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Pension spiking needs review, House candidates say

By John Breslin | Sep 10, 2018

SPRINGFIELD – Two Republican candidates fighting for a seat in the Illinois House of Representatives believe the practice of increasing pay of public sector workers in their final years, so-called pension spiking, should be reviewed.

Man's lung cancer prompts asbestos litigation

By Lhalie Castillo | Aug 7, 2018

A long list of manufacturers face a lawsuit over a man's exposure to asbestos.

At Janus oral arguments, lawyer for AFSCME predicted members would strike if no longer compelled to pay fees

By Record News | Jun 30, 2018

WASHINGTON – Taxpayers should brace for strikes now that government unions can no longer compel members to pay agency fees for political campaigns, attorney David Frederick said last December arguing for unions before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Husband and wife sue asbestos-related companies for failure to warn

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 26, 2018

An Illinois couple is suing McWane Inc. and other asbestos-related companies, alleging that negligence and failure to warn led to the man's lung cancer.

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Fair Maps Amendment not called for vote, deadline passes to place it on November 2018 ballot

By Jonathan Bilyk | May 7, 2018

Illinois voters will not get a chance to weigh in on the question of whether Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and other legislative leaders in the Democratic-controlled Illinois General Assembly should continue to hold the keys to drawing the state's legislative district maps, after the leaders of the state House and Senate refused to call a vote for a constitutional amendment designed to curtail their influence over the process.

Daughter names Buffalo Air, others in asbestos lawsuit after father's cancer death

By Lhalie Castillo | Apr 15, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A daughter has filed a lawsuit alleging her father's cancer death was caused by asbestos exposure.

Suit filed in St. Clair County alleges man's cancer was caused by asbestos exposure

By Lhalie Castillo | Apr 15, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A man claims he was exposed to asbestos during his career.

Woman seeks damages from Tenova Core, others over father's cancer death

By Lhalie Castillo | Apr 8, 2018

BELLEVILLE – A woman alleges her father's death from cancer was caused by his exposure to asbestos fibers during his career.

Buffalo Air Handling, others named in asbestos injury suit by couple

By Lhalie Castillo | Mar 5, 2018

BELLEVILLE – A husband and wife have filed suit against several companies over allegations exposure to asbestos from their products caused the husband to develop lung cancer.

From Cook County Record

Latest 7th Circuit nominees Scudder, St. Eve, seen as well-qualified, experienced by many legal observers

By Michael Carroll | Feb 27, 2018

Legal observers have praised President Donald Trump’s two most-recent nominees to the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, singling out their experience and intelligence as well as the White House’s efforts to gain bipartisan support for the nominees.

Janus v. AFSCME oral arguments scheduled Monday

By Ann Maher | Feb 23, 2018

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Janus v. AFSCME on Feb. 26, in a case challenging the constitutionality of compulsory union dues for state government workers.

St. Clair County GOP chair says Rauner is the best candidate for governor; Ives campaign claims Rauner is unelectable

By John Sammon | Feb 10, 2018

BELLEVILLE – St. Clair County Republican chairwoman Barbara Viviano said only incumbent Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner can defeat Democrat contender J.B. Pritzker this November and that Rauner’s Republican challenger Jeanne Ives is unelectable.

Buffalo Air Handling Inc., others named in couple's asbestos injury suit

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 16, 2018

BELLEVILLE – A couple claims the husband's diagnosis of asbestosis was caused by exposure to asbestos fibers during his career.

Son alleges father was exposed to asbestos during career, which caused cancer

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 9, 2018

BELLEVILLE – A man alleges his father's lung cancer death was caused by exposure to asbestos during his career.

Alfa Laval Inc., others named in widow's asbestos suit

By Lhalie Castillo | Dec 26, 2017

EDWARDSVILLE – A widow is seeking damages over allegations her late husband's lung cancer death was caused by asbestos exposure.

Tennessee woman alleges asbestos exposure caused lung cancer

By Lhalie Castillo | Dec 19, 2017

BELLEVILLE – A Tennessee couple has filed suit against several manufacturers over allegations asbestos exposure caused the wife to develop lung cancer.

Borg-Warner Morse TEC, others named in couple's asbestos injury suit

By Lhalie Castillo | Dec 18, 2017

BELLEVILLE – A couple is seeking more than $50,000 in damages from multiple companies over allegations of injuries sustained by asbestos exposure.

Sister files suit against Alfa Laval, others over allegations brother's cancer was asbestos related

By Lhalie Castillo | Dec 8, 2017

BELLEVILLE – The sister of a former pipe fitter alleges his death from lung cancer was the result of asbestos exposure during his career.

Daughter sues asbestos products manufacturers over father's death

By Lhalie Castillo | Dec 7, 2017

EDWARDSVILLE – A woman who serves as the estate administrator for her late father has filed a suit against several companies over allegations asbestos exposure caused her father's death from lung cancer.

Woman sues Depakote manufacturers

By Lhalie Castillo | Nov 13, 2017

BENTON — An Ohio woman is suing biopharmaceutical companies for allegedly failing to warn her of the dangers of taking Depakote. 

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