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Volunteers will get to flex their muscle during first annual State Day Of Service announced by Rauner

Dawn Geske Nov. 21, 2016, 3:10pm

SPRINGFIELD — In spite of resistance from the state's largest labor union, volunteers will get to use their muscle during what is being declared the first annual State Day of Service in Illinois.

Baricevic hopes to 'contribute to community' following election loss

Dawn Geske Nov. 21, 2016, 1:05pm

“I lost,” Baricevic told the Record. “I’ve had a great career. I’ve earned the respect of my peers. I’ve earned the respect of citizens. I’ve had a good career.”

I-LAW: Voters sent clear message in election - restore fairness to courts

Dawn Geske Nov. 21, 2016, 8:41am

Results of recent judicial elections in southern Illinois demonstrate that voters don't want personal injury attorneys "ruling the court system," according to a legal reform advocate.

New rules limit juvenile shackling in court unless judge makes decision after hearing

Dawn Geske Nov. 18, 2016, 12:29pm

The Illinois Supreme Court has adopted new rules regarding the use of restraints on minors in delinquency proceedings.

Attorney Symank chosen unanimously as shareholder at Sandberg Phoenix

Dawn Geske Nov. 14, 2016, 2:57pm

ALTON – The law firm Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard P.C. has named Associate Narcisa P. Symank to shareholder in a recent vote by its partnership.

Documentary “Madigan: Power. Privilege. Politics.” now available online and on demand

Dawn Geske Nov. 13, 2016, 10:51am

CHICAGO – A documentary about Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is now available for viewing by residents in Madison and St. Clair Counties as well as throughout Illinois.

St. Louis law firm Capes Sokol names Monsanto defense attorney as shareholder

Dawn Geske Nov. 13, 2016, 10:49am

ST. LOUIS – Attorney Adam E. Miller has joined the law firm of Capes Sokol as a shareholder of the company.

Illinois joins campaign seeking to reform court bail systems for lower-level cases

Dawn Geske Nov. 10, 2016, 6:46am

The state of Illinois has joined the 3DaysCount campaign, a national campaign dedicated to reforming bail systems.

Poll finds 47 percent of Illinois registered voters want to leave state

Dawn Geske Oct. 24, 2016, 4:23pm

CARBONDALE – A new poll from the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute shows a large number of Illinoisans saying the would like to leave the state.

More protests planned by Illinois taxpayers looking for change

Dawn Geske Oct. 19, 2016, 1:06pm

More protests are being planned by Illinois taxpayers seeking some relief for the steep property taxes that are being faced with in the state.

Mudge seeks retention to second term; Longest-serving judge in state Matoesian also on ballot

Dawn Geske Oct. 11, 2016, 1:26pm

The Madison County Circuit Court will have both Circuit Court Judges William A. Mudge and Andy Matoesian coming up for retention on the November ballot.

St. Clair County Republicans establish voter integrity program

Dawn Geske Oct. 11, 2016, 7:40am

To protect the right of voters come election day - just four short weeks away - a voter integrity program has been developed in St. Clair County.

Liberty Justice Center backs Illinois citizens in state auditor general fight

Dawn Geske Oct. 6, 2016, 7:40am

CHICAGO – An Illinois citizen is taking action against the state’s auditor general in what he alleges is a violation of campaign disclosure laws.

Election Day voter registration blocked for November balloting in Illinois

Dawn Geske Oct. 3, 2016, 3:50pm

CHICAGO – Election Day voter registration this November has been blocked in Illinois by a federal judge.

Documentary on House Speaker Michael J. Madigan out this month

Dawn Geske Oct. 3, 2016, 3:03pm

CHICAGO – A documentary detailing the life of Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan is scheduled for release this month.

Prenzler questions whether county IMRF members are putting in 600 hours

Dawn Geske Sep. 8, 2016, 7:50am

Madison County Treasurer Kurt Prenzler doubts whether all county board members currently enrolled in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) are putting in the necessary hours for eligibility in the pension fund.

Some lawsuit lenders are voluntarily registering under Consumer Installment Loan Act

Dawn Geske Sep. 6, 2016, 7:47am

While Illinois legislators haven't been able to agree on how to regulate the lawsuit lending industry, some companies conducting business in the state have turned to a voluntary registration program before legislation requires they do so.

St. Clair County judicial candidates continue drug testing debate; Baricevic releases test results

Dawn Geske Sep. 2, 2016, 4:14pm

With approximately two and a half months until election day, the issue of judge drug testing remains a hot button topic between candidates for circuit judge in St. Clair County - Chief Judge John Baricevic, a Democrat, and Belleville attorney Ron Duebbert, a Republican.

Lewis Rice opens law firm dedicated to affordable estate planning

Dawn Geske Sep. 1, 2016, 11:35am

ST. LOUIS – Lewis Rice has opened a new law firm in the St. Louis region to serve the estate planning market at an affordable rate.

Best Lawyers recognizes 23 Sandberg Phoenix attorneys

Dawn Geske Aug. 30, 2016, 1:12pm

A total of 23 lawyers from an Illinois- and Missouri-based law firm have been named to the 2017 Best Lawyers in America list.