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County clerk, two others receive grand jury subpoenas

Bethany Krajelis Jun. 12, 2012, 12:14pm

Von Nida At least two Madison County employees and one elected official received grand jury subpoenas today from the Federal Bureau of Investigations, county leaders said.

Syngenta asks court to deny renewed request to unseal documents

Bethany Krajelis Jun. 11, 2012, 9:38am

Pope EAST ST. LOUIS - Syngenta Crop Protection and Syngenta AG has urged the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois to deny a pair of interveners' request for a ruling on its April 2011 motion to unseal documents in the class action lawsuit over the weed killer atrazine.

Philip Morris-inspired legislation could resurface in veto session

Bethany Krajelis Jun. 8, 2012, 9:17am

Kay Although it failed to survive the spring legislative session, a bill that would cap appeals bonds in civil litigation could get revived in the General Assembly's fall veto session.

Supreme Court denies Republicans' redistricting motion

Bethany Krajelis Jun. 7, 2012, 6:56am

Thomas The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday denied two top Republican leaders' request to file a motion for declaratory judgment and injunctive relief as an original action in their challenge to the Democratic-drawn redistricting maps.

Supreme Court increases attorney registration fee to boost legal aid funding

Bethany Krajelis Jun. 6, 2012, 10:57am

Attorneys will now have to pay an additional $53 a year to practice law in Illinois.

Dunstan will make interim Circuit Clerk appointment on June 20

Bethany Krajelis Jun. 6, 2012, 7:36am

Dunstan Madison County Board Chairman Alan Dunstan said today that he will appoint an interim Circuit Clerk later this month.

Trial lawyer's group will install Belleville lawyer as new president

Bethany Krajelis Jun. 5, 2012, 11:36am

Shevlin A longtime Belleville lawyer will soon take over the helm of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.