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Cueto spends twice as much as Evans raises

Ann Knef Aug. 1, 2006, 12:08am

Republican candidate for St. Clair County Circuit Judge Paul Evans raised $20,790 between Jan. 1 and June 30, according to a semi-annual report filed with the Illinois State Board of Elections on Monday.

Kardis sued by tenant claiming injuries in parking lot fall

Steve Gonzalez Aug. 1, 2006, 12:15am

Phillip Kardis Former Madison County Circuit Judge Phillip Kardis was sued in the court where he once presided by a tenant who claims she injured herself in an East Alton apartment parking lot he owns.

McGlynn-Stewart on par in fund raising

Ann Knef Aug. 1, 2006, 12:56am

Candidates for the 5th Appellate Court each raised a little more than $140,000 over the past six months, according to financial reports filed with the Illinois State Board of Elections.

Attorneys wrangle over representation in Hartford vapor case

Steve Korris Aug. 1, 2006, 7:26am

Hartford residents who proposed a class action suit over petroleum vapors in their homes did not get a class action, but Hartford residents who filed a regular suit over the vapors have agreed to settle it as a class action.

Retention committee raises close to $50k

Steve Gonzalez Aug. 1, 2006, 8:02am

The committee to retain Judges Ann Callis, John Knight and Charles Romani reported raising $47,992.21 since the trio organized the Committee to Keep Madison & Bond Counties Safe on April 10.

Metro East plaintiff's attorneys withholding financial support from governor

Ann Knef Aug. 1, 2006, 9:20am

Only 10 Metro-East individuals or businesses made contributions of $150 or more to Judy Baar Topinka's campaign committee between Jan. 1 and June 30, according to a financial report filed with the Illinois State Board of Elections on Monday.

Maddox to rule on Alliance class action

Steve Korris Aug. 1, 2006, 11:00am

Circuit Judge Lola Maddox must decide whether to proceed with a Lakin Law Firm suit that has exposed Madison County to national ridicule.

McGlynn picks up ICJL endorsement

Ann Knef Aug. 1, 2006, 11:49am

Justice Steven McGlynn An appointment to the Illinois Appellate Court a little more than a year ago has been the greatest honor of Justice Steven McGlynn's life.

Summary judgment for Airborne upheld by appellate court

Steve Gonzalez Aug. 1, 2006, 12:22pm

Terrance Hopkins The Illinois Appellate Court ruled that former Circuit Judge Phillip Kardis made the right decision when he granted Airborne Express' motion for summary judgment.

Touchette Regional sued for woman's post-partum death

Ann Knef Aug. 2, 2006, 9:16am

Pamela Alls is suing Touchette Regional Hospital in Centreville on behalf of Erica Lewis who died Jan. 16, 2005, after giving birth.

Docs sued for not timely treating colon cancer

Ann Knef Aug. 2, 2006, 10:03am

A St. Clair County woman and her husband are suing a pair of Belleville doctors for failing to timely treat her colon cancer.

Former ESL cop sues city for damaging his reputation

Ann Knef Aug. 2, 2006, 10:26am

An East St. Louis police officer who quit his job in 2001 after taking off several months for family leave, is suing the city and several officials for making it impossible for him to find work.

Sims asks for clemency

Steve Gonzalez Aug. 3, 2006, 3:24am

Child killer Paula Sims filed a request for clemency with the Illinois Prisoner Review Board last week claiming she no longer poses a risk to society. She suffered from postpartum depression, she claims in her petition, at the time she drown her two infant daughters first in 1985 and again in 1989.

Governor sprinkles another $1 million on Simmons' baseball dream

Ann Knef Aug. 3, 2006, 5:35am

Senator Luechtefeld The bad news: Illinois has the largest state budget deficit in the nation at $3 billion, according to analysis conducted by the Rockford Register Star. The good news (for some) in the cash-strapped state is that Governor Rod Blagojevich found another $1 million to sprinkle on asbestos lawyer John Simmons' baseball dream in Marion.

Asbestos Motion Docket: Wednesday, Aug. 16

Carrie Gonzalez Aug. 3, 2006, 3:24pm

10 a.m.

Tour ends

The Madison County Record Aug. 6, 2006, 7:16am

To the editor:

Bush league

The Madison County Record Aug. 6, 2006, 8:51am

Taking economic development advice from an asbestos lawyer is akin to Tony LaRussa asking Cubs management how to build a World Series champion.

Media hog

The Madison County Record Aug. 6, 2006, 10:51am

Filed under "it's amazing what one can accomplish when you don't care who gets the credit," Associate Judge Barbara Crowder defied oppressive heat and overcame the inconvenience of judging without a courtroom by performing weddings on the courthouse steps during a power outage Friday, July 20.

Butter on steps renders Casino Queen unseaworthy, suit says

Ann Knef Aug. 7, 2006, 9:05am

An accumulation of butter on steps inside the Casino Queen rendered the gambling boat unseaworthy, according to a personal injury lawsuit filed by an employee.

Railroad worker claims repetitive work caused injury

Steve Gonzalez Aug. 7, 2006, 9:09am

Dennis Hall of Poplar Bluff, Mo. filed a Federal Employers' Liability Act suit against Union Pacific Railroad in U.S. District Court July 31, alleging his employer failed to provide him a safe place to work.