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HeplerBroom expands with three new partners in Edwardsville, Chicago offices

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

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

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

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

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

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