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St. Clair County real estate June 12-19

Elizabeth Alt Jul. 19, 2017, 7:44am

An O'Fallon home sold for more than $448,000 as part of the recent St. Clair County real estate transactions for June 12-19.

St. Clair foreclosures July 7-13

Elizabeth Alt Jul. 19, 2017, 7:39am

There were eight foreclosures in St. Clair County between July 7 and July 13.

St. Clair County real estate June 1-9

Elizabeth Alt Jul. 12, 2017, 8:32am

An O'Fallon home sold for $395,000 as part of the recent St. Clair County real estate transactions for June 5.

Belleville man identified in shooting of Republican congressman

The Madison County Record Jun. 14, 2017, 10:39am

James Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville has been identified as the shooter who took aim at Republican congressmen during a baseball practice in Alexandria, Va. on Wednesday morning.

Yandle denies tax buyers’ motion to file reply in support of summary judgment in St. Clair County bid rigging suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jun. 7, 2017, 2:49pm

U.S. District Judge Staci Yandle denied a group of St. Clair County tax buyers’ request to file a reply in support of their motion for summary judgment while St. Clair County and the former treasurer filed their own separate reply in a suit alleging they participated in a bid rigging scheme.

Subcontractor allegedly fell 20 feet when telephone pole broke

Noddy A. Fernandez Jun. 5, 2017, 9:42pm

BELLEVILLE — A Charter subcontractor claims he was injured when a telephone pole snapped while he was attempting to replace wires.

Man alleges injuries from trip, fall at auction

Noddy A. Fernandez Jun. 5, 2017, 9:03pm

BELLEVILLE — A man is suing the St. Clair County Public Building Commission after he allegedly tripped on a floor mat during an auction.

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.