Top News

Fifth District: Collinsville officer abused rights of driver who possessed 33 grams of heroin

The Madison County Record Aug. 15, 2017, 4:33pm

MOUNT VERNON – Collinsville policeman Stacey McElroy plucked more than an ounce of heroin from a car after 16 minutes of investigation, too slow for appellate judges who found he abused the driver’s rights by taking so long.

Madison County foreclosures July 28-Aug. 2

Elizabeth Alt Aug. 15, 2017, 3:18pm

There were 22 foreclosures in Madison County from July 28 to Aug. 2.

Appeal granted to Ricki Jones in tax dispute with former wife reversed at Fifth District

The Madison County Record Aug. 15, 2017, 1:39pm

MOUNT VERNON – Madison County Associate Judge Martin Mengarelli improperly granted former embezzler Ricki Jones an appeal in a tax dispute with former wife Dorothy Boos, Fifth District judges decided on Aug. 11.

Defense Counsel Journal covers various privacy law topics in free summer issue

Kacie Whaley Aug. 15, 2017, 1:09pm

The International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) is releasing a free summer 2017 edition of its legal journal dedicated to privacy and data protection law.

'Speculation' about Cook County 'pop tax' proves accurate

The Madison County Record Aug. 15, 2017, 12:54pm

“As to the concerns that improper collection of the tax will open the Merchants up to litigation, any such notion is merely speculation at this point and does not render the Ordinance unconstitutionally vague.”

St. Clair County real estate July 24 -27

Elizabeth Alt Aug. 15, 2017, 11:00am

An O'Fallon property sold for more than $500,000 as part of the recent St. Clair County real estate transactions for July 24-27.

St. Clair County foreclosures Aug. 2-9

Elizabeth Alt Aug. 15, 2017, 10:49am

There were five foreclosures in St. Clair County from Aug. 2-9.

State Farm brief disputes federal jurisdiction in $10 billion RICO claim

The Madison County Record Aug. 15, 2017, 7:46am

EAST ST. LOUIS – Plaintiffs who claim State Farm rigged the election of Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier in 2004 don’t match a precedent that would qualify their claim for U.S. district court, according to State Farm.

St. Clair County seeks class certification in Trinity guard rail litigation

The Madison County Record Aug. 14, 2017, 5:47pm

EAST ST. LOUIS – St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly and special assistant David Cates, who claim a Texas firm must remove bad guardrails from roads statewide, expect local crews to distinguish good ones from bad ones.

I-LAW: Darkness of litigation will last a lot longer than solar eclipse

Ann Maher Aug. 14, 2017, 5:27pm

Travis Akin, who heads the tort reform group Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch, said he can't predict what litigation trends will emerge post- solar eclipse, but he believes that "darkness" created by "frivolous" lawsuits will last a lot longer than the two and a half minutes or so that southern Illinoisans - and others - will experience mid-day a week from today.

Tamaroa man alleges ankle injury not properly diagnosed

Angelica Saylo Pilo Aug. 14, 2017, 5:17pm

EAST ST. LOUIS – A Tamaroa man alleges his medical condition was not properly diagnosed or treated.

Labor union fund alleges Inland Technologies failed to pay contributions

Angelica Saylo Pilo Aug. 14, 2017, 5:15pm

EAST ST. LOUIS – Trustees of a labor union fund allege that a Millstadt employer failed to pay contributions.

Foley trial continued to October

Ann Maher Aug. 14, 2017, 4:26pm

Madison County Circuit Judge Kyle Napp has continued today's trial setting for Matthew J. Foley, 37, of Edwardsville, who is accused of attacking Board Chairman Kurt Prenzler at a fundraiser in Madison in March.

Madison County Treasurer to expedite school fund payments

The Madison County Record Aug. 14, 2017, 3:25pm

Madison County Treasurer Chris Slusser said his office will be expediting property tax distributions in September to help some local school districts at least temporarily avoid a funding crisis, according to a press release from his office.

Illinois Senate passes Chicago bailout, overrides Rauner's amendatory veto

Austin Berg, Illinois Policy Institute Aug. 14, 2017, 12:46pm

All Senate Democrats and one Republican voted to override Gov. Bruce Rauner and pass Senate Bill 1 in its original form, including a bailout for Chicago Public Schools.

Man alleges injuries while lifting heavy rigging

Angelica Saylo Pilo Aug. 14, 2017, 12:38pm

BELLEVILLE – An Illinois seaman alleges he was injured when he attempted to lift heavy rigging equipment.

Nurse alleges injuries from falling ceiling tile, pipe piece

Angelica Saylo Pilo Aug. 14, 2017, 12:37pm

BELLEVILLE – An East Alton business is facing allegations from a nurse that she was injured by a falling pipe during ceiling maintenance at her place of employment.

Client claims attorney failed to file suit against St. Clair County Coroner's Office on time

Angelica Saylo Pilo Aug. 14, 2017, 12:35pm

BELLEVILLE – An attorney is facing a suit from a former client who alleges her claim was not filed in a timely manner.

East St. Louis woman files suit over alleged burn injuries sustained in childhood

Angelica Saylo Pilo Aug. 14, 2017, 12:34pm

BELLEVILLE – An East St. Louis woman has filed a suit against a deceased man over burn injuries she alleges she sustained almost 20 years ago.

Motorist alleges distracted driver caused collision in St. Clair County

Angelica Saylo Pilo Aug. 14, 2017, 10:11am

BELLEVILLE – A Millstadt woman is alleged to have been driving distracted when she struck another vehicle in St. Clair County.