The Niedringhaus brothers who owned a kitchen utensil manufacturing company founded Granite City in 1896. Most of the residents then were steel workers. Today, Granite City is often shortened to Granite and is home to 31,000 Madison County residents. Many locals frequent Horseshoe State Park and Horseshoe Lake that is the largest lake in the St. Louis Area.
Granite City is home to some of Madison County’s lawyers. Lawyers in Granite City take a mixed caseload including bankruptcy, child custody, automobile accident injury, DUI, and real estate cases.
A Granite City couple was recently charged with first-degree murder for the suffocation death of their 3-month-old son. The Madison County Sheriff’s coroner reported that the infant had been suffocated and the pathologist determined abuse from the bruises on its body. Both Donald Miller and Heather Smith are each being held on $1 million bail.
If you have a lawsuit to file in Granite City then you will be visiting the civil division of the Madison County Circuit Court. Illinois State Circuit Courts are exclusively responsible for hearing family, civil, criminal, traffic, contract, real estate, and probate cases. Immigration issues like visas must be taken up with the U.S. Immigration Court
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