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Teachers' Retirement System hosts town hall meeting in Collinsville

Taryn Phaneuf Jan. 19, 2017, 12:15pm

COLLINSVILLE — The executive director of the Teachers’ Retirement System of the State of Illinois will be in Collinsville today – Thursday, Jan. 19 – for a town hall meeting with TRS members regarding pensions issues.

Eleven St. Clair County civil jury trials went to verdict in 2016; Nearly $15.5 million awarded to seven plaintiffs

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jan. 19, 2017, 11:31am

St. Clair County juries awarded nearly $15.5 million to seven plaintiffs in 2016, with a total of 11 civil cases going to verdict last year.

For one day, be an American

John J. Hopkins Jan. 18, 2017, 10:17am

It would be so pleasant to see instead the veils of partisan rancor drop, if just for one day. It would be so encouraging to see that for just one day, the delusional blame game with the Russians be temporarily set aside. It would be so beneficial to our Nation, that for just one day, these crybabies would no longer be Democrats, no longer be Liberals, but Americans instead.

Illinois Supreme Court certifies new problem-solving courts

Dawn Geske Jan. 18, 2017, 8:05am

New problem-solving courts in Kendall, Peoria and Tazewell counties have received certification by the Illinois Supreme Court.

If it could, Illinois should declare bankruptcy

The Madison County Record Jan. 18, 2017, 7:01am

Democrats and Never-Trumpers have had a lot of fun scoffing at Donald Trump's self-proclaimed business acumen by pointing to his multiple bankruptcies.

Hipskind & McAninch founders named 2017 ‘Super Lawyers Rising Stars’

The Madison County Record Jan. 17, 2017, 6:46pm

John Hipskind and Brady McAninch of Hipskind & McAninch LLC in Belleville were both named Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Stars by Thompson Reuters.

Catholic Diocese of Belleville says priest’s alleged sexual relationship is religious matter, not legal issue

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jan. 17, 2017, 6:30pm

The Catholic Diocese of Belleville seeks to dismiss a woman’s suit alleging a priest engaged in a sexual relationship with her, arguing that the issue is a matter of religious doctrine and should be addressed by the Catholic Church rather than the court.

Woman’s suit alleging she fell while cutting grass voluntarily dismissed

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jan. 17, 2017, 6:13pm

St. Clair County Circuit Judge Andrew Gleeson granted voluntary dismissal in a woman’s suit alleging she fell on a city retaining wall while cutting her grass.

Carlinville doctor denies liability in suit alleging he failed to inform others of possible injuries

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jan. 17, 2017, 6:01pm

A physician denies liability in a patient’s suit alleging he was paralyzed when his doctor failed to inform others of his potential injuries.

Collinsville KFC owner says statements were true in defamation suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jan. 17, 2017, 5:37pm

Hohman Enterprises says that any alleged statements made about a former shift supervisor at the Collinsville KFC restaurant were true and privileged in response to his defamation suit.

St. Clair County real estate Dec. 27-30

Carrie Gonzalez Jan. 17, 2017, 5:06pm

An O'Fallon home sold for $417,500 as part of the recent St. Clair County real estate transactions from Dec. 27-30.

St. Clair County foreclosures Jan. 3-6

Carrie Gonzalez Jan. 17, 2017, 4:57pm

There were nine foreclosures in St. Clair County from Jan. 3-6.

Judge: St. Clair County doesn't count as a person in highway guardrail class action

The Madison County Record Jan. 17, 2017, 4:42pm

St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly and private counsel David Cates must drop consumer fraud claims against a manufacturer of highway guardrails, U.S. District Judge David Herndon ruled on Jan. 10. 

Democrat Party’s alienation of rural America similar to urban rejection of Republicans

The Madison County Record Jan. 17, 2017, 3:23pm

As the inauguration of Donald J. Trump approaches, there’s one setting that’s likely to celebrate rather than resist the coming transition of power – rural America.

Suit alleging faulty airbags voluntarily dismissed

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jan. 17, 2017, 2:12pm

An East St. Louis man voluntarily dismissed his lawsuit alleging the airbag on his Chevy Impla failed to deploy properly in a collision.

McCarter headed to Washington for Trump inauguration

Ann Maher Jan. 17, 2017, 1:40pm

State Sen. Kyle McCarter (R-Lebanon) is not too concerned about planned protests that are intended to disrupt the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump on Friday.

Madison County asbestos motion docket Jan. 23-27

Carrie Gonzalez Jan. 17, 2017, 12:59pm

There are 10 asbestos cases with hearings scheduled on the motion docket in Madison County for Jan. 23-27.

Madison County civil docket Jan. 23-27

Carrie Gonzalez Jan. 17, 2017, 12:42pm

Madison County Circuit Judges Hylla, Ruth, Matoesian and Mudge and Associate Judges Flack and Harrison have hearings scheduled on the civil docket for Jan. 23-27.

Madison County foreclosures Jan. 9-11

Carrie Gonzalez Jan. 17, 2017, 12:37pm

There were eight foreclosures in Madison County from Jan. 9-11.

AFSCME uses fake 'compromise' to set stage for state worker strike

Mailee Smith, Illinois Policy Institute Jan. 17, 2017, 8:03am

AFSCME – the state’s largest government-worker union – spent two years pushing for contract provisions that would cost state taxpayers billions. Now that the union has lost before the state labor board, it has issued a “framework” for compromise. But that “framework” is merely a publicity stunt to make the union appear reasonable while union leaders threaten a strike to obtain contract provisions that burden state taxpayers.