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Employee accuses Union Pacific Railroad Company of unsafe work environment

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Sep 12, 2018

The Union Pacific Railroad Company faces a lawsuit from an employee injured by working along the railroad tracks.

Former machinist blames Union Pacific Railroad for lung cancer

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 26, 2018

A former machinist is suing Union Pacific Railroad and other asbestos-related companies, saying their negligence led to his lung cancer.

Man sues insurer over alleged denial of benefits

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jun 14, 2018

BENTON — A Red Bud man is suing an insurance company for allegedly violating workers compensation acts.

Conductor alleges injuries from years of work with railroad company

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | May 4, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A conductor claims he suffered repetitive trauma to his arms, wrists and hands due to years of work with Union Pacific Railroad.

Widow claims husband's asbestos exposure led to cancer diagnosis

By Lhalie Castillo | Apr 23, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A widow is suing asbestos products manufacturers, citing alleged failure to warn and negligence.

Eaton, Foseco named in asbestos lawsuit filed in St. Clair County

By Lhalie Castillo | Apr 15, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A former laborer has filed a lawsuit claiming he developed lung cancer as a result of asbestos exposure.

Machinist names John Deere Co., others in asbestos suit

By Lhalie Castillo | Mar 2, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE – A man formerly employed as machinist and truck driver alleges exposure to asbestos during his career caused him to develop lung cancer.

Local governments challenged by underfunded pension plans; Candidate for governor calls for amending constitution

By Ann Maher | Dec 20, 2017

With Illinois homeowners paying close to the highest property taxes in the country, and its residents shouldering the highest public pension debt relative to income, how local governments deal with the growing problem is a tale of two cities, so to speak.

Alton and Southern Railway alleges CSX owes it more than $4M

By Lhalie Castillo | Nov 27, 2017

BENTON – An East St. Louis railroad company alleges CSX Transportation failed to pay for holding charges.

Woman sues Gordmans over trip, fall at Champaign store

By Lhalie Castillo | Oct 30, 2017

EDWARDSVILLE — A woman claims she tripped and fell on a metal rod at the Gordmans store in Champaign. 

Conductor's personal injury suit at trial on damages in Lopinot's court after prior mistrial

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jul 11, 2017

After a mistrial was ordered in a railroad employee’s personal injury lawsuit against Union Pacific, the case is at trial on the issue of causation and damages in St. Clair County Circuit Judge Vincent Lopinot’s courtroom.

U.S. District Court judge grants Union Pacific's motion to exclude testimony in personal injury suit

By Pam Wright | Apr 27, 2017

EAST ST. LOUIS — A U.S. District Court has ruled in favor of a Union Pacific Railroad motion to strike testimony in a personal injury case.

Former employee sues common carrier for alleged negligence

By Michael Abella | Jan 30, 2017

BELLEVILLE — The special administrator of a former Union Pacific employee alleges the decedent developed lung cancer from toxic exposures.

Conductor alleges injuries from throwing switch

By Michael Abella | Jan 16, 2017

BELLEVILLE — A conductor is suing Union Pacific after he allegedly injured himself while trying to throw a switch.

Illinois Supreme Court won't take up Union Pacific's challenge to St. Clair County forum

By Ann Maher | Nov 29, 2016

The state's high court has denied Union Pacific's petition for leave to appeal a forum decision arising from a St. Clair County railroad injury case.

Madison County real estate Oct. 7-14

By Carrie Gonzolaz | Oct 25, 2016

An Alton home sold for $445,000 as part of the real estate transactions for Oct. 7-14.

Madison County civil docket Oct. 24-28

By Carrie Gonzolaz | Oct 18, 2016

Madison County Circuit Judges Barberis, Crowder, Ruth, Mudge and Hylla have hearings scheduled on the civil docket for Oct. 24-28.

Conductor alleges Union Pacific Railroad had unsafe work environment

By Michael Abella | Oct 14, 2016

BELLEVILLE — A conductor is suing Union Pacific Railroad Company, alleging that insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

Union Pacific sued over alleged exposure to toxic substances

By Michael Abella | Oct 14, 2016

BELLEVILLE — A special administrator of a deceased man's estate is suing Union Pacific Railroad Company, alleging negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

3M Company, dozens of others accused of liability for benzene exposure

By Louie Torres | Oct 11, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE — A woman diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia and her husband are suing several companies, alleging that they bear responsibility for her alleged exposure to benzene and benzene-containing products.

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