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Disciplinary hearing for adoption attorney set for today

Dawn Geske Mar. 8, 2017, 8:26am

COLLINSVILLE – A hearing is set today in the disciplinary case against a Collinsville attorney accused of a conflict of interest in an adoption case.

Illinois workers' compensation reform necessary to attract businesses, jobs

Dawn Geske Feb. 28, 2017, 4:20pm

SPRINGFIELD – Reforms to Illinois' workers' compensation laws could help the state attract companies and jobs to its increasingly dismal business scene, according to the vice president of policy at the Illinois Policy Institute.

Chief Justice Patricia Breckenridge tells lawmakers that Missouri Supreme Court is part of good system

Dawn Geske Feb. 3, 2017, 9:53am

JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI – In her last big speech as chief justice of the Missouri Supreme Court, Patricia Breckenridge gave the State of the Judiciary speech on Jan. 24 to the Missouri General Assembly, discussing the progress of the court system, new appointments and future plans.

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.

WirePoints Illinois News founder calls for change that would allow state to file bankruptcy

Dawn Geske Jan. 12, 2017, 5:35pm

As drastic as it sounds, bankruptcy may be the only way for Illinois to come to grips with its dire financial situation, according to a financial expert who supports the idea. 

Ruling in wind energy case is relief for farmers

Dawn Geske Dec. 7, 2016, 3:21pm

ELGIN – A ruling in a wind energy case saved landowners from losing their property when a construction contractor tried to place a lien on the property as well as foreclose against it after a wind tower manufacturer went insolvent.

Gleeson picked to serve as chief judge in Twentieth Judicial Circuit

Dawn Geske Dec. 6, 2016, 1:30pm

St. Clair County Circuit Judge Andrew Gleeson was elected chief judge of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit last week, succeeding the outgoing Circuit Judge John Baricevic.

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.