Illinois Department of Transportation News

CBS Outdoor claims CSX violated easement agreement near Mississippi River bridge construction

By Andrea Dearden | Oct 15, 2012

An Illinois railroad company is accused of unlawfully ending its property easement with an outdoor advertising company to make room for a bridge across the Mississippi River.

Retired state employees file class action over new health insurance law in Madison County

By Bethany Krajelis | Jul 18, 2012

Flint Forty-eight retired state employees filed a class action lawsuit last week in Madison County, challenging a new law that will require retirees to start paying premiums for their health insurance.

Dunstan will make interim Circuit Clerk appointment on June 20

By Bethany Krajelis | Jun 6, 2012

Dunstan Madison County Board Chairman Alan Dunstan said today that he will appoint an interim Circuit Clerk later this month.

Appellate Court reverses lower court in spoliation of evidence issue

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 12, 2011

Wexstten The Fifth District Appellate Court has reversed a St. Clair County ruling, finding for the plaintiffs in a 2002 injury case presided over by former Circuit Judge Michael O'Malley.

Jury finds for defense in AT&T vs. Thiems case

By Amelia Flood | Nov 10, 2010

Godfrey Thiems Construction Inc. of Edwardsville has won a case brought against it by AT&T over cable lines Thiems' workers severed four years ago while working in front of an Edwardsville middle school.

Jury begins deliberations in AT&T vs. Thiems trial

By Amelia Flood | Nov 9, 2010

Godfrey The jury began deliberations late Tuesday afternoon in a suit against an Edwardsville construction company brought by AT&T over severed underground cables.

Missouri woman sues IDOT after tripping at rest stop

By Kelly Holleran | Jul 15, 2010

A Missouri woman has filed suit against the Illinois Department of Transportation and its secretary, alleging she fell on a protruding wood and concrete expansion joint.

Legal fees top $2.2 million in '09 for some state offices

By Ann Knef | Jan 6, 2010

State government offices spent at least $2.2 million in legal fees in 2009, according to the website IllinoisOpenGov.org.

City of Belleville sues Centrue over Westhaven Meadows' unpaid improvements

By Kelly Holleran | Sep 2, 2009

The city of Belleville filed a lawsuit against Centrue Bank after it allegedly failed to pay more than $170,000.

IDOT worker settles personal injury case avoiding trial

By Steve Gonzalez | Dec 4, 2008

A personal injury suit involving an Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) employee has settled for an undisclosed amount.

Best Way sues over truck damage from low power lines

By Chris Rizo | Sep 3, 2008

The Best Way Foundation is suing over damage allegedly sustained by one of its trucks by dangerously low lines over 17th Street.

Legal malpractice claims seeks $750k in damages

By Ann Knef | Apr 16, 2008

Darlene Green filed a legal malpractice complaint against Granite City attorney John T. Papa alleging he failed to file an injury claim in a circuit court "where she could have have had a jury rule on her claim and would have been able to appeal any adverse decision of the court or jury."

Illinois seeks to recoup $864k paid in IDOT worker's death

By Steve Gonzalez | Apr 8, 2008

The state of Illinois filed a civil suit in Madison County Circuit Court April 3, seeking to collect in excess of $864,413 paid to the widow of an Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) worker killed when struck by a vehicle.

Widow of IDOT worker sues truck driver in Madison County

By Steve Gonzalez | Mar 24, 2008

The widow of an Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) worker killed when he was struck by the trailer of a jackknifed truck filed a six-count wrongful death suit against the driver of the truck in Madison County Circuit Court March 17.

Appellate Court upholds judgment against IDOT

By Ann Knef | Jan 24, 2008

Justice Welch Fifth Judicial District justices upheld a St. Clair County judge's 2006 order requiring the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) to grant an outdoor advertising company permission to put up signs along Interstate 64 in Caseyville.

Pedestrian sues Mack truck driver for injuries

By Ann Knef | Nov 9, 2006

A pedestrian who was struck by a Mack truck is suing the vehicle's driver and his employer for severe and permanent injuries.

Dunstan touts financial health in state of county address

By Ann Knef | Apr 19, 2006

In his annual state of the county address, Madison County Board Chairman Alan Dunstan credits low taxes and windfall interest payments from one of the county's most famous lawsuits for achieving a balanced 2006 budget.

Just Ask Gonzo: Mazda suit moves to Peoria, Sunbeam settles with burn victim

By Steve Gonzalez | Jan 24, 2006

Question: I read your very first paper back in 2004 when I stopped by for a latte at Sacred Grounds in downtown Edwardsville. I enjoyed it but I was only in town to visit a friend at SIU for a couple of days. I doubted that you would still be in print the next time I would come to visit, but to my surprise you are still here.

McGlynn and Spomer named to appellate court

By Ann Knef | Jun 8, 2005

Belleville attorney Stephen McGlynn has been named appellate judge of the 5th Judicial Circuit to fill the vacancy that will be left by Judge Clyde Kuehn, whose temporary assignment ends July 7.

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