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Through internship program, Madison County students get taste of legal life

John Revak Aug. 7, 2017, 7:43am

Seven Madison County high school students have spent a month interning with local law firms through the annual Madison County Intern Program.

East Alton attorney John M. Delaney Jr. found dead in hotel room; He is remembered as ‘well-liked’ and will be ‘dearly missed’

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 5, 2017, 12:10am

East Alton attorney John M. Delaney Jr. is fondly remembered by colleagues after he was found dead in a Shelby County hotel room Thursday afternoon.

Man alleges benzene exposure from Roxana refinery caused leukemia

David Hutton Jul. 25, 2017, 2:43pm

EDWARDSVILLE – An East Alton man has filed a benzene lawsuit against the makers of Rust-Oleum and Turtle Wax after he was diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia after allegedly being exposed to toxic emissions as a child from the companies’ facilities in Wood River.

Madison County real estate June 1-16

Elizabeth Alt Jul. 19, 2017, 7:46am

An Edwardsville property sold for nearly $700,000 as part of the recent Madison County real estate transactions for June 1-16.

Three strikes and SAFE is out!

The Madison County Record Jul. 18, 2017, 12:23pm

If law enforcement officials don't have to obey a law, why would anyone else?

Seventh Circuit reverses Madison County jury verdict favoring jail guards

The Madison County Record Jul. 18, 2017, 9:31am

CHICAGO – U.S. Seventh Circuit appellate judges reversed a jury verdict clearing Madison County jail guards of blame for a suicide attempt that has kept Reginald Pittman in a vegetative state for 10 years.

Madison County's 'litigious nature' cited by two insurance carriers who declined opportunity to cover

Ann Maher Jul. 11, 2017, 1:37pm

Madison County's "litigious nature" was cited by two insurers who declined to submit proposals for things like property and excess liability coverage as the county's annual renewal period approaches at month's end.

Power outage shuts down Madison County Criminal Justice Center

The Madison County Record Jul. 10, 2017, 4:58pm

The Madison County Criminal Justice Center lost power Monday, forcing officials to close the building for repairs, according to a press release issued by the County.

Trial set Aug. 14 in Prenzler attack case

Ann Maher Jul. 10, 2017, 2:40pm

A man accused of attacking Madison County board chairman Kurt Prenzler four months ago will face trial Aug. 14.

Madison County appeals $659K judgment in former employee’s ADA case

The Madison County Record Jul. 5, 2017, 4:54pm

CHICAGO – Madison County has appealed a jury verdict finding the treasurer’s office discriminated against employee Linda Dunnagan while current county board chairman Kurt Prenzler occupied the office.

Illinois Supreme Court says State's Attorneys cannot make traffic stops absent police investigations; Concludes SAFE units are unauthorized

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jul. 3, 2017, 2:33pm

The Illinois Supreme Court affirmed the Third District Appellate Court’s decision that the La Salle County State’s Attorney’s Felony Enforcement (SAFE) unit does not have the authority to conduct traffic stops and make arrests as part of its independent drug investigations. 

Banking corporation sues borrowers over unpaid loan

Noddy A. Fernandez Jun. 27, 2017, 1:50pm

EDWARDSVILLE — Regions Bank is suing two borrowers for allegedly failing to make payments.

Asbestos lawyer guilt, projected

The Madison County Record Jun. 20, 2017, 5:48pm

Radical left-wingers often use the banner of “social justice” to implement their hidden agendas, and the “racial sobriety” program offered by Fr. Clarence Williams is a perfect example.

Supreme Court: Claims from out-of-state plaintiffs shouldn't be filed in California; Will it affect Madison County's national docket?

John O'Brien Jun. 19, 2017, 1:41pm

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned rulings made by three California courts that concluded they had specific jurisdiction over lawsuits brought by out-of-state residents against a company not incorporated or headquartered there.

Nursing home sued for allegedly failing to properly care for patient

Noddy A. Fernandez Jun. 19, 2017, 11:56am

EDWARDSVILLE — An administrator of the estate of the deceased is suing a nursing center and medical facility for allegedly failing to properly care for the decedent.

Madison County owes $4 million in unfunded pension liabilities; It's also paid nearly that much in interest in 10 years

Ann Maher Jun. 9, 2017, 4:01pm

Madison County owes more than $4 million in unfunded pension liabilities, according to Treasurer Chris Slusser. But what may be worse, he said, is that $3.8 million in tax payer dollars has been spent on interest payments over the last 10 years because of the county’s underfunding of two programs.

Yandle denies Treasurer's office motion for new trial in employee's ADA case

Ann Maher Jun. 5, 2017, 2:59pm

U.S. District Judge Staci Yandle has denied Madison County Treasurer's office motion for a new trial in a case brought by a former employee who was awarded more than $650,000 in damages in an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) lawsuit.

Suit claims former Roxana school bus driver contracted terminal illness from benzene exposure

Noddy A. Fernandez Jun. 2, 2017, 6:08am

EDWARDSVILLE — A surviving spouse is suing Rust-Oleum Corporation, Turtle Wax Inc. and numerous unknown individuals, alleging that products they manufacture contributed to his wife's death.

Suit against Recorder alleges firing came after reporting of alleged illegal activity

Noddy A. Fernandez May 26, 2017, 8:46am

EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County Recorder of Deeds Amy Meyer is accused in a lawsuit of firing an employee after that person reported alleged illegal conduct.

Local activists honored by ‘Open the Books’ founder for taking a stand

Amanda Robert May 5, 2017, 8:02am

The Edgar County Watchdogs – a “group of concerned citizens” that digs for and posts news of public corruption from 21 counties on its website – recently joined more than a dozen other citizens and groups who were honored for holding local government accountable.