Bailey Ricki Lee Jones of Wood River would like to avoid a federal prison sentence but he can't get out of a divorce trial that could hurt worse than prison.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) News
White Outdoor lawnmower Twelve prominent lawnmower manufacturers, including Sears, are accused in a St. Clair County class action lawsuit of conspiring together and overstating the horsepower in their products so they could charge consumers higher prices.
A group of Illinois residents who live in or near Sauget have filed a class-action lawsuit over the release of various hazardous substances that they claim has created a severe health risk and has contaminated their properties.
IRS and FBI agents have obtained records of former developer and contractor Rick Jones of Wood River, according to a document in his divorce proceeding against wife Dorothy Jones.
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Stack Hartford village trustees, who for years watched outside lawyers represent the entire village in lawsuits over pollution from refinery operations, have suddenly decided that they too can represent the entire village.
Six proposed class actions against major chemical manufacturers will be allowed to continue after surviving motions to dismiss filed nearly 30 months ago with Madison County Circuit Court Judge Daniel Stack.
Stack In a simple solution to the puzzle of distributing blame among many oil companies for pollution in the village of Hartford, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency proposes to force two of them to clean up messes they didn't make.
After 30 months under advisement in Madison County Circuit Judge Daniel Stack's court, six class action lawsuits against major chemical manufacturers will finally get a ruling.
A former employee of American River Transporation Co. and Archer-Daniels-Midland claims his employment was terminated in retaliation for reporting that oil was being discharged into sewers and the Mississippi River.
Deer Park WOOD RIVER – Atlantic Richfield environmental business manager Tom Tunnicliff, responsible for cleanup of the former American Oil Company refinery in Wood River, says he can't talk about how his predecessor, Greg Jevyak, handled the cleanup.
IEPA Director Douglas Scott Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Director Douglas Scott apparently was unaware of problems in the six-year-long Wood River refinery clean-up until a newspaper report documented them, internal communications show.
Deer Park is one of the areas in Wood River slated for clean-up. Former BP Amoco contractor Rick Jones of Wood River performed innumerable "acts of courtesy and largesse" for former BP Amoco environmental manager Greg Jeyvak, according to Jevyak's attorney.
Six years and about $30 million later, questions remain about the integrity of a major environmental clean-up in Wood River.
Wood River officials are considering legal action to hasten the clean up of contaminated soil in the city. As pictured during a dedication ceremony in 2002, Deer Park was one area targeted for remediation. WOOD RIVER – City manager Jim Schneider and councilman Bill Redden say Wood River is considering legal action over BP Amoco's slow cleanup of refinery pollution.
Former Illinois EPA Director Renee Cipriano prepares to cut ribbon at Deer Park in 2002. WOOD RIVER – Six years after state and local leaders unveiled a plan to clean up 840 acres of refinery pollution and attract all sorts of industry, those in charge of the project have gone away but the pollution has not.
A Mascoutah couple claims the city's failure to maintain its sewage system and lift station caused raw sewage to back up into their basement on four separate occasions within six months.
Judge Stack After two years under advisement in Madison County Circuit Judge Daniel Stack's court, six class action lawsuits against major chemical manufacturers await action.
Judge Janis Jack When U.S. District Judge Janis Jack of Texas exposed 10,000 phony silicosis claims, her history as a nurse triggered a strong reaction to the shoddy practices of attorneys in her court and doctors who served them.
Stuart Calwell WINFIELD, W.Va. – A Charleston, West Virginia attorney has filed more than 70 cancer lawsuits against Monsanto and related companies over its old plant in the town of Nitro.