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Railroad worker alleges exposure to creosote and solar radiation

The Madison County Record Sep. 6, 2016, 11:59am

BELLEVILLE — A railroad employee is suing Union Pacific, alleging the defendant's negligence led to injuries for the plaintiff.

Madison County civil docket June 27-July 1

Carrie Gonzalez Jun. 21, 2016, 3:22pm

More than 200 major civil cases are on Madison County's docket the week of June 27.

Madison County civil docket June 13

Carrie Gonzalez Jun. 7, 2016, 2:28pm

Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge presides over multiple cases with docket settings next week.

High court agrees to hear Union Pacific's 'sole cause' defense appeal; Fifth District had overturned verdict for railroad

Ann Maher May 25, 2016, 2:03pm

The Illinois Supreme Court has agreed to hear the appeal of Union Pacific Railroad which seeks relief from an appellate court ruling that reversed a jury verdict in its favor.

Madison County real estate May 6-12

Carrie Gonzalez May 24, 2016, 11:23am

In this week's real estate transaction report, residential and commercial properties in Edwardsville fetched the highest dollar amounts.

Madison County real estate May 2-5

Carrie Gonzalez May 17, 2016, 3:09pm

One of the top dollar real estate transactions during the first week of May was a property at 2705 College Ave. in Alton, which sold for $500,000.

Former conductor's personal injury case against Alton and Southern goes to trial in St. Clair County

Ann Maher Apr. 19, 2016, 2:45pm

Jurors were being picked in St. Clair County Circuit Judge Andrew Gleeson's court Tuesday for a trial involving a railroad conductor's personal injury case against Alton and Southern Railway.

Madison County civil docket April 25-29

Carrie Gonzolaz Apr. 19, 2016, 1:34pm

Madison County Circuit Judges Ruth, Crowder, Mudge and Hylla have hearings scheduled on the civil docket for the week of April 25-29.

Seventh Circuit reverses pension pad for retired railroad worker

The Madison County Record Mar. 28, 2016, 12:07pm

Justice Richard Posner branded Herndon’s decision in favor of Madison County resident Roger Cocker as senseless.

Circuit judge candidate seeking election rather than retention reassigned last year after 38 substitutions in 102 days

The Madison County Record Mar. 16, 2016, 11:26am

Robert P. LeChien, running for six more years as a St. Clair County circuit judge, hasn’t carried a circuit judge’s workload for a year. Chief Judge John Baricevic stopped assigning civil law actions to LeChien last March, after litigants moved for substitute judges 38 times in 102 days.

Madison County civil docket March 23-24

Carrie Gonzolaz Mar. 15, 2016, 1:11pm

Madison County Circuit Judges Matoesian, Mudge and Ruth have hearings scheduled on the civil docket for March 23 and 24.

Suit claims workplace exposure to chemicals led to husband's illness and death

Molly English-Bowers Feb. 19, 2016, 7:14pm

BELLEVILLE – The personal representative of the estate of a deceased railroad worker is suing over his death that was allegedly caused by his working conditions.

Madison County civil docket Feb. 22-26

Carrie Gonzolaz Feb. 16, 2016, 3:29pm

Madison County Circuit Judges Ruth, Mudge, Crowder and Hylla have hearings scheduled on the civil docket for the week of Feb. 22-26.

Fifth District finds circumstantial evidence was sufficient to secure FELA verdict against Union Pacific; Moore sharply dissents

Ann Maher Jan. 18, 2016, 11:27am

A railroad worker who was rear-ended by a drunk driver while being transported in a van from a rail yard to a train in 2008 will get another shot at convincing St. Clair County jurors that Union Pacific was negligent for the auto accident.

Madison County real estate Dec. 28-31

Carrie Gonzalez Jan. 12, 2016, 1:27pm

A list of recent real estate transactions for Madison County. Including Alhambra, Alton, Bethalto, Collinsville, Cottage Hills, East Alton, Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, Godfrey, Granite City, Hamel, Hartford, Highland, Madison, Maryville, Moro, Pontoon Beach, Roxana, St. Jacob, Troy, Wood River and Worden.

Widow alleges many ex-employers caused husband's asbestos-related death

Molly English-Bowers Jan. 7, 2016, 1:18pm

BELLEVILLE – An Illinois woman is suing nearly 40 companies and Metropolitan Life, alleging negligence in her husband's asbestos-related lung cancer and subsequent death.

Madison County real estate Dec. 4-23

Carrie Gonzalez Jan. 5, 2016, 10:45am

A list of recent real estate transactions for Madison County. Including Alhambra, Alton, Bethalto, Collinsville, Cottage Hills, East Alton, Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, Godfrey, Granite City, Hamel, Hartford, Highland, Madison, Maryville, Moro, Pontoon Beach, Roxana, St. Jacob, Troy, Wood River and Worden.

Union Pacific files motion to compel in workplace injury suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Dec. 9, 2015, 10:01am

Union Pacific seeks to compel its employee to answer its interrogatories in a suit alleging injuries from a workplace accident.

Madison County civil docket Dec. 14-18

Carrie Gonzalez Dec. 8, 2015, 11:43am

Madison County Civil Judges Mudge, Crowder, Ruth and Hylla, have hearings scheduled on the civil docket for the week of Dec. 14-18.

Madison County real estate Oct. 8-15

Carrie Gonzalez Oct. 27, 2015, 11:21am

A list of recent real estate transactions for Madison County. Including Alhambra, Alton, Bethalto, Collinsville, Cottage Hills, East Alton, Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, Godfrey, Granite City, Hamel, Hartford, Highland, Madison, Maryville, Moro, Pontoon Beach, Roxana, St. Jacob, Troy, Wood River and Worden.