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Illinois work comp needs reform, critics say; Bloated government is ‘hindrance to progress, trade and prosperity’

Ann Maher Aug. 29, 2016, 3:43pm

Critics of bloated state government point to the Illinois Workers Compensation Commission (IWCC) as a prime example of inefficiency.

Madigan's map

Austin Berg, Illinois Policy Institute Aug. 29, 2016, 11:26am

In a 4-3 ruling, the Illinois Supreme Court erased from November ballots a referendum on legislative mapmaking, and handed a major victory to Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan Aug. 25.

Government needs to stop picking energy winners and losers

The Madison County Record Aug. 29, 2016, 11:17am

Illinois corn farmers and ethanol producers have benefitted from the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), which has effectively created a sustainable and independent market for conventional ethanol.

Jailed man sues Belleville attorney alleging legal fees were taken during a suspension

The Madison County Record Aug. 29, 2016, 8:53am

BENTON – Belleville lawyer Charles Stegmeyer took a fee while his license was suspended, a former client pleads from Pinckneyville jail.  

Former state’s attorney hired at IDOT; Boyd had bogus charges against sheriff who investigated Michael Cook

The Madison County Record Aug. 29, 2016, 7:51am

Former Pike County state’s attorney Carrie Boyd, who brought a bogus felony charge against a sheriff who investigated former St. Clair County judge Michael Cook, has found a job at the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Rally held in support of Lavite; Veterans demand he be allowed back in administration building

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Aug. 27, 2016, 2:34pm

“Veteran’s Lives Matter!” That is the chant a group of about 30 people were yelling at a rally on Friday in support of Madison County’s Veterans Assistance Commission Superintendent Brad Lavite.

Supporters of Independent Map Amendment blast decision

Ann Maher Aug. 26, 2016, 5:11pm

Supporters of the Independent Map Amendment are blasting Thursday's Supreme Court ruling which keeps the design of legislative maps in the hands of politicians.

Three Millstadt residents allege dog owner failed to prevent attack

Michael Abella Aug. 26, 2016, 2:09pm

BELLEVILLE — Three Millstadt residents are suing two neighbors, alleging the defendants failed to stop their dog from attacking the plaintiffs. 

Customer sues Bond Drug over slip and fall at Cahokia store

Michael Abella Aug. 26, 2016, 1:29pm

BELLEVILLE — An East Carondolet woman is suing Bond Drug and Walgreen, alleging their negligence cause her to fall at a store and suffer injuries.

Resident accuses long term care facility of negligence

The Madison County Record Aug. 26, 2016, 12:15pm

BELLEVILLE — An Illinois woman is suing a Belleville convalescent center, alleging its negligence led to the plaintiff suffering a broken hip.

Motorist alleges O'Fallon driver's negligence caused crash

Michael Abella Aug. 26, 2016, 12:04pm

BELLEVILLE — A St, Clair County woman is suing an O'Fallon motorist, alleging his negligence caused a vehicle crash that injured the plaintiff. 

Busch Stadium concession 'volunteer' plans to appeal arbitration order in proposed wage class action

The Madison County Record Aug. 26, 2016, 7:29am

ST. LOUIS – Matthew Leonard, loser of a suit demanding wages for groups that raise money by toiling at Busch Stadium concession stands, plans to appeal.  

Illinois Supreme Court strikes down Independent Map Amendment

Illinois News Network Aug. 26, 2016, 6:31am

A muzzle has been placed on the people of Illinois. That’s according to dissenting Illinois Supreme Court Justice Robert Thomas in the court’s decision striking down the Independent Map Amendment.

Rally set Friday in support of Lavite's return to office

The Madison County Record Aug. 25, 2016, 3:50pm

A rally is set in support of Veterans Assistance Commission Superintendent Brad Lavite on the plaza of the Madison County administration building at 10 a.m. on Friday.

Motorist blames St. Clair County driver for causing crash

Michael Abella Aug. 25, 2016, 1:25pm

BELLEVILLE — An O'Fallon man is suing a St. Clair County motorist, alleging the defendant's negligence led to a crash that injured the plaintiff. 

Insurance provider accuses disabled employee of fraud

Michael Abella Aug. 25, 2016, 12:47pm

BELLEVILLE — A workers compensation insurance provider is suing a disabled employee, alleging misrepresentation and concealment of material facts.

Loan provider sues St. Clair County students over loan default

Michael Abella Aug. 25, 2016, 12:31pm

BELLEVILLE — A student loan provider is suing two St. Clair County residents, alleging the defendants owe more than $59,000. 

Ameren Illinois alleges excavation company cut underground cable

The Madison County Record Aug. 25, 2016, 12:19pm

BELLEVILLE — An underground cable owner is suing an excavating company, alleging the defendant's negligence led to the cutting of the plaintiff's cable wire. 

St. Clair County pedestrian alleges motorist ran him over

Michael Abella Aug. 25, 2016, 11:47am

BELLEVILLE — A St. Clair County man is suing a motorist, alleging negligence in running over the plaintiff and causing injuries. 

Customer blames Edwardsville bar for assault in Dram Shop suit

Maravillas Magtoto Aug. 24, 2016, 3:50pm

EDWARDSVILLE — A Madison County man is suing an Edwardsville bar and owners, alleging negligence in preventing an assault on the plaintiff.