Ferguson City Council seeks replacement for WARD 2

( KTRS ) The Ferguson City Council is looking for a council member to replace Brian Fletcher, who passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Jan. 10th. Fletcher was elected in April as the Councilman for the Ward 2 area. The City Council is asking interested residents to submit a completed application by 5:00 p.m. this Friday.…

Legal advice sought on St. Clair judges’ re-election tactics

CHICAGO (AP) – The State Board of Elections is referring a legal question about three St. Clair County judges’ campaign strategies to Attorney General Lisa Madigan. Circuit judges John Baricevic, Robert Haida and Robert LeChien resigned in name only to avoid retention elections that require 60 percent approval rather than a simple majority. The Belleville…