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May 18, 2022

Madison County

MADISON COUNTY, IL. (ECWd) - ***PRESS RELEASE***   Former County Officials File Civil Conspiracy and Whistleblower Lawsuit Against Madison County Chief Judge Bill Mudge, Sheriff John Lakin, Treasurer Chris Slusser, Circuit Clerk Tom McRare and Other Current and Former County Officials.   EDWARDSVILLE - Former Madison County Administrator Doug Hulme...

Madison Co., IL. (ECWd) - We previously wrote about Madison County Board Member Mike Walters' alleged financial conflict of interest with his "consulting" contract with Madison County Transit (MCT) (here). Now we have learned that Walters was also appointed to the East-West Gateway Council (EWGC) of Governments. The...

MADISON CO, IL. (ECWd) - Rob Dorman and Doug Hulme have filed a lawsuit in Madison County Circuit Court naming the Cities of Edwardsville, Alton, Granite City, and Collinsville as Defendants for their part in the Madison County Public Corruption Task Force as respondeat superior ("let...

Madison Co., IL. (ECWd) - On November 3, 2020, Madison County State's Attorney Tom Gibbons sent a letter to the Illinois Attorney General asking his office to review certain emails sent from the county's email server and determine if any of them constitute evidence of criminal...

Edwardsville, IL. (ECWd) - Editor's Note: This press release presents a question begging for an answer. For instance, we know that all people present at an open meeting must be able to hear all deliberations (conversations) and votes occurring during an open public meeting. Now we are...

Madison County, IL. (ECWd) - Newly released emails from 2007 - 2016 suggest that several former employees and elected officials within the Madison County government were using official government email, while at work on government time, for electioneering purposes. One of those emails, from "Boobie" even asks...

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