OUR GOAL at The Madison County Record is to cover Madison County’s legal system in a way that enables you, our readers, to make the public business your business.
It’s an understatement to say that Madison County’s courts have
become a lightning rod for the national press. We shouldn’t be surprised
by the attention, as companies from all across the United States have
been forced to defend their actions here, in our small town, unassuming
Whether one agrees or disagrees with the happenings at 157 North Main
Street, no one should believe that what happens here is the norm.
Madison County’s Courts are anything but average. A welcome mat to
class action filings and lottery-like awards have helped create a
“judicial hellhole” reputation.
Not to suggest that normal always means good. In many cases
throughout American history the norm has meant the wrong course. The
country’s greatest leaders have often been maligned for deviance long
before receiving credit for courage and vision.
Many accomplished local plaintiffs’ attorneys and erstwhile activists
would argue that, in fact, they are the great leaders of their time,
holding that Madison County has it right and everyone else has it wrong.
On the flipside, many who drive this country’s economic engine–small
businessmen, medical professionals and corporate executives argue the
opposite. They hold that plaintiffs’ attorneys use frivolous lawsuits to
game the system and pillage private property. If every county were like
this one, they say, America would be out of business.
At The Record we hope to provide an objective view of the
playing field as well as an active forum for both sides of the argument
so that all of us can decide for ourselves.
To that end, we need your help. If you have an opinion, please
let us hear it. Don’t hesitate to send us your story ideas, press
releases, letters-to-the-editor, or guest columns. We will print them.
– Founding publisher Brian Timpone, Aug. 31, 2004
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Legal Notices for Publication
The Record, a weekly legal journal covering the Madison and St.
Clair County Civil Courts, is now accepting legal notices for
publication. We would like to be considered your source for publishing
legal notices. Our rates are competitive; our readership is avid.
The Record, a newspaper of general circulation, is eligible to carry
legal notices pursuant to the Illinois Newspaper Legal Notice Act and
the Illinois Notice by Publication Act.
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request to be billed.Contact us at 618-216-6409 or 618-604-8688