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Court denies SIU summary judgment in former professor's suit, sends discrimination case to trial

Glenn Minnis Nov. 7, 2017, 7:07am

BENTON – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois has denied the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University’s motion for summary judgment in a tenure dispute with a former professor, setting the case for trial instead.

Prenzler seeking candidates for new department heads

Glenn Minnis Oct. 31, 2017, 7:37am

EDWARDSVILLE – The Madison County Board is looking to immediately fill two key positions, including director of administrative services, where the department head will be entrusted with overseeing a $5 million budget.

Gibbons: Still undecided if Madison County will join in opioid litigation

Glenn Minnis Oct. 2, 2017, 1:38pm

EDWARDSVILLE – Tom Gibbons said his Madison County State’s Attorney’s office is still deciding if it will become involved in litigation that dozens of local governments across the country are taking up in what he calls the “fight of a generation.”

Herndon grants motion to exclude expert testimony in treestand suit

Glenn Minnis Sep. 19, 2017, 9:51am

BENTON – District Judge David R. Herndon granted a Sniper Treestands' motion to exclude a pair of would-be expert witnesses in a suit alleging a man fell from defective equipment. 

Court grants Dynegy's leave to amend suit over defective scaffolding allegations

Glenn Minnis Sep. 15, 2017, 7:56am

BENTON – U.S. Magistrate Reona Daly has delivered a mixed ruling in a personal injury suit.

Appeals court upholds dismissal of Menard Correctional Facility inmate's complaint

Glenn Minnis Sep. 4, 2017, 11:53am

MOUNT VERNON – The Fifth District Appellate Court has affirmed a lower court’s decision to dismiss a Menard Correctional Facility inmate’s complaint for mandamus that named Illinois Department of Corrections Director John Baldwin and the administrative review board and two of its members as defendants.

Mike Babcock announces run for 111th House District, wants to 'restore faith in Illinois'

Glenn Minnis Sep. 1, 2017, 6:58am

ALTON – Mike Babcock wants to do for Illinois what he has for Wood River Township and has announced his candidacy for state representative of the 111th District in 2018.

District court reopens Continental Tires the Americas discrimination case

Glenn Minnis Aug. 31, 2017, 8:19am

BENTON – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois has reopened an ongoing discrimination suit where a former Continental Tires the Americas employee alleges that she was routinely subjected to a hostile work environment and rising levels of emotional distress.

Court upholds IEPA's denial of landfill post-closure certification after site found still to contain contaminants

Glenn Minnis Aug. 21, 2017, 9:34am

MOUNT VERNON – The Fifth District Appellate Court has affirmed an independent Illinois Pollution Control Board’s decision stipulating that regulations require extension of a sanitary landfill’s post-closure upkeep beyond 15 years if the possibility of a future violation still exists.

Fired Intergovernmental Grants Department worker ordered to amend complaint in St. Clair County suit

Glenn Minnis Aug. 21, 2017, 8:53am

EAST ST. LOUIS – A fired St. Clair County Intergovernmental Grants Department worker has until Aug. 24 to amend her complaint pending in federal court in East St. Louis.

Fifth District finds man was not prejudiced by counsel in armed robbery case

Glenn Minnis Aug. 16, 2017, 8:01am

MOUNT VERNON – The Fifth District Appellate Court has ruled that former Judge John Baricevic did not err in dismissing a postconviction petition of a defendant who disputed the validity of his waiver of counsel.

Andrew Kopon Jr. elected new International Association of Defense Counsel president

Glenn Minnis Aug. 8, 2017, 12:48pm

CHICAGO – The International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) has elected veteran Illinois attorney Andrew Kopon Jr. as its new president.

Fifth District denies man's petition, states he failed to show counsel deprived him of fair trial

Glenn Minnis Aug. 4, 2017, 12:25pm

The Fifth District Appellate Court of Illinois has denied a local man’s postconviction petition on claims that his constitutional rights were violated at trial.

Madison County to host OMA and FOIA seminar

Glenn Minnis Aug. 1, 2017, 2:58pm

A seminar for local and appointed officials, as well as the publlic, on Open Meetings Act and Freedom of Information Act issues will be held at 5 p.m., Aug. 9 in the county board room of the County Administration Building, 157 N. Main St., Edwardsville.

St. Clair County GOP head, running for 113th House District, calls tax hikes 'misguided'

Glenn Minnis Jul. 12, 2017, 10:28am

St. Clair County GOP chair and candidate for state representative Doug Jameson said he fears that Illinois’ new state budget leaves the state in its worst predicament yet.

Court declines to dismiss discrimination against Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Glenn Minnis Jul. 11, 2017, 8:22am

BENTON — The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois has denied a motion to dismiss a petition filed by the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SUIE) in an ongoing racial discrimination suit involving employee Janice LaRiviere.

Federal court denies O'Fallon school district's motion to dismiss former administrator's suit

Glenn Minnis Jul. 10, 2017, 9:05am

BENTON — The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois has returned a mixed ruling in school administrator June Isselhardt’s suit against O'Fallon Community Consolidated School District No. 90.

House committee votes against bill that would protect state workers from having their SS numbers shared with unions

Glenn Minnis Mar. 23, 2017, 3:29pm

Illinois Representative Jay Hoffman (D-Belleville) recently voted against a bill aimed at protecting state workers from having their social security numbers automatically shared with union reps.