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Okawville farmer edges out Evans and Weber in 108th District

Ann Maher Mar. 20, 2012, 5:00pm

Meier Okawville farmer Charlie Meier has won a three-way GOP primary race for state representative in the 108th House District.

East St. Louis voters reject referendum on Elections Board

Ann Maher Mar. 20, 2012, 4:48pm

Hawkins Voters in East St. Louis resoundingly rejected a call for disbanding the city's election board.

Burkart over Rabe in GOP race for Romani seat; Cruse over Keeley

Ann Maher Mar. 20, 2012, 4:29pm

Burkart Hamel attorney Thomas Burkart won the Republican nomination over Mark Rabe of Edwardsville to run as Madison County circuit judge in the November election.

Turnout low in St. Clair County, Clerk says

Ann Maher Mar. 20, 2012, 9:14am

Delaney St. Clair County Clerk Bob Delaney said that voter turnout is "really low" in today's primary election.

Mudge denies motion for sanctions against Syngenta over expert's hire date

Ann Maher Mar. 20, 2012, 8:38am

Coursey Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge has denied a plaintiffs' motion for sanctions involving a defense expert's hire date in a proposed class action over the weed killer atrazine.

Hawkins is confident that voters will reject ESL election law

Ann Maher Mar. 19, 2012, 11:25am

Hawkins Matt Hawkins, president of the East St. Louis Alliance for Change, is confident that a referendum he fought to get on tomorrow's election ballot will succeed.

Evans takes swing at Weber over asbestos referral fee; Weber says Evans is 'desperate'

Ann Maher Mar. 16, 2012, 7:49am

Evans With just days to go before the March 20 primary election, State Rep. Paul Evans (R-O'Fallon) took a big swing at rival Don Weber of Troy claiming he accepted asbestos referral fees from the SimmonsCooper law firm several years ago while on the public payroll.

Wharton vacancy: Fohne Keeley has fund-raising advantage over Cruse

Ann Maher Mar. 15, 2012, 10:29am

Cruse An infusion of cash into Democrat Zina Cruse's campaign for circuit judge in the 20th Judicial Circuit doesn't come close to rival Anne Fohne Keeley's self-funded crusade, but the names of Cruse's contributors reads sort of like a "who's who" list.

Mudge rules against Syngenta in 'trade secret' document issue; Admonishes defendant for mislabeling emails for privilege sake

Ann Maher Mar. 15, 2012, 9:22am

Mudge Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge ruled that certain defense documents in a proposed class action against atrazine-maker Syngenta are not confidential trade secrets.

Driver claims injuries in Homer Adams Parkway accident

Ann Maher Mar. 15, 2012, 4:10am

A westbound driver on Homer Adams Parkway in Alton claims he suffered injuries when another driver crashed into the rear of his vehicle.

Injuries claimed in Alton accident seven years ago

Ann Maher Mar. 15, 2012, 3:49am

A woman injured in a rear-end accident nearly seven years ago in Alton has filed suit in Madison County Circuit Court.

ConocoPhillips and guard rail manufacturer sued over worker's fall from scaffold

Ann Maher Mar. 14, 2012, 2:35pm

The manufacturer of a guardrail system is being sued after a worker performing maintenance on a storage tank at the Wood River Refinery fell to his death approximately 40 feet below.

Golden Corral sued by woman who trips near buffet line

Ann Maher Mar. 14, 2012, 11:12am

A Granite City woman who tripped over carpeting at a Collinsville Golden Corral restaurant is suing.

Taxi driver and company sued over passenger's assault five years ago; Plaintiff claims memories had been repressed

Ann Maher Mar. 14, 2012, 10:15am

A Collinsville woman claims she was drugged and touched in a highly offensive manner after a taxi driver failed to take her to a concert in St. Louis more than five years ago.

Cook County is inconvenient says mother in class action against IDHS

Ann Maher Mar. 14, 2012, 9:28am

Saddler A Madison County single mother and childcare benefit recipient has filed suit against the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) claiming it unfairly files collection actions in Cook County Circuit Court, an inconvenient forum.

Chapman dismisses township assessor's budget cut lawsuit

Ann Maher Mar. 8, 2012, 4:21am

McRae Madison County Associate Judge Thomas Chapman has dismissed a longtime elected official's lawsuit against the township she serves.

Union Pacific to get new trial after $1.25 million verdict

Ann Maher Mar. 7, 2012, 7:58am

Jones A $1.25 million plaintiff's verdict has been reversed at the Fifth District Appellate Court and remanded to Madison County for a new trial.

Mudge considering motion to certify Netco class action

Ann Maher Mar. 6, 2012, 9:00am

Bott Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge has taken under advisement a motion to certify a class action against Netco over mortgage-related fees.

Local asbestos rules are unfair to defendants, candidate says; Tortfeasor Act should be amended

Ann Maher Mar. 1, 2012, 10:37am

Weber A former circuit judge says the Madison County asbestos docket suffers from a unique problem.

Gilbert gives Tillery another 28 days to answer Syngenta's summary judgment motion

Ann Maher Mar. 1, 2012, 6:00am

Reeg U.S. District Judge Phil Gilbert has granted a 28-day stay in proceedings and deadlines in a proposed class action against Syngenta Crop Protection and Syngenta AG.