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The porno saga of Duffy, Steele, and Hansmeier continues

The Madison County Record May 24, 2017, 8:47am

Two of three scheming shakedown artists have met their fate. One died of a heart attack after fraudulent activities were exposed. Another has plea-bargained and awaits sentencing. The third has pled not guilty to the same charges, and faces trial.

Suit alleges elderly woman was sexually assaulted on bus

John Severance May 23, 2017, 11:05am

BELLEVILLE — A 75-year-old woman has filed suit in St. Clair County Circuit Court alleging she was raped last April by a bus driver while riding from her home to the Golden Years Adult Support Center.

Metro East median property taxes rank in the top 50 highest in Illinois

Eric Kohn, Illinois Policy Institute May 16, 2017, 8:54am

High property taxes in the Metro East region are fueling out-migration from the area.

Cahokia man who alleged mistreatment by police sees counts dismissed, has one more chance to amend complaint

Tabitha Fleming May 13, 2017, 9:28am

A Cahokia man will get one more chance to amend and file motions alleging his rights were violated by law enforcement in a lawsuit pending in federal court in East St. Louis.

Pharmaceutical distributor alleges healthcare facility failed to make payments

Noddy A. Fernandez May 8, 2017, 4:52pm

BELLEVILLE — A global company that specializes in medical and pharmaceutical distribution is suing a healthcare facility and personal guarantees for alleged breach of contract and unjust enrichment.

Woman alleges injuries from trip, fall at gas station

Noddy A. Fernandez May 8, 2017, 4:43pm

BELLEVILLE — A woman claims she was injured at a gas station convenience store when she tripped on a cardboard material while trying to pay for her gas. 

Beelman Truck accused of causing collision on I-255

Noddy A. Fernandez May 8, 2017, 4:22pm

BELLEVILLE — A man is suing a commercial trucking company for allegedly causing a crash on Interstate 255.

Customer sues Steak N Shake over alleged slip, fall

Noddy A. Fernandez May 8, 2017, 4:05pm

BELLEVILLE — A woman is suing Steak N Shake after she allegedly slipped and fell on a puddle of water inside the restaurant.

Land owner sues City of Mascoutah for allegedly denying development plans

Noddy A. Fernandez May 8, 2017, 3:59pm

BELLEVILLE — A land owner in Mascoutah is suing the city for allegedly wrongfully denying its development plans. 

Driver, passengers sue over rear-end crash

Noddy A. Fernandez May 8, 2017, 3:51pm

BELLEVILLE — A driver and his passengers are suing another motorist for allegedly hitting their car while passing through an intersection. 

Read our lips: no new taxes!

The Madison County Record Apr. 11, 2017, 1:50pm

Three tax hike proposals went down to defeat in Madison and St. Clair Counties in the last election, but you can bet we haven't seen the last of them.

Blacken the oval; No St. Clair County write-in candidates elected

The Madison County Record Apr. 5, 2017, 11:16am

None of the write-in candidates in St. Clair County were elected on Tuesday - and it was not even close.

Let’s see more people arrested for vote fraud

The Madison County Record Mar. 29, 2017, 9:21am

A loan officer, discovered to have embezzled more than a million dollars from customer accounts, was threatened with prosecution, but remained unruffled.

Manipulation of absentee voting in Washington Park marginalizes the community, candidate for mayor says

Ann Maher Mar. 29, 2017, 8:11am

Washington Park mayoral candidate Terrilyn Gossett claims that manipulation of mail-in ballots is a pervasive problem that has been going on for years and one that marginalizes her impoverished community.

St. Clair County voters will decide on two proposed 1 percent sales taxes for schools, public safety

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Mar. 29, 2017, 7:57am

While two proposed 1 percent sales taxes in St. Clair County could drive shoppers away from an area considered a local hotspot for retail, St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly says the county has to invest in its community in order to grow.

St. Clair County treasurer, tax buyers seek to exclude engineer's testimony in bid-rigging class action

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Feb. 1, 2017, 1:09pm

St. Clair County Treasurer Charles Suarez and several tax buyers accused of participating in a bid-rigging conspiracy seek to exclude an engineer’s testimony and opinion.

Newly elected St. Clair County board member gets felony charge expunged

The Madison County Record Nov. 21, 2016, 2:06pm

James Haywood of Cahokia, who ran for St. Clair County board with a long record of arrests, will take office with no record except improper lane usage.  

Political consultant at odds with local party, postures as Independent Democrat in St. Clair County

Karen Kidd Oct. 19, 2016, 1:39pm

Author and political consultant Ray Coleman of Belleville considers himself an Independent Democrat for the upcoming presidential election, though he harbors concerns about local politicians on both sides of the spectrum.

I-LAW encourages voters to pay attention to upcoming judicial races

Kristin Danley-Greiner Oct. 7, 2016, 7:24am

Voters are being encouraged to educate themselves on judicial candidates running for election and judges running for retention during this week of "Lawsuit Abuse Awareness," especially those who have personal injury litigation backgrounds or who receive campaign contributions from personal injury interests. 

Study shows $17.1 million spent on government lawsuits in Madison, St. Clair counties

Dawn Geske Aug. 16, 2016, 6:34am

Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch has released a study showing that Madison and St. Clair counties, as frequent litigation targets, have incurred $17.1 million in costs in a four year period.