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Judge dismisses 201 lawsuits in latest chapter of businesses' battle against Illinois False Claims Act

Taryn Phaneuf Jun. 21, 2016, 4:27pm

CHICAGO — Abuse of an Illinois whistleblower law will continue to sour businesses toward the state if lawmakers don’t take steps toward reform, attorneys and business advocates say.

Rauner to lawmakers: Make a choice; Democratic leaders say little has changed

Mark Fitton, Illinois News Network Feb. 18, 2016, 6:45am

SPRINGFIELD — Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner used his annual budget address Wednesday to put two choices before legislative Democrats who control both houses of the state legislature: The General Assembly can grant him, the state’s chief executive, the authority to make the cuts that will allow Illinois to spend what it’s bringing in, about $32.8 billion Or, Rauner said, lawmakers can agree to some of what he considers essential economic and political reforms and he’ll work with them on a combin

Rep. Davis introduces bill to help repay student loan debt

Hanna Nakano Nov. 3, 2015, 10:56am

A bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives aims to help pay back student loan debt by allowing employees to repay their student loans with pre-tax dollars.

'Rammed through' asbestos bill could face constitutional challenge; Critics say it could impose unending liability

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Dec. 4, 2014, 2:15pm

Hammer testifies at Senate Executive Committee.

Vote 'Yes" to retain Karmeier

The Madison County Record Nov. 29, 2014, 6:00pm

Chicago trial lawyers looking to put $1 Billion dollars in their own pockets have launched a campaign to unseat Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier.  Stop this unprecedented anti-retention campaign from cowardly trying to harm the very Supreme Court Justice that has evidenced uncompromising standards of integrity and impartiality.

Illinois Chamber: Vote Yes to retain Karmeier

The Madison County Record Oct. 29, 2014, 4:29pm

To the Editor:

Plaintiffs in Hale v. State Farm seek records related to Chief Justice Garman

The Madison County Record May 6, 2014, 11:23am

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‘Buy now, pay later’ seems like a great idea, until later arrives

The Madison County Record Nov. 8, 2013, 11:28am

“Money is no object!”

Illinois Chamber report critical of state work comp system

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Oct. 31, 2013, 1:38pm

Cop suffers post traumatic stress disorder after confronting a suspect with a toy gun.

I-LAW chief discusses lawsuit lending measures during local stop

Ann Maher May 13, 2013, 9:19am

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Committee discusses lawsuit lending legislation

Bethany Krajelis Apr. 15, 2013, 6:59am

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Lawmakers hear testimony on Kay's asbestos 'double-dipping' bill

Bethany Krajelis Mar. 7, 2013, 12:35pm

Kay - 'No'

Thapedi introduces legislation on hourly billing rates, lawsuit lending

Bethany Krajelis Mar. 5, 2013, 3:00pm

Thapedi

Cates wins appellate court race

Bethany Krajelis Nov. 7, 2012, 10:49am

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CFJI continues 'no retention' campaign

Christina Stueve Hodges Nov. 1, 2012, 1:19pm

Phil Chapman

Madison County judges continue to campaign as group urges "no" vote on retention

Bethany Krajelis Nov. 1, 2012, 12:53pm

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For the Good of Illinois PAC: No on retention

The Madison County Record Oct. 31, 2012, 1:06pm

To the Editor:

Madison County Bar Association responds to court critics

Christina Stueve Hodges Oct. 24, 2012, 11:58am

The Madison County Bar Association responded to what it calls “false accusations” made by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce and the Citizens for Judicial Integrity that “justice in Madison County is “for sale.”

Fifth District candidates spar over campaign finance disclosure

Bethany Krajelis Oct. 23, 2012, 1:18pm

Cates Allegations that St. Clair Circuit Judge Stephen McGlynn's campaign committee failed to disclose certain contributions to his bid for the Fifth District Appellate Court are "absurd," McGlynn spokesman Charlie Johnston said Monday.

ICJL endorses McGlynn and three Madison County judges; Urges 'No' vote for Crowder's retention

Bethany Krajelis Oct. 17, 2012, 10:57am

Murnane The Illinois Civil Justice League (ICJL) on Wednesday announced its support for three of the four Madison County judges seeking retention in November, as well as St. Clair County Circuit Judge Stephen McGlynn for the Fifth District Appellate Court.