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Chicago alderman saved Trump $11.7 million in property tax appeal scheme

Austin Berg, Illinois Policy Institute May 2, 2016, 2:28pm

A new report revealed that Klafter & Burke, a property-tax law firm owned by Chicago Alderman Ed Burke, helped Donald Trump cut property taxes on his downtown Chicago hotel by nearly 40 percent over seven years, saving Trump and his investors $11.7 million.

Jurors reach defense verdict in conductor's case against Alton and Southern Railway

Ann Maher May 2, 2016, 2:59pm

St. Clair County jurors returned a verdict for Alton and Southern Railway last week in a trial involving a railroad conductor's personal injury suit.

St. Clair Co. judge denies Keystone Pipeline developers' attempt to transfer Bond Co. farmer's suit

The Madison County Record May 2, 2016, 5:58pm

St. Clair County Associate Judge Randall Kelley denied a motion from builders of the Keystone oil pipeline to transfer a Bond County farmer’s damage suit to Bond County circuit court.

Illinois: From Garden of Eden to living hell hole

The Madison County Record May 3, 2016, 8:26am

Selfish overspending is why all Illinois pension funds will soon be broke. When a state runs out of other peoples' money, you have Illinois.

Metro opposes mediation in passenger’s suit alleging eye popped out of his head

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo May 3, 2016, 8:28am

Metro opposes mediation in a passenger’s lawsuit alleging his prosthetic eye popped out of his head when the train doors closed on him as he was exiting.

Judge Kelley grants subpoena of patient’s mental health records in leg amputation suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo May 3, 2016, 8:43am

HSHS Medical Group is permitted to subpoena a patient’s confidential mental health records in a lawsuit alleging she allowed her leg wounds to become contaminated with dirt and pet hair, resulting in amputation.

Cahokia students’ mothers settle dispute over injured finger

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo May 3, 2016, 9:08am

After being ordered to resolve a dispute in mediation, the mothers of two 7th grade Cahokia students have reached an unknown settlement.

Scott Credit Union admits fraud, denies liability in former NFL player’s suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo May 3, 2016, 9:37am

Scott Credit Union admits that former Business Relationship Manager Theodore Longust embezzled funds and created fictitious loans, but denies that it is liable for his criminal conduct in a former St. Louis Cardinals football player’s suit alleging fraud.

Granite City collision case at trial in Judge Stobbs’ courtroom

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo May 3, 2016, 10:25am

A car accident lawsuit involving a Granite City collision is at trial in Madison County Circuit Judge Stephen Stobbs’ courtroom this week.

Madison County foreclosures April 25-29

Carrie Gonzolaz May 3, 2016, 10:32am

A list of recent Madison County foreclosures. Including Alton, Collinsville, East Alton, Edwardsville, Highland, Granite City and Wood River.

St. Clair County foreclosures April 20-29

Carrie Gonzolaz May 3, 2016, 10:36am

A list of recent St. Clair County foreclosures. Including Belleville, Cahokia, Caseyville, Collinsville, East St. Louis, Fairview Heights, Marissa, O'Fallon, Smithton and Swansea.

St. Clair County real estate April 20-25

Carrie Gonzolaz May 3, 2016, 10:39am

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.

Madison County real estate April 13-15

Carrie Gonzolaz May 3, 2016, 10:42am

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.

Madison County civil docket May 9-13

Carrie Gonzolaz May 3, 2016, 10:45am

Madison County Circuit Judges Mudge, Hylla, Matoesian, Crowder and Ruth have hearings scheduled on the civil docket for the week of May 9-13.

Madison County asbestos motion docket May 9-13

Carrie Gonzolaz May 3, 2016, 10:48am

The asbestos motion docket for Madison County will be held at 9 a.m. on May 9 and 13 in Associate Judge Stephen Stobb's courtroom, room 327, at the Madison County Circuit Court in Edwardsville.

Madison County asbestos jury docket May 9-13

Carrie Gonzolaz May 3, 2016, 10:52am

The asbestos jury docket for Madison County will be held at 9 a.m. on May 9 and 13 in Associate Judge Stephen Stobbs' courtroom, room 327, at the Madison County Circuit Court in Edwardsville.

J&J: Ovarian cancer ads saturating St. Louis market include info not allowed at trial

The Madison County Record May 3, 2016, 4:59pm

ST. LOUIS - Attorney advertising has prejudiced the regional jury pool against Johnson & Johnson, the company argued between trials that resulted in verdicts of $72 million and $55 million.

Missouri lawmakers raise the bar on expert witnesses in adopting Daubert standard

Taryn Phaneuf May 4, 2016, 6:32am

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri legislators have agreed to raise the standards of expert witnesses, passing a "Daubert" bill that modifies guidelines for admitting testimony.

Kurt Prenzler seeks an honest man in Madison County?

The Madison County Record May 4, 2016, 6:45am

Has the Greek philosopher Diogenes been reincarnated as Kurt Prenzler?

Petition drive to lower Madison County property taxes could use more signatures, proponents say

Karen Kidd May 4, 2016, 7:09am

A petition drive to lower property taxes in Madison County has achieved the bare minimum of signatures to put the question to voters in November, but proponents want extras to ensure it sticks.