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Appellate court dismisses postconviction petition challenging drug conviction but offers defendant credit toward fine

Chandra Lye Apr. 18, 2017, 7:15am

The Fifth District Appellate Court has upheld a lower court’s decision to dismiss a post-conviction petition appealing a drug conviction but decided that the defendant was entitled to $5 per day for each day he was held before sentencing.

Illinois Supreme Court mandates diversity and mental health training for lawyers

Chandra Lye Apr. 14, 2017, 3:16pm

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Supreme Court has instituted a program that it believes will boost sensitivity to diversity and mental health issues in the legal profession in the state.

Fifth District overturns Kievlan in hospitals' move for substitution

Chandra Lye Apr. 4, 2017, 8:05am

The Fifth District Appellate Court has overturned the decision of St. Clair County Associate Judge Patricia Kievlan who denied St. Elizabeth's Hospital's motion to substitute her as judge in a slate of cases involving unpaid bills.

Herndon dismisses some defendants in Syngenta corn seed litigation but delays entry of judgment

Chandra Lye Mar. 26, 2017, 9:38am

U.S. District Judge David Herndon has dismissed some big players named as defendants in corn seed litigation, but is delaying entry of judgment until the case against Syngenta AG is closed.

HeplerBroom attorneys named to Best Lawyers list

Chandra Lye Mar. 19, 2017, 10:19am

Nine lawyers from HeplerBroom LLC have been recognized in the 2017 edition of Best Lawyers in America.

Conference on school funding legislation set for Carbondale

Chandra Lye Mar. 2, 2017, 7:24am

CARBONDALE – For those with questions about the state's new school funding legislation, there will be a conference on March 10 with answers.

Free legal services help Madison County residents in need

Chandra Lye Feb. 17, 2017, 3:46pm

MADISON COUNTY — Low-income families and individuals in need can receive free legal services in Madison County through the efforts of the Third Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee and the Madison County Bar Association.

McCarter constituents seem to say 'read my lips: no new taxes'

Chandra Lye Feb. 16, 2017, 7:50am

A constituent survey conducted by State Sen. Kyle McCarter, R-Lebanon, found that voters are resoundingly against any new taxes and would rather see government cut its spending.

HeplerBroom creates specialty practice to fight online security issues

Chandra Lye Feb. 10, 2017, 7:40am

Edwardsville-based HeplerBroom has created a specialized practice group dedicated to helping organizations navigate cyber threats, data security breaches and data protection issues.

Madison County school boards pave way for sales tax referendum on April 4 ballot

Chandra Lye Jan. 24, 2017, 4:13pm

Madison County voters will decide a proposed sales tax increase in the April 4 election that proponents say will give schools more revenue to pay for school construction costs if it passes

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.

HeplerBroom attorneys named Super Lawyers

Chandra Lye Nov. 25, 2016, 8:56am

Several lawyers from HeplerBroom LLC have been nominated as Super Lawyers.