Illinois Department of Transportation News

Waterloo man's injury on the job leads to lawsuit

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Oct 12, 2018

A union laborer accuses a general contractor of not providing a safe place to work.

IDOT worker fired for attempting to hire fellow Democrat - a county board member - sues Rauner admin

By Record News | Oct 2, 2018

BELLEVILLE – Former Illinois Department of Transportation human resources manager Shelly Shevlin of Freeburg, who lost her job after an ethics investigation, seeks reinstatement in St. Clair County circuit court.

Construction worker allegedly struck by traffic cone

By Lhalie Castillo | May 11, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A construction worker claims he was injured when he was hit by a traffic cone.

Truck driver charged following fatal multi-vehicle crash on I-55

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Apr 18, 2018

Truck driver Mohamed Y. Jama has been charged with reckless homicide and aggravated reckless driving following a fatal eight-vehicle collision on I-55 in November.

Madison County real estate Feb. 22-28

By Princess Jade Barrenechea | Mar 7, 2018

An Edwardsville home sold for $400,000 as part of the recent Madison County real estate transactions for Feb. 22-28.

Appellate court candidates Overstreet and Hoerner receive 'highly qualified' ratings in ISBA evaluation

By Ann Maher | Mar 2, 2018

Justice David Overstreet and Belleville attorney Kevin Hoerner were rated "highly qualified" in a review by the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) Judicial Evaluations Committee, released this week.

Madison County real estate Dec. 19-26

By Princess Jade Barrenechea | Jan 9, 2018

An Edwardsville home sold for $485,000 as part of the recent Madison County real estate transactions from Dec. 19-26.

St. Clair County real estate Jan. 2-5

By Elizabeth Alt | Jan 9, 2018

A New Athens home sold for more than $410,000 as part of the recent St. Clair County real estate transactions for Jan. 2-5.

St. Clair County real estate Dec. 15-28

By Elizabeth Alt | Jan 3, 2018

A Caseyville property sold for nearly $430,000 as part of the recent St. Clair County real estate transactions for Dec. 15-20.

Madison County real estate Aug. 7-Sept. 1

By Princess Jade Barrenechea | Sep 19, 2017

A Collinsville property was sold for $900,000 as part of the recent Madison County real estate transactions for Aug. 7-Sept. 1.

Madison County real estate July 10- 28

By Princess Jade Barrenechea | Sep 11, 2017

The Madison County real estate transactions for July 10- 28 included an Edwardsville home sold for $870,000 and several others sold for more than $400,000.

St. Clair County seeks class certification in Trinity guard rail litigation

By Record News | Aug 14, 2017

EAST ST. LOUIS – St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly and special assistant David Cates, who claim a Texas firm must remove bad guardrails from roads statewide, expect local crews to distinguish good ones from bad ones.

St. Clair County real estate July 3-14

By Elizabeth Alt | Aug 1, 2017

An East Carondolet property sold for $1.7 million as part of the recent St. Clair County real estate transactions for July 3-14.

Madison County real estate May 11-26

By Carrie Gonzalez | Jun 20, 2017

An East Alton commercial property sold for $950,000 as part of the recent Madison County real estate transactions for May 11-26.

Illegally hired state employees need to be fired

By The Madison County Record | May 9, 2017

The abuses perpetrated by Pat Quinn, Mike Madigan, and other insubordinate public servants need to stopped.

Rauner seeks court guidance on illegally hired patronage workers in wake of special report; Hoffman and Clayborne connected to 11

By Jonathan Bilyk | May 3, 2017

In the wake of a scathing report from a court-appointed “special master” empowered to investigate political hiring abuses under former Gov. Pat Quinn, Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and other state officials and lawmakers, current Gov. Bruce Rauner has asked for the court’s guidance on whether those improperly hired, thanks to political connections, should now be able to use collective bargaining agreements to leverage the experience they gained in those positions to land in different positions or even move up in the state’s employment ranks.

County Board member provides update

By The Madison County Record | Jan 4, 2017

The purpose of this letter is to provide information on my recent efforts as County Board District Three representative, which includes the areas of Pocahantas, Grantfork, Hamel, portions of Highland, New Douglas, Prairietown, Williamson, Worden, and some Staunton and Edwardsville mailing addresses.

Metro East Marine claims work on intersection damaged property

By Michael Abella | Oct 13, 2016

BELLEVILLE — A boat sales and service business is suing Hank's Excavating & Landscaping Inc. and Keely & Sons Inc., accusing the contractors of negligence in construction of a roundabout intersection.

Thiems Construction accused of failing paying subcontractor

By Michael Abella | Oct 3, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE — A government agency and subcontractor are suing contractor Thiems Construction Co. and its insurer Travelers Casualty and Surety Co. of America, citing alleged breach of a subcontract agreement.

Former state’s attorney hired at IDOT; Boyd had bogus charges against sheriff who investigated Michael Cook

By Record News | Aug 29, 2016

Former Pike County state’s attorney Carrie Boyd, who brought a bogus felony charge against a sheriff who investigated former St. Clair County judge Michael Cook, has found a job at the Illinois Department of Transportation.

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