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New domestic violence court aims to reduce offense and help victims

Taryn Phaneuf May 27, 2016, 10:32am

EDWARDSVILLE — The Madison County Circuit Court will open a Domestic Violence Accountability Court on June 1 — the second such program in the state.

Legislators need to recognize strong public support and move on property tax freeze, advocate says

Karen Kidd May 27, 2016, 8:38am

SPRINGFIELD – A bill to freeze property taxes likely won't pass in the waning days of this legislative session, but a reform advocate believes that eventually some measure will pass.

Watchdog says GOP lawmakers will call for Mautino's resignation

Russell Boniface May 27, 2016, 8:18am

Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino is currently facing a federal investigation after questions arose over his campaign spending during his 24-year tenure as a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives.

Illinois tax payers cannot afford state public sector pay, Illinois Policy Institute says

Karen Kidd May 27, 2016, 7:50am

Illinois state public sector pay is outpacing salaries in the private sector, in large part because of union representation, Ted Dabrowski, vice president of policy at the Illinois Policy Institute, said. The median salary for a worker represented by American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) increased more than 40 percent from 2005 to 2014, to more than $62,800 in that last year.

The most unbalanced budget in state history

Letter to Editor May 27, 2016, 7:00am

There is only one way to change the way Illinois state legislature operates: change out Illinois state legislators.

Woman says motorist ran red light

Philip Gonzales May 26, 2016, 7:43pm

BELLEVILLE — A woman is suing a driver, alleging negligence and reckless conduct and claiming that insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

Woman blame motorist for high-speed crash

Philip Gonzales May 26, 2016, 7:38pm

BELLEVILLE — A woman is suing a motorist for allegedly slamming into her vehicle while making an illegal turn, citing negligence.

Pit bull owners accused of negligence

Philip Gonzales May 26, 2016, 7:30pm

EDWARDSVILLE — A man is suing four people, alleging negligence in connection with a dog attack.

Man says doctor missed fracture dislocation

Louie Torres May 26, 2016, 7:24pm

PINCKNEYVILLE — A man is suing a doctor for allegedly failing to diagnose a fracture dislocation of his ankle, claiming negligence.

First Clover Leaf stockholders claim $90 million deal is inadequate; Class action filed in Madison County

Ann Maher May 26, 2016, 12:07pm

Stockholders of Edwardsville-based First Clover Leaf Bank have filed a proposed class action against the company's board of directors over their recent decision to be acquired by Mattoon-based First Mid-Illinois.

Ford's personal jurisdiction appeal in Madison County asbestos case will go to Fifth District; Supreme Court orders it so

Ann Maher May 26, 2016, 10:06am

The Fifth District Appellate Court has been ordered to hear Ford Motor Co.'s appeal on whether Madison County has personal jurisdiction over the Michigan-based auto maker in an asbestos case brought by Florida plaintiffs.

Motorist says negligence led to collision that caused injuries

Louie Torres May 25, 2016, 7:18pm

EDWARDSVILLE — A motorist is suing another driver, claiming that negligence led to a collision that caused injuries.

Bicyclist says sidewalk defect led to injuries

Louie Torres May 25, 2016, 7:12pm

EDWARDSVILLE — A man is suing The Village of Glen Carbon, a local government, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence.

Medical facility accused of safety shortcoming

Louie Torres May 25, 2016, 7:09pm

EDWARDSVILLE — An estate executor is suing Alton Memorial Hospital, d/b/a Eunice Smith Home, a medical facility, citing negligence and alleging that insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

Widow claims asbestos exposure led to death

Michael Abella May 25, 2016, 7:04pm

BELLEVILLE — A widow is suing Ameron International Corp., Armstrong International, Inc., Aurora Pump Co. and multiple other defendants, alleging negligence, fraudulent misrepresentation and other counts in connection with asbestos exposure.

Insurer fights request for $100,000

Michael Abella May 25, 2016, 6:55pm

EAST ST. LOUIS — An insurer is suing John Beck, Joyce Beck, Stephen Beck and Lisa Beck, New York residents, seeking to deny a request for $100,000 in underinsured motorist coverage.

High court agrees to hear Union Pacific's 'sole cause' defense appeal; Fifth District had overturned verdict for railroad

Ann Maher May 25, 2016, 2:03pm

The Illinois Supreme Court has agreed to hear the appeal of Union Pacific Railroad which seeks relief from an appellate court ruling that reversed a jury verdict in its favor.

Illinois has become a national punch line.

Travis Akin, Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch May 25, 2016, 12:12pm

Chief Executive Magazine just came out with a report ranking Illinois the third worst state in the nation for business.

Economic conditions and other causes have led to 'huge domestic migration,' Illinois Policy Institute says

Karen Kidd May 25, 2016, 8:01am

Chicago's population declined by 2,890 during the 12-month period, the second worst in the nation. Chicago ranked behind Detroit, which sustained a population decline 3,107, according to the U.S. Census data.

Supreme Court hands down discipline to two area attorneys

Ann Maher May 25, 2016, 7:52am

The Illinois Supreme Court on May 18 imposed sanctions on two area attorneys for misconduct that included concealing the death of a clent and selling marijuana.