News from April 2005

Ford juror was Thomas Lakin's college roommate

By Ann Knef | Apr 28, 2005

Tom Lakin Of all the potential jurors in a county with a population of 258,941 (U.S. Census, 2000), one of the 12 sitting members in Jablonski v. Ford was a former college roommate of Thomas Lakin, founder of the Lakin Law Firm in Wood River, and father of the trial's plaintiff attorney, Bradley Lakin.

Wilke Window sues for mine subsidence

By Steve Gonzalez | Apr 29, 2005

Wilke Window and Door filed suit April 21 in St. Clair County Circuit Court blaming Peabody Coal Company for a mine subsidence event that damages some of its property on Lebanon Avenue in Shiloh.

Abe Lincoln in Illinois

By John J. Hopkins | Apr 30, 2005

For many people, the best movie about our 16th President was the 1940 classic, “Abe Lincoln in Illinois.”

Lakin's lucky coincidence

By The Madison County Record | Apr 30, 2005

Did juror Drexel Harvey feel bias in favor of his former college roommate’s son?

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