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HeplerBroom expands with three new partners in Edwardsville, Chicago offices

By Laura Halleman | Jan 26, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE – HeplerBroom has elected three partners to join its Midwest litigation firm.

New SIU Paul Simon Public Policy Institute director has national outreach plans

By Laura Halleman | Jan 16, 2018

CARBONDALE – John Shaw, the new director of the Southern Illinois University Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, plans to expand the institute’s national reach and to focus on statesmanship in a constructive, long-term way.

Appellate court upholds decision for credit card owners in Midland Funding arbitration case

By Laura Halleman | Jan 9, 2018

The Fifth District Appellate Court of Illinois affirmed St. Clair County Circuit Court Judge Chris Kolker's ruling in a case in which Midland Funding allegedly failed to show it offered an arbitration agreement to two individuals in regard to a credit card agreement.

Police officers reach settlement in wage lawsuit against East St. Louis Park District

By Laura Halleman | May 5, 2017

EAST ST. LOUIS — Twelve police officers will receive overtime and back pay wages, as well as attorneys’ fees, in a settlement reached with the East St. Louis Park District and its police chief Marion Hubbard.

Local lawmakers vote in favor of bill diverting $300 million from state to local governments

By Laura Halleman | Mar 31, 2017

The Illinois House of Representatives voted earlier this month to divert up to $314 million in state tax dollars to local governments each year.

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