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O'Fallon mayoral candidate condemns labor union over threats at hospital work site

Ann Maher Apr. 1, 2017, 4:33pm

O'Fallon mayoral candidate Phil Goodwin condemned actions by laborers from the International Union Local 670 at the construction site of St. Elizabeth's Hospital last week, which according to a memo prepared by a responding police officer prompted the department to step up patrols and the contractor to seek extra security.

Herndon clarifies Hale v. State Farm, opening door beyond $9 billion dispute

The Madison County Record Apr. 3, 2017, 6:53am

U.S. District Judge David Herndon, who last year certified an exact replica of a 20th Century class against State Farm in state court, now changes the order to make the class bigger.

Analysis: Pension fiasco spells future trouble for Illinois

John Sammon Apr. 3, 2017, 4:32pm

CHICAGO — The state's mountain of retirement-related debt is $267 billion, up from $203 billion in 2010, according to new analysis from the Illinois Policy Institute.

District court ruling denies defendants' motions to dismiss counterclaims in truck-stop injury case

Tabitha Fleming Apr. 3, 2017, 5:05pm

U.S. District Judge Nancy Rosenstengel has denied defense motions to dismiss counterclaims in a case involving a truck-stop accident where a semi-truck driver ran over a pedestrian's leg.

Moody's warning of an 'inflection' point in Illinois signals need for reform

Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner, Illinois Policy Institute Apr. 4, 2017, 7:05am

Illinois lawmakers should heed Moody’s Investors Service’s warnings about the state’s precarious economic health and dire fiscal situation and enact major structural spending reforms to balance the budget.

Case of 4-year-old struck and killed in 2014 back before St. Clair County court

Karen Kidd Apr. 4, 2017, 7:31am

The case of a St. Clair County mother suing the father of her 4-year-old son and the driver of a vehicle that allegedly struck and killed him in 2014 is now back before the trial court in St. Clair County after an appeals court vacated a previous ruling.

Fifth District overturns Kievlan in hospitals' move for substitution

Chandra Lye Apr. 4, 2017, 8:05am

The Fifth District Appellate Court has overturned the decision of St. Clair County Associate Judge Patricia Kievlan who denied St. Elizabeth's Hospital's motion to substitute her as judge in a slate of cases involving unpaid bills.

Motorcyclist awarded $50,000 in suit alleging he crashed to avoid girl on bicycle; Jury found plaintiff was 30 percent liable

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Apr. 4, 2017, 10:17am

A St. Clair County jury awarded a motorcyclist $50,000 in a crash he says was caused when he had to swerve to avoid a minor girl who rode her bicycle into his path, but found the plaintiff was 30 percent negligent in the collision.

St. Clair County jury awards motorist more than $35,000

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Apr. 4, 2017, 10:45am

A St. Clair County jury awarded a motorist more than $35,000 in damages following a Belleville rear-end collision.

St. Clair County jury awards motorist more than $7,000 following Caseyville collision

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Apr. 4, 2017, 10:50am

A St. Clair County jury awarded a motorist $7,654.08 in damages for a Caseville accident allegedly caused by a driver who collided with the plaintiff while attempting to change lanes.

St. Clair County foreclosures March 23-27

Carrie Gonzalez Apr. 4, 2017, 12:51pm

There were seven foreclosures in St. Clair County from March 23-27.

Madison County foreclosures March 23-April 3

Carrie Gonzalez Apr. 4, 2017, 12:51pm

There were 18 foreclosures in Madison County from March 23-April 3.

St. Clair County real estate March 21-27

Carrie Gonzalez Apr. 4, 2017, 1:01pm

An O'Fallon home sold for $466,000 as part of the recent St. Clair County real estate transactions for March 21-27.

Madison County asbestos jury docket April 10

Carrie Gonzalez Apr. 4, 2017, 1:06pm

The Madison County asbestos jury docket is scheduled for April 10 at 9 a.m. in Associate Judge Stephen Stobbs' courtroom, room 327.

Madison County asbestos motion docket April 10-12

Carrie Gonzalez Apr. 4, 2017, 1:32pm

The Madison County asbestos motion docket is scheduled for April 10 and 12 at 9 a.m. in Associate Judge Stephen Stobbs' courtroom, room 327.

Madison County civil docket April 10-13

Carrie Gonzalez Apr. 4, 2017, 1:42pm

There are 25 cases with hearings scheduled on the Madison County civil docket for April 10-13.

Madison County real estate March 15-21

Carrie Gonzalez Apr. 4, 2017, 2:34pm

An Edwardsville home sold for $445,000 as part of the recent Madison County real estate transactions for March 15-21.

Employee alleges Hucks used photo without consent

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Apr. 4, 2017, 3:22pm

An employee is suing Hucks for allegedly using her photograph on commercial advertisements without consent.

Former employee alleges wrongful termination over medical leave

Noddy A. Fernandez Apr. 4, 2017, 3:36pm

EDWARDSVILLE — A former employee is suing a Collinsville video gaming business for alleged termination in retaliation for exercising his right to medical leave.

Woman alleges injuries from bar fight at Mac's Time Out Lounge

Noddy A. Fernandez Apr. 4, 2017, 3:42pm

EDWARDSVILLE — A woman is suing an Alton bar for alleged injuries she sustained as a bystander during a fight.