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Teachers' Retirement System hosts town hall meeting in Collinsville

Taryn Phaneuf Jan. 19, 2017, 12:15pm

COLLINSVILLE — The executive director of the Teachers’ Retirement System of the State of Illinois will be in Collinsville today – Thursday, Jan. 19 – for a town hall meeting with TRS members regarding pensions issues.

Illinois Supreme Court certifies new problem-solving courts

Dawn Geske Jan. 18, 2017, 8:05am

New problem-solving courts in Kendall, Peoria and Tazewell counties have received certification by the Illinois Supreme Court.

Hipskind & McAninch founders named 2017 ‘Super Lawyers Rising Stars’

The Madison County Record Jan. 17, 2017, 6:46pm

John Hipskind and Brady McAninch of Hipskind & McAninch LLC in Belleville were both named Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Stars by Thompson Reuters.

Catholic Diocese of Belleville says priest’s alleged sexual relationship is religious matter, not legal issue

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jan. 17, 2017, 6:30pm

The Catholic Diocese of Belleville seeks to dismiss a woman’s suit alleging a priest engaged in a sexual relationship with her, arguing that the issue is a matter of religious doctrine and should be addressed by the Catholic Church rather than the court.

Woman’s suit alleging she fell while cutting grass voluntarily dismissed

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jan. 17, 2017, 6:13pm

St. Clair County Circuit Judge Andrew Gleeson granted voluntary dismissal in a woman’s suit alleging she fell on a city retaining wall while cutting her grass.

Carlinville doctor denies liability in suit alleging he failed to inform others of possible injuries

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jan. 17, 2017, 6:01pm

A physician denies liability in a patient’s suit alleging he was paralyzed when his doctor failed to inform others of his potential injuries.

Collinsville KFC owner says statements were true in defamation suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jan. 17, 2017, 5:37pm

Hohman Enterprises says that any alleged statements made about a former shift supervisor at the Collinsville KFC restaurant were true and privileged in response to his defamation suit.

St. Clair County real estate Dec. 27-30

Carrie Gonzalez Jan. 17, 2017, 5:06pm

An O'Fallon home sold for $417,500 as part of the recent St. Clair County real estate transactions from Dec. 27-30.

St. Clair County foreclosures Jan. 3-6

Carrie Gonzalez Jan. 17, 2017, 4:57pm

There were nine foreclosures in St. Clair County from Jan. 3-6.

Suit alleging faulty airbags voluntarily dismissed

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jan. 17, 2017, 2:12pm

An East St. Louis man voluntarily dismissed his lawsuit alleging the airbag on his Chevy Impla failed to deploy properly in a collision.

Madison County asbestos motion docket Jan. 23-27

Carrie Gonzalez Jan. 17, 2017, 12:59pm

There are 10 asbestos cases with hearings scheduled on the motion docket in Madison County for Jan. 23-27.

Madison County civil docket Jan. 23-27

Carrie Gonzalez Jan. 17, 2017, 12:42pm

Madison County Circuit Judges Hylla, Ruth, Matoesian and Mudge and Associate Judges Flack and Harrison have hearings scheduled on the civil docket for Jan. 23-27.

Madison County foreclosures Jan. 9-11

Carrie Gonzalez Jan. 17, 2017, 12:37pm

There were eight foreclosures in Madison County from Jan. 9-11.

Illinois residents could face sticker shock over beverage tax proposal

Christopher Knoll Jan. 17, 2017, 7:42am

SPRINGFIELD – If you think you're already paying too much for sweetened liquid refreshments, hold on to your wallet. If approved by the Illinois General Assembly and signed into law, Senate Bill 9 would sharply raise the price consumers pay for packaged sodas, syrup-based coffee drinks and tea.

Madison County school boards may seek sales tax increase for construction costs

Chandra Lye Jan. 17, 2017, 6:33am

Madison County school boards could move forward with a sales tax referendum that would go toward construction costs.

Cook sues towing vessel owner for alleged unsafe workplace

Michael Abella Jan. 17, 2017, 12:12am

EDWARDSVILLE — A cook is suing the owner of a towing vessel for allegedly failing to provide proper tools and assistance.