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Apology laws do not reduce medical malpractice suits, study finds

John Breslin Feb. 10, 2017, 8:18am

Apology laws that allow physicians to express sympathy to patients and families without it being used against them have not reduced the number of medical malpractice suits filed, or the amounts paid out, according to a new study.

Washington Park village consultant survives attempt to terminate his contract

John Breslin Dec. 27, 2016, 10:26am

A mayoral consultant in the St. Clair County village of Washington Park will continue in his job after trustees voted not to override a veto blocking his termination.

Plaintiffs fail in bid to move talc litigation to southern Illinois

John Breslin Oct. 7, 2016, 6:52am

Plaintiffs suing over claims linking talcum powder to ovarian cancer failed in a bid to consolidate the cases in federal court in southern Illinois.

GOP lawmakers file resolution to remove Mautino amidst state, federal investigations

John Breslin Jul. 13, 2016, 7:01pm

CHICAGO – Illinois lawmakers want to remove the state’s auditor general from office as federal and state probes continue into the former state representative's questionable spending of campaign finances.