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Madison County Democrat party bosses' hypocrisy on full display

The Madison County Record Jul. 23, 2016, 8:41am

Democrat party bosses' hypocrisy is unashamed and boundless. Voters can do something about this hypocrisy in November.

Insurer raises questions about unclaimed benefits bill; Hoping for Rauner's amendatory veto

Taryn Phaneuf Jul. 22, 2016, 2:41pm

SPRINGFIELD — In a legislative session noted as one of inaction until the brink of a new fiscal year, one bill Illinois lawmakers did manage to pass was a measure that requires life insurance companies to make an effort to track down beneficiaries of unclaimed policies, contracts and accounts when they know the policyholder has died.

Motorist alleges another driver's negligence caused crash

The Madison County Record Jul. 22, 2016, 2:08pm

EDWARDSVILLE — A Madison County man is suing two Illinois residents, alleging their negligence led to a car crash that injured the plaintiff.

Motorist alleges another driver caused crash

Maravillas Magtoto Jul. 22, 2016, 12:05pm

EDWARDSVILLE — A Madison County car owner is suing another motorist, alleging her negligence caused a car crash that injured the plaintiff..

Motorist alleges another driver's negligence caused crash

The Madison County Record Jul. 21, 2016, 2:13pm

EDWARDSVILLE — A Madison County woman is suing a motorist, alleging the defendant's negligence led to a car crash that injured the plaintiff. 

Illinois diverts federal funds from teachers to TRS

Cynthia Wolf, Illinois News Network Jul. 21, 2016, 1:02pm

Illinois’ most impoverished school districts have lost millions of dollars to a scheme intended to shore up the state’s monumentally underfunded teacher pension reserve.

Judges – and voters -- have power to stop lawsuit abuse

Travis Akin, Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch Jul. 21, 2016, 12:22pm

The yearlong budget battle in Springfield ended last month with a truce, as legislative leaders and Governor Rauner agreed to a six-month stopgap budget.

O'Fallon, Troy registered voter signatures sought for property tax freeze petition

Karen Kidd Jul. 21, 2016, 10:09am

A group interested in saving taxpayers money is looking for at least 1,250 registered voters in O’Fallon and Troy willing to sign a petition supporting property tax freeze, a spokesman for the group said during a recent interview.

Consumer accuses barbecue sauce manufacture of false advertising

The Madison County Record Jul. 20, 2016, 3:40pm

BELLEVILLE — A Randolph County man is suing a barbecue sauce manufacturer, alleging it falsely advertises that its ingredients are all natural.

Study indicates state judges show partisanship; pressures go away during last term of office, report says

Dawn Geske Jul. 20, 2016, 3:23pm

WASHINGTON  – A group of independent researchers have published a study that looks at the relationship between state judges and partisan decisions and concluded that judges are systematically biased.

Daughter blames multiple health care entities for father's death

The Madison County Record Jul. 20, 2016, 2:35pm

EDWARDSVILLE — A Madison County woman is suing multiple health care defendants, alleging their negligence caused the wrongful death of her father.

Task force finds problem of rising court costs

Dawn Geske Jul. 20, 2016, 7:47am

A new report shows that court costs have escalated across the state, creating a burden on residents that use the systems.

Republican Congressional Committee urges Baricevic to return $37,600 in questionable contributions

Carrie Salls Jul. 19, 2016, 4:09pm

WASHINGTON – The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) wants District 12 congressional candidate C.J. Baricevic to give back more than $37,000 in campaign contributions that were allegedly made as part of an illegal “straw man” scheme.

The Rule of Law is on life support; chaos and tyranny await at bedside

Tad Armstrong Jul. 19, 2016, 3:22pm

Fast and Furious…IRS targeting of conservatives…IRS destruction of evidence in the midst of an investigation…Veterans’ Administration fabrication of evidence…Benghazi…Eric Holder perjury…GSA Las Vegas extravaganzas…Solyndra…New Black Panthers…release of convicted violent illegal aliens…then there is Hillary (private servers, destruction of evidence, lying to Congress and the FBI, extremely careless actions putting our nation and people at risk).

Fundraising for judicial candidates rather modest in second quarter

Ann Maher Jul. 19, 2016, 2:52pm

While fundraising has yet to begin in earnest this election cycle - big money typically rolls in after Labor Day - state campaign finance reports for the second quarter show modest gains for local and regional candidates.

Motorist accuses another driver of causing accident

The Madison County Record Jul. 19, 2016, 2:32pm

EDWARDSVILLE — A Madison County woman is suing another motorist, alleging her negligence caused a vehicle crash that injured the plaintiff. 

Motorist alleges bar and grill owner's negligence led to car crash

The Madison County Record Jul. 19, 2016, 2:22pm

EDWARDSVILLE — A Madison County man is suing a the owners of a Wood River bar and grill, alleging they unlawfully sold liquor to intoxicated persons.

Trenton man blames dog owners for injuries

The Madison County Record Jul. 19, 2016, 2:09pm

EDWARDSVILLE — A Trenton man is suing two neighbors, alleging they failed to keep their dog from attacking the plaintiff. 

Motorist alleges Edwardsville driver's negligence led to crash

The Madison County Record Jul. 19, 2016, 1:58pm

EDWARDSVILLE — A Madison County woman is suing an Edwardsville man, alleging the defendant's negligence caused a car crash that injured the plaintiff. 

Equipment rental company alleges contractor owes $103,000

The Madison County Record Jul. 19, 2016, 1:45pm

EDWARDSVILLE — An equipment rental company is suing a contractor, alleging the defendant owes more than $103,000.