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Testimony on destruction of Madison County data continues in Lavite’s case against former administration

BENTON – After hours of argument and testimony at two hearings about destruction of data in Madison County government, U.S. Magistrate Reona Daly hasn’t begun to solve the mystery.

Illinois Supreme Court mulling who gets consolidated opioid cases – Cook Co. or Springfield judge

SPRINGFIELD – Supreme Court Justices must decide whether suits that counties continue filing against opioid manufacturers belong with a judge from Cook County or a judge from Springfield.

GOP state lawmakers join Supreme Court brief asking to reject challenge to compulsory union fees

A group of nine Republicans currently serving in the Illinois General Assembly, including two rookie state lawmakers, have signed their names to a brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court, asking the court to uphold the state’s ability to allow unions to extract fees from government employees who don’t wish to join a union, arguing the country’s founding federalist principles should allow the 50 states to decide such policy questions for themselves.

Granite City public servant proud to be inducted into Senior Illinoisans Hall of Fame

SPRINGFIELD – A longtime Madison County public servant is set to be recognized by the Illinois Department of Aging with induction into the Senior Illinoisans Hall of Fame.

Woman claims she suffered injuries during surgery at St. Louis University

BELLEVILLE – A St. Clair County patient alleges she was injured after a back surgery.

Woman alleges she fell while leaning on lawn mower at Belleville Wal-Mart

BELLEVILLE – A Walmart shopper claims she was injured when a lawn mower she was leaning on collapsed.

Sister files wrongful death suit against HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital, others

BELLEVILLE – A woman alleges her sister's death was the result of negligent medical care.

Laborer names ALFA Laval Inc., others in asbestos injury suit

BELLEVILLE – A laborer claims his lung cancer was caused by exposure to asbestos during his career.

Man seeks damages from Armstrong Pumps, others over alleged asbestos exposure

BELLEVILLE – A couple claims they have been injured by the husband's exposure to asbestos during his career.

East St. Louis mayor allegedly failed to yield and caused collision, driver claims

BELLEVILLE – A St. Louis woman alleges an East St. Louis employee's failure to yield caused her injuries in an auto accident.

Sparta woman alleges asbestos exposure caused mesothelioma diagnosis

BELLEVILLE – A Sparta woman alleges she was diagnosed with mesothelioma because of exposure to asbestos during her career.

Electrician alleges negligence caused circuit breaker to explode

EDWARDSVILLE — An electrician is suing a power system operator for allegedly failing to verify the proper sequence to be used in turning off a circuit breaker, causing it to explode.

Shareholder sues business entity and board members for breach of duties

EDWARDSVILLE — A shareholder is suing ADR Inc. and its board of directors for allegedly participating in business dealings without the board's authorization.

Motorcyclist alleges driver ran stop sign

EDWARDSVILLE — A motorcyclist alleges he was injured when a driver ran a stop sign and caused a crash.

Meier introduces bill hoping to repeal tax hike; Opponent calls it a 'flip flop'

State Rep. Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) filed legislation aimed at reducing the state’s income tax rates earlier this month, something his Republican rival is calling a "flip-flop."

Nursing home resident alleges negligent care

EDWARDSVILLE — A nursing home resident alleges employees provided negligent care, causing her to become sick.

Woman sues landlord after falling down steps

EDWARDSVILLE — A woman is suing a landlord for allegedly failing to maintain steps leading to the basement.

Man alleges excessive force while escorted from tavern

EDWARDSVILLE — A customer alleges he fell while being escorted from The Corner Tavern.

Nurse alleges racial discrimination, wrongful termination

BELLEVILLE — A nurse claims she was terminated from her employment with a Shiloh nursing home after making a discrimination complaint.

Hold on to your wallets, Springfield back in session for 2018

With statewide elections in November, the 2018 forecast calls for gridlock.