Free market thinkers and those who believe in some government intervention are involved in an increasingly sour battle over the issue of climate change.
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SPRINGFIELD – Two Republican candidates fighting for a seat in the Illinois House of Representatives believe the practice of increasing pay of public sector workers in their final years, so-called pension spiking, should be reviewed.
EDWARDSVILLE –– Madison County State's Attorney Tom Gibbons was ordered to pay a $2,500 civil penalty for failing to comply with a Freedom of Information Act request filed by a man convicted in a fatal crash who alleges his plea deal was broken.
Approximately 500 individuals took advantage, in various ways, of a program designed to encourage the rehabilitation of offenders in Madison County.
A remodeled Law Library at the Madison County Courthouse will be officially unveiled on Wednesday.
Poorer communities may be at greater risk for lawsuits following Supreme Court narrowing of immunity protection
Poorer municipalities may be hit harder following an Illinois Supreme Court decision that narrows the immunity communities used to enjoy against personal injury lawsuits, according to one attorney who represents a number of local municipalities.
When Belleville attorney William Stiehl Jr. received "the call" in mid-July, he hesitated, but only for a short time.
Citing 'character assassinations' of witnesses, Goodyear asks for new trial in $40 million asbestos case
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A lawyer for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., which was ordered by pay $40.1 million to a man who claimed he developed mesothelioma following exposure to asbestos, is asking a judge for a new trial.
As counties, municipalities, Native American tribes, now even the White House, pile on with lawsuits filed against the producers of opioids, Madison County continues to debate whether to get involved.
GOP leader, opponent call for investigation into claims St. Clair County sheriff violated campaign laws
An investigation should be launched following allegations that St. Clair County Sheriff Richard "Rick" Watson violated local and state campaign laws, according to the county's Republican leader and Watson's opponent in the sheriff's election.
Belleville attorney Tameeka Purchase has been selected by the sitting St. Clair County circuit judges to fill the associate judge vacancy left by the resignation of former associate judge Walter C. Brandon.
A local law firm has been listed among the top 100 of the larger practices in the country for its gender diverse work force.
CARBONDALE –– The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois will fund law school scholarships in an effort to support the area's local legal community.
A federal court refused to dismiss a class-action lawsuit alleging insurance companies unlawfully withheld interest on payments for services provided through workers' compensation.
Budget constraints across the state's judicial system is blocking any move to replace a deceased judge of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit, according to its Chief Judge Andrew Gleeson.
Two attorneys in a St. Louis law firm earned honors for being among the top younger practitioners in the country.
MT. VERNON – The Fifth District Appellate Court has affirmed convictions on charges of predatory criminal sexual assault carried out by a man on his 5-year-old great niece.
Gleeson says he won't return judge cleared of charges to bench, but says Duebbert can petition Supreme Court for return
St. Clair County Circuit Judge Ronald Duebbert will remain on administrative duties despite criminal charges against him being dropped last week.
BELLEVILLE – A Belleville-based attorney with 40 years of experience, mostly in litigation, has received the Illinois State Bar Association's Medal of Merit Award.
CHICAGO – The Illinois State Board of Elections (SBE) has introduced a merit-based pay structure for its employees and is able to do so because of its uniquely independent status within the state.