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Taxpayer revolt rally set next week gaining interest among GOP base and candidates

By Ann Maher | Oct 16, 2018

A “taxpayer revolt rally” is set to take place next Wednesday in Collinsville in opposition to what organizers say are “extreme taxes” being proposed as solutions to the state’s disastrous financial situation.

Overstreet win at Fifth District could grow conservative hold on bench

By Ann Maher | Oct 16, 2018

Republican candidate for a permanent seat on the Fifth District Appellate Court, Justice David Overstreet, steers clear of addressing "trigger" issues for the trial bar - "frivolous" litigation and "caps" on damages - in questions posed by the Illinois Civil Justice League.

Gleeson, Cruse and Emge respond to ICJL questionnaire on range of topics

By Ann Maher | Oct 16, 2018

Voters in the Twentieth Judicial Circuit - St. Clair, Monroe, Perry, Randolph and Washington counties - will be asked in next month's election whether circuit judges Andrew Gleeson (chief judge), Zina Cruse (at large judge) and Daniel Emge (Washington County resident judge) should be retained - yes or no.

Hoffman, Costello end Q3 with $1.36M combined compared to less than $10K held by competitors Jameson, Friess

By Record News | Oct 16, 2018

SPRINGFIELD – Spending on downstate races to keep the Illinois State House controlled by Democrats rivals the ferocity playing out on a national level to put the minority party back in control of the U.S. House.

Lawyers near and far go big for Democrat judicial candidates; Republican challengers take note in 'we don't owe anyone' message

By Record News | Oct 16, 2018

SPRINGFIELD – Four law firms provided 59 percent of itemized contributions to judicial campaigns of Democrats Heinz Rudolf, John O’Gara, and Christopher Kolker in the quarter ending Sept. 30.

Jay Hoffman - your mailer is shameful

By The Madison County Record | Oct 15, 2018

Jay Hoffman, have you gone crazy? Please explain to me how Doug Jameson stood by and did nothing at the Quincy Veterans Home. Doug was not an elected representative of the people of Illinois, you were.

Pence: Illinois’ 13 congressional district could make, or break, GOP majority

By Greg Bishop, Illinois News Network | Oct 15, 2018

There's a lot at stake in Illinois' 13th congressional district for Republicans and that's why Vice President Mike Pence said he made a stop in Springfield on Friday.

Judge rules on employment contract case against two physical therapists

By Gabriel Neves | Oct 15, 2018

A federal judge threw out parts of a business confidentiality dispute involving two physical therapists in a Oct. 2 decision.

Judge awards $5 million in damages in VA medical malpractice case

By Gabriel Neves | Oct 15, 2018

A federal judge awarded more than $5 million to the descendants of a Marion man who died after leaving a Veterans Affairs hospital.

Madison County jury reaches defense verdict in slip, fall suit; Plaintiff allegedly told emergency responders she fell down stairs

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Oct 15, 2018

Madison County jurors reached a defense verdict in favor of a homeowner in a woman’s suit alleging she was injured when she slipped and fell on a rug.

Six former library employees have taken home more than $1 million in pension benefits

By Austin Berg, Illinois Policy Institute | Oct 15, 2018

Large pension payouts in the face of flat incomes for taxpayers raise questions of fairness.

Motorist alleges injuries from Route 159 collision

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Oct 15, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A motorist is suing another driver for allegedly causing a collision.

Illinois GOP looks to turn screws in Pritzker’s toilet 'scheme to defraud'

By Cole Lauterbach, Illinois News Network | Oct 14, 2018

Illinois Republicans are not going to let Democrat J.B. Pritzker’s troubles concerning a potentially illegal property tax break go away.

Jameson reacts angrily to attacks by opponent over Quincy veterans' home tragedy

By John Breslin | Oct 13, 2018

Republican candidate for the 113th District, Doug Jameson, has reacted angrily to attacks on him by his opponent, Democratic incumbent Jay Hoffman, over the Quincy veterans' home tragedy.

Motorist alleges wrong-way driver caused collision

By Lhalie Castillo | Oct 12, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A woman claims she was injured in a Shiloh collision caused by a wrong-way driver.

Former Madison County employee argues conflict of interest still exists in corruption investigation in light of new grand jury information

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Oct 12, 2018

Former Madison County employee Stephen Adler argues that a conflict of interest still exists in a corruption case against county officials based on new information regarding Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons’ involvement in a grand jury investigation that resulted in a series of raids at the county administration building.

GORI JULIAN & ASSOCIATES, P.C.: Reduce your risk of an asbestos-related disease with this tip

By Press release submission | Oct 12, 2018

Asbestos is a substance that occurs naturally. Consequently, virtually everyone experiences a small amount of asbestos exposure at some point -- but not everyone becomes sick.

HEPLERBROOM LLC: Co-Sponsors Illinois Environmental Seminar

By Press release submission | Oct 12, 2018

On November 9, HeplerBroom is co-sponsoring an environmental seminar titled “Illinois Water Laws and Regulations.”

Former administrative assistant alleges wrongful termination

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Oct 12, 2018

BENTON — A former Nashville, Ill., administrative assistant is suing the city, alleging wrongful termination.

County board candidate says voters in west Belleville district are fed up with high property taxes

By Ann Maher | Oct 12, 2018

If there's one concern common among voters in St. Clair County Board District 8 it's high property taxes, according to Republican candidate Deborah Brennan.

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