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Three local attorneys join USA&M's mediation panel; mediation and arbitration becoming a favored tool for dispute resolution

Andrew Burger Sep. 23, 2016, 6:37am

ST. LOUIS – United States Arbitration & Mediation (USA&M) has appointed three veteran local area attorneys to its mediation panel.

Bretz Wildlife Lodge & Winery in Carlyle accused of performing BMI music without license

Andrew Burger Sep. 9, 2016, 1:51pm

Music producer and publishing group BMI (Broadcast Music Inc.) on Aug. 31 filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois alleging that Bretz Wildlife Lodge & Winery in Carlyle violated copyright laws by playing music from BMI's catalog without a license.

Walton Telken Foster recognized as 'best' for personal injury litigation

Andrew Burger Sep. 4, 2016, 1:32pm

Walton Telken Foster and partners Troy E. Walton, Stephen J. Telken and Ronald J. Foster Jr. have been named as the best in class among law firms handling personal injury litigation, according to Leading Lawyers magazine.  

House members call for Mautino’s resignation after failure to respond to allegations of misuse of campaign funds

Andrew Burger Aug. 8, 2016, 9:53am

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino again has failed to respond to questions from state legislators regarding federal and state investigations into allegations he misused campaign funds while serving as a state representative.

McCarter: State's fiscal woes could improve if lawmakers were to lead by example

Andrew Burger Aug. 8, 2016, 9:20am

Illinois' budget deficit is forecast to double to $8 billion in 2017. There's no lack of proposed solutions, but Gov. Rauner and state General Assembly leaders can't agree on a best course of action.

TUA: Retired state leaders living high off the hog at taxpayers expense

Andrew Burger Jul. 11, 2016, 7:25am

The $147,477-plus former Governor James Thompson receives in annual state pension payments shines a light on a pension system that's essentially bankrupt, eroding the middle class, and creating classes of retired ¨have's¨ and ¨have-nots,¨ according to Taxpayers Union of America's latest study.