News from December 2004

Talk about bias!

By The Madison County Record | Dec 11, 2004

Editor's Note: The following letter to the editor is addressed to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in response to its Dec. 10 editorial which criticized the MCR. Its writer submitted a copy for publication here.

Our actions speak louder than their words

By The Madison County Record | Dec 11, 2004

A well-educated trader friend of ours, a few years back, declared suddenly that he would no longer be reading books.

Argosy hit with another class action complaint

By Steve Gonzalez | Dec 12, 2004

Argosy Gaming Company's directors and officers, who stand to reap enormous profits as a result of a proposed sale to Penn Gaming Co., is unfair because gains will not be equal among shareholders, according to another class action lawsuit filed against the casino owner.

Janitor sues Olin and forklift driver for injuries

By Steve Gonzalez | Dec 12, 2004

A South Roxana janitor is suing Olin Corp. and its forklift driver for injuries he sustained in an accident.

Business Coaching Forum

By The Madison County Record | Dec 12, 2004

The accounting firm of Young & Company, CPA, P.C. is offering a new service to the community. Complimentary business coaching will be available on Saturdays from 9 to 11 a.m. The two hour sessions will focus on starting or operating a successful business. Questions from the group will supply the major emphasis during each coaching meeting. These topics will be supplemented by information from various


By The Madison County Record | Dec 12, 2004

Internal Medicine practice is in need of energetic person with great people skills and ability to multi-task. Excellent attendance record is a must. Send resume to Southern Illinois Internal Medicine, 4600 Memorial Dr. Suite 310, Belleville, IL 62226 Fax: 618-235-8725. Only serious applicants please.

Childcare provided

By The Madison County Record | Dec 12, 2004

Need a Childcare provider? I am a high school junior from O'Fallon. I have experience, references and a car. Call Tori at 514-1089.

Exchange Families Needed

By The Madison County Record | Dec 13, 2004

Families needed to host high school exchange students. This is a wonderful opportunity. For more information, please call Michael or Diana at 618-452-1239.

Granite City surgeon sued for more than $50k

By Steve Gonzalez | Dec 13, 2004

A Granite city woman filed suit against her surgeon, Dr. John Petrovich and General and Vascular Surgical Associates, alleging he severed a portion of her bile duct and wrapped her esophagus too tightly during surgery two years ago.

RV a lemon; owner sues for replacement

By Steve Gonzalez | Dec 13, 2004

In a lawsuit filed Dec. 10 against Fleetwood Enterprises, Freightliner, Freedom RV Center and Truck Centers in Troy, a Litchfield couple is demanding a refund of $152,271.47 or a replacement motor home of equal or greater value.

SBC to begin $12 million payout: customers get $25, lawyers, $1.9 million

By Ann Knef | Dec 13, 2004

Christmas may be a little sweeter for SBC customers. As a result of a $12 million class action settlement reached two months ago, claim forms entitling them to a $25 refund are being mailed in December statements.

Church-run daycare sued for $120k

By Steve Gonzalez | Dec 13, 2004

A mother is suing the day care center her 2-year-old daughter attends because the child's fingers were crushed by a heavy object.

Deer hunter blames stand maker for fall

By Steve Gonzalez | Dec 14, 2004

An Aviston man who suffered neck and back injuries after falling from a deer stand is suing the hunting equipment's manufacturer and retailer for more than $300,000.

Godfrey Sonic sued for water runoff

By Steve Gonzalez | Dec 14, 2004

A Godfrey Sonic restaurant and its owners, Gary and Elizabeth Simons, are being sued for more than $250,000 because water runoff is flooding a neighbor's property.

At No. 2, St. Clair follows Madison County on 'Hellhole' list

By Ann Knef | Dec 15, 2004

For the first time, St. Clair County, Ill. has the dubious distinction of being named a "judicial hellhole," by the American Tort Reform Association (ATRA), which released its third annual report ranking the nation's worst courtrooms.

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