An O’Fallon attorney running for a circuit court vacancy in the Twentieth Judicial Circuit said in an announcement of his candidacy that he will be “an independent voice focused solely on the cases, ruling only on the law and facts.”
CHICAGO – Donna French and Kenneth French, sister and brother of the late Danny French, filed a wrongful death claim against former LaSalle County state’s attorney Brian Towne in U.S. district court on Nov. 29.
EDWARDSVILLE – A woman who serves as the estate administrator for her late father has filed a suit against several companies over allegations asbestos exposure caused her father's death from lung cancer.
BELLEVILLE – A widow of a former brake man/machine operator at Illinois Central Gulf Railroad in Chicago alleges her late husband's exposure to products containing asbestos led to his death from cancer.
MOUNT VERNON – The Fifth District Appellate Court on Nov. 27 affirmed an earlier dismissal by the St. Clair County Circuit Court of a convicted killer’s claims that he was denied due process because he had been appointed an ineffective attorney.
With the candidate filing period for the spring primary having closed on Monday, results indicate that the entire slate of circuit court vacancies in Madison and St. Clair counties will see contests in the November general election.