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The deal Republicans should make on school funding in Illinois

Dan Proft Mar. 2, 2008, 3:00am

Proft A Democrat Governor proposes tax cuts, however fleeting, and Republican legislative leaders respond by asking, "How's he going to pay for them?"

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Don't let Lakin off the hook

News Service Mar. 2, 2008, 4:00am

Tom Lakin's fate shouldn't come so quickly. And his punishment shouldn't come so easy.

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New Lawsuits: Monday, Feb. 25

Steve Gonzalez Mar. 3, 2008, 12:00am

Fresh from the courthouse:

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New Lawsuits: Wednesday, Feb. 27

Steve Gonzalez Mar. 3, 2008, 12:30am

Fresh from the courthouse:

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New Lawsuits: Thursday, Feb. 28

Steve Gonzalez Mar. 3, 2008, 1:38am

Laurie Hilliard v. Thery Construction Company

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Woman files gender discrimation suit against Advance Auto Parts

Steve Gonzalez Mar. 3, 2008, 1:50am

A former employee of Advance Auto Parts filed a discrimination suit in U.S. District Court Feb. 26, alleging she was fired from her job because she is a woman.

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Judge to decide whether to accept Lakin plea agreement this morning

Steve Gonzalez Mar. 3, 2008, 2:55am

Tom Lakin (left) and Scott Rosenblum BENTON, Ill. -- A federal judge will decide during a hearing at 11 a.m. today whether to accept a binding plea agreement that would eliminate all sex charges against high profile Metro-East lawyer Tom Lakin in return for guilty pleas on drug charges.

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Ob-Gyn wants med-mal claim tossed

Steve Gonzalez Mar. 3, 2008, 4:30am

A Maryville obstetrician-gynecologist wants a medical malpractice claim filed against him dismissed because the pro se plaintiffs failed to file a written report from a health care professional detailing the cause for filing suit.

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Prosecutors will re-indict Lakin; trial continued

Steve Gonzalez Mar. 3, 2008, 5:26am

BENTON, Ill. -- Federal prosecutors said they would re-indict Tom Lakin in order to satisfy a judge's objections to a pre-arranged plea deal.

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Madison County's mediation rules approved by Illinois Supreme Court

Steve Gonzalez Mar. 4, 2008, 2:55am

Callis Madison County's Civil Division Mediation Program has recently been approved by the Illinois Supreme Court.

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Carr will be called by defense to testify in Thompson Coburn trial

Steve Gonzalez Mar. 4, 2008, 5:30am

Carrie Hogan When trial resumes Thursday in a case against Thompson Coburn, plaintiff Magna Bank will finally rest, but in an odd twist its lead lawyer Rex Carr will be called to testify by the defense.

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Woman who turns over property on quitclaim sues cousin for sale proceeds

Ann Knef Mar. 4, 2008, 6:00am

212 Ridgewood in Belleville A St. Clair County woman who turned over a nearly paid-off Belleville home to her cousin so the property could be fixed up and sold claims she's never received proceeds of the sale two years ago.

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Blindness could have been avoided if not for urinary tract infection diagnosis, says senior

Ann Knef Mar. 4, 2008, 7:40am

An active elderly woman who was diagnosed with a urinary traction at the Paris (Ill.) Community Hospital after complaining of double vision, painful eyes and a headache has filed a medical malpractice suit in St. Clair County Circuit Court.

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Law firm violated debt collection statute, federal suit alleges

Steve Gonzalez Mar. 4, 2008, 7:50am

Pauline Sumowski filed suit in federal court Feb. 27, alleging the law firm Baker, Miller, Markoff & Krasny, LLC of Chicago violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1692, when trying to collect a debt owed by her deceased husband.

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Woman taken off Coumadin suffers stroke, suit says

Ann Knef Mar. 4, 2008, 9:54am

A Cisne, Ill. woman claims she suffered a stroke after being advised by her doctor to stop taking anti-coagulant medication, according to a suit filed Feb. 25 in St. Clair County Circuit Court.

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Employee took more pay than was owed, suit says

Steve Gonzalez Mar. 6, 2008, 12:14am

Hulliung Gymnastics filed suit against a former employee in St. Clair County Circuit Court Feb. 26, alleging she executed paychecks substantially in excess of hours worked.

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Honda Gold Wing rider sues Pontiac Transport driver for accelerating too fast in reverse

Steve Gonzalez Mar. 6, 2008, 1:27am

A man who was injured when someone crashed into his motorcycle filed a personal injury and property damage suit in St. Clair County Circuit Court Feb. 26, seeking damages in excess of $52,500.

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Insurance company sued for not paying off mortgage after husband's death

Steve Gonzalez Mar. 6, 2008, 2:11am

Dawn Kay-Woods filed suit against Minnesota Life Insurance Company alleging the insurance company violated the Illinois Consumer Fraud Act by failing to pay an insurance claim after her husband died in a one-vehicle car crash on March 7, 2007.

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Meridian Bank files suit on unpaid loans

Steve Gonzalez Mar. 6, 2008, 3:35am

Meridian Bank filed suit against Steven Gardner and Patrick Parker in Madison County Circuit Court, alleging the defendants have failed to repay several loans.

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Torn, wrinkled carpet at Farm Fresh leads to $50k suit

Steve Gonzalez Mar. 6, 2008, 4:00am

Farm Fresh in Madison A woman who was allegedly injured after tripping on torn and wrinkled carpet at a Farm Fresh store in Madison filed a personal injury suit Feb. 27 in Madison County Circuit Court.

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