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SIUC's Reona Daly selected Magistrate at federal court in Benton

Emma Gallimore Apr. 13, 2016, 3:01pm

Reona J. Daly will fill the United States Magistrate Judge seat in Benton, Illinois, replacing US Magistrate Judge Philip M. Frazier who is set to retire in September.

Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce to host legislative update breakfast

Emma Gallimore Mar. 31, 2016, 7:55am

The Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce will host a joint mayors’ legislative breakfast on April 7.

I-LAW: Judges' actions 'game' the system; Baricevic: Election or retention - either way public decides

Emma Gallimore Mar. 29, 2016, 4:11pm

Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch rallied outside the St. Clair County courthouse last week to protest the actions of three local judges the group says are "gaming" the system.

Illinois population is shrinking due to bad government, GOP reps say; They blame decades of Madigan rule

Emma Gallimore Mar. 14, 2016, 7:20am

Illinois is the only state in the region with a shrinking population, having lost 105,000 people to other states from July 2014 to July 2015.

Chief Justice Garman honored at 'Distinguished Professional Service' event

Emma Gallimore Mar. 2, 2016, 7:19am

Four law organizations came together on Thursday to honor leaders in the state with the Award of Exemplary Professional Service at the Distinguished Professional Service Joint Dinner.

Policy analyst: Illinois could learn from Wisconsin's workers' compensation reform proposals

Emma Gallimore Feb. 23, 2016, 9:03am

While the budget debate drags on in Illinois, and structural reforms to state systems remain sticking points to progress, neighboring Wisconsin is poised to pass workers' compensation reform during its spring legislative session.

ICJL: Judges are violating law's intent by seeking reelection over retention

Emma Gallimore Feb. 20, 2016, 2:13pm

Illinois Civil Justice League President John Pastuovic believes the three St. Clair County judges who are seeking election over retention are "clearly violating" the intent of state law.

Reaction mixed to Rauner's workers' comp reform message

Emma Gallimore Feb. 2, 2016, 8:47am

Governor Bruce Rauner’s comments on workers' compensation reform made during his state of the state address has prompted mixed reaction.

Mudge appointed to the Judicial Conference of Illinois

Emma Gallimore Feb. 1, 2016, 4:45pm

Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge has been appointed to the Judicial Conference of Illinois for another term and has been assigned to serve on the Civil Justice Committee as well as its Technology Committee.

St. Clair Township Chairman supports government consolidation for Illinois

Emma Gallimore Jan. 18, 2016, 12:20pm

St Clair Township Chairman Robert M. Goins (R) told the Madison Record that he is behind government consolidation as laid out by the Local Government Consolidation and Unfunded Mandate’s Task force.

Obama calls on state lawmakers to end partisan politics and make room for real change

Emma Gallimore Jan. 14, 2016, 7:46am

Obama Speech President Barack Obama called for an end to partisan politics during a speech to the Illinois General Assembly on Feb 10.

Rep. Kay supports consolidation concepts laid out in state report

Emma Gallimore Jan. 11, 2016, 3:31pm

Illinois State Representative Dwight Kay told the Madison County Record that he supports consolidation recommendation put forth by the state’s Local Government Consolidation and Unfunded Mandates Task Force.

Illinois budget stalemate impacts state's drivers

Emma Gallimore Jan. 11, 2016, 3:26pm

With Illinois still lacking a state budget, the Secretary of State’s office has suspended the mailed license plate renewal reminder service, and encourages drivers to sign up for the online system.