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Construction worker allegedly struck by traffic cone

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

St. Clair County real estate July 3-14

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Madison County foreclosures July 15-22

A home at 510 W. Lake Dr. in Edwardsville sold for $489,000 on July 21.

Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce to host legislative update breakfast

The Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce will host a joint mayors’ legislative breakfast on April 7.

Madison County real estate March 14-18

A list of recent real estate transactions for Madison County. Including Alhambra, Alton, Bethalto, Collinsville, Cottage Hills, East Alton, Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, Godfrey, Granite City, Hamel, Hartford, Highland, Madison, Maryville, Moro, Pontoon Beach, Roxana, St. Jacob, Troy, Wood River and Worden.

Former federal judge acting as expert witness barred from invading current judge's province

U.S. District Judge Staci Yandle won’t let former federal judge Patrick Murphy invade her judicial province as an expert witness. On March 15, Yandle barred Murphy from testifying at trial about the negligence of a lawyer or the interpretation of procedural rules.

Electricity vendor tells state to pay up; Also, counseling vendor terminates contracts

SPRINGFIELD — Another vendor says it may have to cut off service to the state of Illinois because the state’s inability to pay its bills is threatening the vendor’s ability to continue doing business. In a disconnection-warning letter dated Oct. 29, Southwestern Electric Cooperative Inc. told the state it is behind on its accounts. “As a not-for-profit utility, Southwestern … relies on its members to pay their bill so we, in turn, can pay our bills and provide power to 22,000 homes, hospitals,

Madison County real estate March 20-26

March 20, 2015

St. Clair County takes lead in class action against guardrail manufacturer; Cates firm pursuing case against Trinity in federal court


State to publish names of political hires; Rauner: Info available ‘in real time, all the time’


Cates sues guard rail maker on behalf of Illinois counties; Suit follows $175M jury award to 'whistleblower'


Madison County real estate Nov. 10-14

November 10, 2014

Madison County real estate Sept. 15-19

September 15, 2014