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Couple sues two drivers for April crash in Shiloh

Noddy A. Fernandez Jun. 12, 2017, 7:31am

BELLEVILLE — A driver and passenger are suing two other motorists holding them responsible for an April crash in Shiloh.

Madison County owes $4 million in unfunded pension liabilities; It's also paid nearly that much in interest in 10 years

Ann Maher Jun. 9, 2017, 4:01pm

Madison County owes more than $4 million in unfunded pension liabilities, according to Treasurer Chris Slusser. But what may be worse, he said, is that $3.8 million in tax payer dollars has been spent on interest payments over the last 10 years because of the county’s underfunding of two programs.

Jurors award $15 million over birth defects due to mother's Depakote use

Ann Maher Jun. 9, 2017, 3:02pm

A federal court jury has awarded $15 million to a mother whose son was born with spina bifida due to her use of Depakote while pregnant.

Illinois budget deficit projected to hit $6.2 billion by June 30, grow to $7.7 billion by June 2018

Eric Kohn, Illinois Policy Institute Jun. 8, 2017, 4:42pm

The state’s bill backlog is expected to hit $22.7 billion and pension costs are predicted to grow 14 percent by fiscal year 2018.

Scott Bibb historical marker to be unveiled this month in Alton

Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro Jun. 8, 2017, 12:41pm

An Illinois historical marker will be unveiled this month to honor an African American man who fought for his children’s civil rights in the 1800s.

Yandle denies tax buyers’ motion to file reply in support of summary judgment in St. Clair County bid rigging suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jun. 7, 2017, 2:49pm

U.S. District Judge Staci Yandle denied a group of St. Clair County tax buyers’ request to file a reply in support of their motion for summary judgment while St. Clair County and the former treasurer filed their own separate reply in a suit alleging they participated in a bid rigging scheme.

Retired judge Coady named IJA president

Mike Helenthal Jun. 7, 2017, 11:47am

CHICAGO — John Coady, a retired judge from the Fourth Judicial Circuit, was named the 2017-18 president of the Illinois Judges Association.

Our General Assembly is generally dissembling

The Madison County Record Jun. 7, 2017, 9:03am

Democrats in the Illinois General Assembly have their priorities. Getting a budget passed may not be one of them, but finding new sources of revenue to share with their cronies – or simply squander – apparently is.

District court sets aside default judgment against GRC, orders case against golf cart manufacturer to proceed

Denise Royal Jun. 7, 2017, 7:43am

A federal court ruling yielded mixed results for Makanda, Illinois golf cart company B&B Golf Carts. The company is suing shuttered GRC Golf Products, after placing numerous orders for various types of golf carts from GRC during 2016. All told, B&B alleges GRC is in arrears for nearly $109,000 for golf carts and replacement tires and wheels.

Former judge Murphy called up in Tillery’s suit against economists involving minor league baseball class action

The Madison County Record Jun. 7, 2017, 7:13am

BENTON – Stephen Tillery has retained former U.S. district judge Patrick Murphy to pursue a claim that failure of a research contractor jeopardized a possible class action among minor league baseball players.

Madison County real estate May 8-10

Carrie Gonzalez Jun. 6, 2017, 8:05pm

A Glen Carbon home sold for more than $348,000 as part of the recent Madison County real estate transactions for May 8-10.

Madison County foreclosures May 26-June 5

Carrie Gonzalez Jun. 6, 2017, 8:01pm

There were 11 foreclosures in Madison County from May 26-June 5.

Geico seeks to dismiss suit alleging vehicle evidence shipped to Africa; Insurer says underlying collision suits have been settled

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jun. 6, 2017, 7:11pm

Geico seeks to dismiss an East St. Louis trucking company’s lawsuit alleging the insurance company shipped a vehicle to Africa that was evidence in three lawsuits that have since been settled.

St. Clair County real estate May 9-11

Carrie Gonzalez Jun. 6, 2017, 7:03pm

An O'Fallon property sold for more than $416,000 as part of the recent St. Clair County real estate transactions for May 9-11.

Crowder selected as Secretary of the Illinois Judges Association

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jun. 6, 2017, 6:57pm

Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder was selected to serve as the Secretary of the Illinois Judges Association during the annual meeting on June 2.

Former judge Baricevic represents tax buyer convicted of bid rigging in former wife’s suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jun. 6, 2017, 5:43pm

John Vassen, who pleaded guilty to rigging bids at tax sales, his brother and his father’s estate all seek to dismiss Vassen’s former wife’s suit seeking $714,757, arguing that she conducted improper service.

Don’t let them get away with it

Matt Besler, Illinois Opportunity Project Jun. 6, 2017, 5:24pm

Budget negotiations must begin with reforms to the programs that drive state spending up and the policies that drive families and businesses out.

Madison County asbestos jury docket June 12

Carrie Gonzalez Jun. 6, 2017, 5:24pm

The Madison County asbestos jury docket is scheduled for June 12 in Associate Judge Stephen Stobbs' courtroom, room 327.

Madison County asbestos motion docket June 12-16

Carrie Gonzalez Jun. 6, 2017, 5:23pm

The Madison County asbestos motion docket is scheduled for June 12-16 at 9 a.m. in Associate Judge Stephen Stobbs' courtroom, room 327.

Madison County civil docket June 12-15

Carrie Gonzalez Jun. 6, 2017, 5:22pm

There are seven cases with hearings scheduled on the Madison County civil docket from June 12-15 with Circuit Judges Ruth, Matoesian and Dugan and Associate Fudge Harrison.