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Challenges ahead with transition to statewide court e-filing, especially with 'eye-popping' number of asbestos cases

Madison County's Circuit Clerk will not receive any additional funding in his budget to manage the challenge of abiding by an Illinois Supreme Court ruling that all counties must feed filings into a statewide system by July 1.

In latest decision over Superfund site, court finds in favor of toxic waste haulage company

In the most recent judgment linked to the legacy of widespread contamination at and surrounding two industrial sites in St. Clair County, an appeals court has ruled in favor of a trucking company accused of contributing to the pollution, and against its insurer.

Governor abolishes boards and committees, includes medical apology program that never was

An executive order abolishing various bodies and committees was signed Friday, a move made to streamline government and save costs, according to Gov. Bruce Rauner's office.

Meier running his own race, says he's not endorsing either candidate for governor

Incumbent state Rep. Charlie Meier has not endorsed or otherwise supported either candidate for Illinois governor.

Democratic House incumbents urged to demand Speaker Madigan's resignation

As controversy continues to swirl dangerously around Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan over his handling of harassment allegations, Republican candidates for state office are calling on their Democratic rivals to demand his resignation.

St. Clair County clerk agrees to cease 'loss and cost of collection' increase on taxing districts

BELLEVILLE – St. Clair County Clerk Thomas Holbrook has agreed to stop adding a percentage to line items in district levies which ended up increasing property tax paid by homeowners.

54th Senate District candidate: Small business owners concerned about workers' comp 'causation' rule

Small business owners complain the most about one particular aspect of workers' compensation legislation, the

Crowded field of AG candidates place differing emphasis on priorities for state's top law office

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's sudden announcement earlier this year that she will not seek another term has led to an avalanche of candidates announcing intentions to run, at least on the Democratic side.

Madison County board committee approves bipartisan budget

Creating a balanced budget and a reduced property tax levy in Madison County -- and passing it in committee -- was difficult, but both sides of the political divide made concessions, according to the chairman of the county board.

AG Madigan likely heading for private practice, views differ on legacy

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan will likely go into private law practice after announcing she is not running again for the post, according to political analysts in the state.

Former College of DuPage board member files amended suit against watchdog group; ECW predicts it will fail

A former College of DuPage Foundation Board member has filed an amended complaint against a watchdog group and its founders after the original complaint was dismissed.

Metro East Sanitary District efficiency audit to follow layoffs

GRANITE CITY — Outside experts are expected to carry out an audit of operations within the Metro East Sanitary District (MESD), a move that follows 10 layoffs and promises 10 more this year.

Apology laws do not reduce medical malpractice suits, study finds

Apology laws that allow physicians to express sympathy to patients and families without it being used against them have not reduced the number of medical malpractice suits filed, or the amounts paid out, according to a new study.

Washington Park village consultant survives attempt to terminate his contract

A mayoral consultant in the St. Clair County village of Washington Park will continue in his job after trustees voted not to override a veto blocking his termination.

Plaintiffs fail in bid to move talc litigation to southern Illinois

Plaintiffs suing over claims linking talcum powder to ovarian cancer failed in a bid to consolidate the cases in federal court in southern Illinois.

GOP lawmakers file resolution to remove Mautino amidst state, federal investigations

CHICAGO – Illinois lawmakers want to remove the state’s auditor general from office as federal and state probes continue into the former state representative's questionable spending of campaign finances.