Glenn Minnis News

Fifth District reverses Matoesian's order granting default judgment against nursing home resident

By Glenn Minnis | Apr 19, 2019

MT. VERNON -- The Fifth District Appellate Court reversed Madison County Circuit Judge Andreas Matoesian’s order granting default judgment in favor of a nursing care facility that sued a resident for allegedly reneging on his contractual obligations to pay for services.

Rosenstengel denies insurers' motion to dismiss class action over unpaid interest

By Glenn Minnis | Mar 29, 2019

BENTON -- For the second time in less than a year, district judge Nancy Rosenstengel has denied a group of defendants’ motion to reject a class action suit accusing insurance companies of illegally withholding interest on payments for services covered through workers’ compensation.

Sison participates in investiture ceremony

By Glenn Minnis | Mar 25, 2019

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. -- U.S. Magistrate Judge Gilbert C. Sison was feted in an investiture ceremony at the Melvin Price Federal Courthouse in East St. Louis Friday afternoon.

Gilbert denies Schnuck's motion to dismiss third party contribution claim

By Glenn Minnis | Mar 25, 2019

BENTON -- District Judge J. Phil Gilbert rejected Schnucks’ Markets Inc.’s motion to dismiss its standing as a third-party defendant in a suit alleging a company truck driver suffered serious injury when the freight from his haul toppled on top of him as he prepared to unload.

Father sues school bus companies after bullies allegedly gave Alton boy a concussion

By Glenn Minnis | Mar 22, 2019

EDWARDSVILLE -- The father of a young Alton boy is suing a school bus company, alleging his son sustained a concussion when attacked by older students aboard a private school bus.

Divorce-related IRA fund dispute takes Edwardsville attorney to Supreme Court

By Glenn Minnis | Mar 11, 2019

Michael Hertz’s mind was on the same thing it has been focused on for more than a decade when he recently argued before the Illinois Supreme Court for first time on behalf of a client.

Appeals court upholds long sentence in sexual assault case

By Glenn Minnis | Feb 25, 2019

MOUNT VERNON -- The Illinois Fifth District Appellate Court has affirmed a circuit court’s ruling where a man was sentenced to 140 years in prison after he was convicted in the sexual assault of a child.

Fifth District upholds vehicle forfeiture ruling

By Glenn Minnis | Feb 22, 2019

MOUNT VERNON -- The Illinois Fifth District Appellate Court has affirmed a lower court’s ruling in a case where an Illinois woman sought to overturn the state's forfeiture of a vehicle she owned.

New law in Illinois will allow local law enforcement to take poorly treated pets into custody

By Glenn Minnis | Jan 2, 2019

Edwardsville Police Chief Jay Keeven has long subscribed to a simple credo when it comes to the basis on how he thinks law enforcement policies and practices should be enforced.

Jameson: GOP's issues remain even after Hildenbrand's primary win

By Glenn Minnis | Apr 2, 2018

SPRINGFIELD — Doug Jameson concedes many in the Republican Party probably breathed a sigh of relief when Tanya Hildenbrand defeated self-proclaimed provocateur Bob Romanik in last month’s GOP primary in the 57th Senate District.

Alton school superintendent pitches for 1 percent sales tax increase

By Glenn Minnis | Mar 9, 2018

ALTON – Alton School District Superintendent Mark Cappel thinks the stakes are high enough in the Madison County sales tax debate to justify taking his message to basically anyone who will listen.

Former Belleville alderman believes road repair project 'waste of taxpayer money,' will need to be redone

By Glenn Minnis | Mar 9, 2018

Belleville resident Lillian Schneider fears the worse when it comes to the road surface repair project the city has now embarked on using taxpayer money.

Judge Lisa Wilson to speak at Lawyers' Assistance Program dinner

By Glenn Minnis | Feb 12, 2018

PEORIA – The Lawyers' Assistance Program (LAP) is slated to hold its annual Joseph R. Bartylak Dinner at The Waterhouse in Peoria on Thursday, April 5, with this year’s event featuring the Honorable Judge Lisa Wilson as keynote speaker.

Attorney hopeful that civil court fees will be reformed in 2018 General Assembly session

By Glenn Minnis | Jan 11, 2018

Attorney Steven F. Pflaum of Chicago is hoping this year will mark the beginning of the end of rising court fees in the state's judicial system.

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

By Glenn Minnis | Nov 7, 2017

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

By Glenn Minnis | Oct 31, 2017

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

By Glenn Minnis | Oct 2, 2017

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

By Glenn Minnis | Sep 19, 2017

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

By Glenn Minnis | Sep 15, 2017

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

By Glenn Minnis | Sep 4, 2017

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.

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