiving retirement benefits.


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.


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.


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.