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While Metro East residents struggle, local lawmakers continue to get paid over 2-week spring break

Hilary Gowins, Illinois Policy Institute Apr. 17, 2017, 8:25am

The Illinois General Assembly adjourned April 11 without passing a balanced budget or tackling essential reforms to save the state from financial ruin.

Summary judgment denied in case against doctor regarding pre-employment physical exam

Dawn Geske Apr. 12, 2017, 8:29am

BENTON — Magistrate Judge Stephen Williams has denied summary judgment in a case against a doctor who performed an alleged inappropriate pre-employment physical examination.

Gilbert reassigned from 133 cases due to position as SIU trustee

The Madison County Record Jun. 8, 2016, 9:43am

Chief District Judge Michael Reagan entered an order on June 6, reassigning 133 cases from Gilbert to himself and District Judges Nancy Rosenstengel and Staci Yandle. Reagan reassigned 36 of his own cases to Gilbert, and reassigned 30 each from Rosenstengel and Yandle to Gilbert.

Incarcerated man asks Lopinot to reconsider dismissing $5M suit alleging malicious prosecution

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Oct. 26, 2015, 9:44pm

An incarcerated man serving time in Taylorville for attempted murder asks St. Clair County Circuit Judge Vincent Lopinot to reconsider granting St. Clair County’s and an assistant state’s attorney’s joint motion to dismiss the suit alleging malicious prosecution.

Hardee’s seeks to dismiss customer’s suit alleging bathroom assault

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Oct. 6, 2015, 8:55am

In support of its motion to dismiss a customer’s lawsuit alleging he was attacked in the restroom in an attempted robbery, Hardee’s claims that the customer must make allegations showing it had a reason to know that a criminal attack would happen for it to have owed a duty.

Hardees calls attempted robbery ‘reasonably foreseeable’ in customer’s suit over bathroom assault

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Sep. 1, 2015, 9:26am

Hardee’s argues that a criminal attack is reasonably foreseeable, making dismissal appropriate in a customer’s lawsuit alleging he was attacked in the restroom in an attempted robbery.

Hardees sued over customer's alleged robbery

Carol Ostrow Jul. 15, 2015, 3:02pm

A Madison County senior citizen is suing Hardees, claiming a man followed him into the restroom and attacked him in a violent attempt to steal his wallet.

'Brandy Crackhead' and 'Ms. Crackhead' references ignored in Cook's court during sexual assailant's sentencing

The Madison County Record Aug. 21, 2014, 4:32pm


Napp responds to Burkart

The Madison County Record Nov. 2, 2012, 5:46pm

To the Editor:

Burkart and Napp lay out qualifications, discuss 'caps' in ICJL survey

The Madison County Record Oct. 25, 2012, 12:26pm


Inmate assaulted in jail sues Hertz and man accused of murder

Andrea Dearden Jan. 3, 2011, 3:10am

An Illinois prison inmate is suing Madison County Sheriff Robert Hertz and a fellow inmate after he was allegedly assaulted while housed in the Madison County jail.

Negligence suits end '09 and begin '10 in Madison County

Amelia Flood Jan. 4, 2010, 7:24am

Pair of negligence suits ends and begins Madison's new year

Inmate says sentence extended over false charge of stealing cigs, beer

Kelly Holleran Aug. 12, 2009, 1:36pm

A Western Illinois Correctional Center inmate who allegedly broke into several houses and stole alcohol and cigarettes while participating in a work crew is seeking $6 million after he says he was wrongfully charged with multiple offenses and is being forced to serve a longer sentence.

Inmate sues over prison diet

Steve Gonzalez Oct. 23, 2008, 12:11pm

Michael Cooper (IL DOC Photo) A prisoner serving a ten year bit for home invasion is suing the Illinois Department of Corrections, alleging the food he is being served is unacceptable.

Inmates sue over prison shakedown

Steve Gonzalez Sep. 25, 2008, 2:30am


Man sues over jailhouse assault

Steve Gonzalez Sep. 12, 2008, 8:00am

John A. Ramirez (IL DOC Photo) An inmate at the Cook County Jail has filed a civil suit against Cook County Department of Corrections, alleging his constitutional rights were violated while housed in their institution.

Inmate files suit for being placed in segregation

Steve Gonzalez Aug. 14, 2008, 8:40am

Brian Slowick (IL DOC) An inmate serving a seven-year prison sentence for residential burglary has filed a lawsuit against the Illinois Department of Corrections alleging civil rights violations.

Republican corrections worker claims Democrat officials violate his rights

Steve Gonzalez Jul. 3, 2008, 6:12am

Sen. Forby An Illinois Department of Corrections employee who claims to be a Republican filed a federal lawsuit against Illinois State Sen. Gary Forby (D-Benton), State Rep. Brandon Phelps (D-Harrisburg), the Big Muddy River Correctional Facility warden and assistant warden alleging they violated his First Amendment constitutional rights.

Prisoner wants compensation for having to sleep near toilet

Steve Gonzalez Jun. 30, 2008, 2:38am

A man serving a 49-year prison sentence for predatory criminal sexual assault and possession of child pornography filed a federal lawsuit against Clark County Sheriff Jerry Parsley and Jail Administrator John Hammond alleging his civil rights were violated.

Prison's tactical team subjected inmate to shouting, yelling and excessive force

Steve Gonzalez Mar. 27, 2008, 12:14pm

An inmate at the Pinckneyville Correctional Center filed suit against the Illinois Department of Corrections in United States District Court March 24, claiming the tactical team at his former prison violated his rights.