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Fourth District: Asbestos judge did not err in staying terminally ill man’s trial

The Madison County Record Aug. 1, 2017, 4:42pm

SPRINGFIELD – McLean County Presiding Judge Rebecca Foley committed no error when she stayed trial for a man about to die of lung cancer, Fourth District appellate judges decided on July 26.

Illinois Supreme Court names new communications director

Taryn Phaneuf Sep. 29, 2016, 12:48pm

SPRINGFIELD — Christopher Bonjean will join the Illinois Supreme Court as director of the office of communications and public information. There, he will be responsible for reorganized the division charged with informing and educating Illinoisans about the judicial system.

Fourth District Appellate Court decision was judicial activism run amok

The Madison County Record Aug. 11, 2016, 1:21pm

The Appellate Court ignored the fact that four members of the State Board of Elections opined that the judges could not stand for election and four others voted they could. Even Baricevic and Haida obviously thought they couldn't run for election to their own seats; otherwise, they wouldn't have filed for each other's vacancy.

Ancient milk marketing case heard at high court; Justices poke at Highland dairy farmers' theory

The Madison County Record Jan. 19, 2016, 7:38am

SPRINGFIELD – Former Highland dairy farmers Michael and Denise Richter, who let a suit against Prairie Farms languish for five years, found no visible support at the Illinois Supreme Court for their plea that they didn’t let it die. At oral argument on Jan. 14, questions from the Justices harmonized better with Prairie Farms than with Fourth District appellate judges who kept the case alive.