News from April 2005

Rekowski honored with Clarence Darrow award

By Ann Knef | Apr 26, 2005

John J. Rekowski, chief public defender for Madison County, received the prestigious 2005 Clarence Darrow Award from Saint Louis University School of Law in a ceremony at the university recently.

Crack dealer sentenced to 16 years

By Steve Gonzalez | Apr 26, 2005

Andre Monroe, “Dre,” 28, of East St. Louis, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Benton, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Ronald J. Tenpas announced April 20.

Faulty equipment, deprived wife leads big rig driver to sue

By Steve Gonzalez | Apr 26, 2005

The perils of faulty equipment, mental anguish and a deprived wife prompted an injured Illinois trucker to file a $400,000 suit April 25 in Madison County Circuit Court against his employer and big rig manufacturers.

First Tuesday's Club meets May 3

By Ann Knef | Apr 27, 2005

Continuing its quest for deeper understanding of the U.S. Constitution, the First Tuesday’s Club will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 3 at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Edwardsville.

No baloney: no dough for five years at Subway

By Ann Knef | Apr 27, 2005

Ragini Patel is suing Pontoon Beach Subway Sandwiches owner Hiren Patel for not paying her for 10,800 hours of work.

FELA suit filed against Terminal Railroad Assn.

By Steve Gonzalez | Apr 27, 2005

Ralph Jackson filed suit April 27 in Madison County Circuit Court against Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis alleging that he was injured while working as a truck operator and laborer.

Street Q & A: How has the price of gas affected your budget?

By Heather Anderson | Apr 28, 2005

Eee gads! The cost of filling up at the gas station is killing our pocketbooks. Record Reporter Heather Anderson asks citizens, "How has the price of gas affected your budget?"

Belleville woman represents self in case against doctor

By Steve Gonzalez | Apr 28, 2005

Belleville resident Rhonda K. Davis filed a medical malpractice suit against her doctor, Michael Guignon, M.D. on April 22 in St. Clair County Circuit Court seeking damages in excess of $50,000.

Ferguson re-elected Madison County's chief judge

By Steve Gonzalez | Apr 28, 2005

The circuit judges of Madison and Bond Counties have re-elected Circuit Judge Edward Ferguson as chief judge for the 3rd Judicial Circuit in Illinois.

Insurer says railroad allowed derailment in suit

By Steve Gonzalez | Apr 28, 2005

Westfield Insurance Group of Westfield Center, Ohio filed a suit against Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis on April 27 in Madison County Circuit Court seeking $78,188.42 in damages alleging Terminal Railroad negligently allowed train cars to derail.

Local law firm hires new associate

By Steve Gonzalez | Apr 28, 2005

The law firm of Byron, Gerber, Petri & Kalb in Edwardsville announced that they hired Todd Sivia, a recent law graduate of St. Louis University School of Law.

Madison County residents paid $90 for Jablonski v. Ford opinions

By Ann Knef | Apr 28, 2005

James Feeney Jurors contacted in the wake of a recent $43 million verdict against Ford Motor Co. did not want to talk about their monumental decision. “It’s over and done with,” said juror Roy Bennington by phone. “I don’t think I want to comment. Mum’s the word.” Then he hung up on a reporter who called him at his Granite City home.

Law Day to be observed in Madison County

By Steve Gonzalez | Apr 28, 2005

The Highland Optimist Club will be sponsoring mock trials for eighth-grade students Monday, May 2 at the Madison County Courthouse in observance of Law Day.

Singer injured by beer bottle sues taverns

By Steve Gonzalez | Apr 28, 2005

A singer who was struck in the face by a beer bottle filed suit against two Worden taverns on April 27 in Madison County Circuit Court.

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