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Illinoisans deserve opt-out of ComEd's dangerous smart meters

The Madison County Record Apr. 1, 2016, 1:04pm

Illinois is in the midst of an avoidable, man-made health crisis. What happens when the state faces Flint’s horrible position concerning water, but with electricity? ComEd’s smart meter deployment is creating just such a tragic situation. It is up to the residents to take action, push legislators and the Illinois Commerce Commission for a permanent opt-out, and protect the children in Illinois as well as all living beings in the state.

Illinois property taxes are crushing homeowners

Austin Berg, Illinois Policy Institute Apr. 1, 2016, 1:29pm

Since 1990, the average property-tax bill in Illinois has grown more than three times faster than the state's median household income.

Woman claims negligence by driver left her injured

Molly English-Bowers Apr. 1, 2016, 3:58pm

BELLEVILLE – A motorist is suing over injuries she claims to have suffered when another driver rear-ended her vehicle.

Crossing guard alleges injuries from slip and fall on ice

Molly English-Bowers Apr. 1, 2016, 4:09pm

BELLEVILLE – A married couple is suing the husband's place of employment in connection with injuries he allegedly experienced during a fall on the workplace's premises.

Man sues over allegations that asbestos exposure led to disease

Molly English-Bowers Apr. 1, 2016, 4:18pm

BELLEVILLE – A laborer is suing a number of companies, claiming his work exposed him to asbestos that led him to develop mesothelioma.

Man sues own insurance company in underinsured motorist claim

Molly English-Bowers Apr. 1, 2016, 4:30pm

BELLEVILLE – A motorist is suing his insurance company to "enforce his rights" to an underinsured motorist claim, in the language of the suit.

Former SIUE chancellor among highest paid SURS' beneficiaries

Ann Maher Apr. 4, 2016, 1:11pm

Former Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville chancellor David Werner is among the highest paid beneficiaries of a state pension system that has $22.4 billion in unfunded liability.

Motorist claims rear-end collision caused injuries

Molly English-Bowers Apr. 4, 2016, 3:35pm

Story CopyBELLEVILLE – A motorist is suing over injuries she allegedly received in the course of an automobile accident.

Account holders claim fraud in Scott Credit Union's handling of their money

Molly English-Bowers Apr. 4, 2016, 3:40pm

BELLEVILLE – Two commercial account holders are claiming a credit union and one of its employees defrauded them.

Plaintiff claims asbestos exposure led him to develop mesothelioma

Molly English-Bowers Apr. 4, 2016, 3:46pm

BELLEVILLE – A laborer is suing over alleged exposure to asbestos during his work life, claiming such exposure led to a diagnosis of mesothelioma.

Consumer sues over alleged false 'all natural' label

Molly English-Bowers Apr. 4, 2016, 3:51pm

BELLEVILLE – A consumer has filed a class-action suit over what she alleges are false and deceptive claims by a manufacturer of beverages.

Plaintiff claims serious injuries in head-on collision with defendant's vehicle

Molly English-Bowers Apr. 4, 2016, 3:57pm

BELLEVILLE – An O'Fallon motorist is suing over injuries she alleges she received in the course of an automobile crash

First Collinsville Bank sues over alleged unpaid promissory notes

Molly English-Bowers Apr. 4, 2016, 5:51pm

BELLEVILLE – A local bank is suing over an allegedly unpaid promissory note.

Consumer claims 'natural' label on cleaning products is false

Molly English-Bowers Apr. 4, 2016, 5:58pm

BELLEVILLE – A woman has filed a class-action suit alleging that false claims were made by the manufacturer of household cleaning products.

Insurance dispute involving fatal '04 fire at Teresa's Inn in Wood River returns to Fifth District

The Madison County Record Apr. 5, 2016, 6:43am

SPRINGFIELD – Fifth District appellate judges answered every question in an insurance dispute except the question Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth asked, according to the Illinois Supreme Court.

Madison County asbestos motion docket April 11-15

Carrie Gonzolaz Apr. 5, 2016, 9:03am

The asbestos motion docket for Madison County will be held on April 11-15 in Associate Judge Stephen Stobbs' courtroom, room 327, at the Madison County Circuit Court in Edwardsville.

Madison County asbestos jury docket April 11

Carrie Gonzolaz Apr. 5, 2016, 9:04am

The asbestos jury docket for Madison County will be held at 9 a.m. on April 11 in Associate Judge Stephen Stobbs' courtroom, room 327, at the Madison County Circuit Court in Edwardsville.

Madison County civil docket April 11-15

Carrie Gonzolaz Apr. 5, 2016, 9:05am

Madison County Circuit Judges Ruth and Mudge have hearings scheduled on the civil docket for the week of April 11-15.

Madison County real estate March 21-24

Carrie Gonzolaz Apr. 5, 2016, 9:06am

A list of recent real estate transactions for Madison County. Including Alhambra, Alton, Bethalto, Collinsville, Cottage Hills, East Alton, Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, Godfrey, Granite City, Hamel, Hartford, Highland, Madison, Maryville, Moro, Pontoon Beach, Roxana, St. Jacob, Troy, Wood River and Worden.

St. Clair County real estate March 28-31

Carrie Gonzolaz Apr. 5, 2016, 9:07am

A list of recent real estate transactions for St. Clair County. Including Belleville, Cahokia, Caseyville, Collinsville, Dupo, East Carondelet, East St. Louis, Fairmont City, Fairview Heights, Freeburg, Lebanon, Marissa, Mascoutah, Millstadt, New Athens, New Baden, O’Fallon, Rauscher, St. Libory, Shiloh, Smithton, Swansea and Waterloo.