Bradley, Rauner continue scrap over staff pay; Democrat says governor’s office disrespecting House

SPRINGFIELD — A Southern Illinois Democrat and the governor’s office are exchanging words over the administration’s refusal to discuss staff salaries in front of an Illinois House committee. Rep. John Bradley, D-Marion, on Tuesday morning ripped Gov. Bruce Rauner’s office for twice refusing to send anyone to testify before the House Revenue and Finance Committee, which Bradley chairs. For its part, the Republican governor’s office says the hearing is a partisan scam and seeks information alrea Read More »

Customer blames Taco Bell in slip and fall suit

A man filed a complaint against a nationwide fast-food chain, claiming premises negligence in 2015 regarding a parking lot accident in which he slipped and fell. Fred Shaw filed a lawsuit June 15 in Madison County Circuit Court against Taco Bell Corporation alleging negligence in the May 2015 incident in Granite City. According to the filing, the plaintiff was lawfully on the premises of Taco Bell at its 2167 Madison Ave. location on May 6, 2015. Read More »