News from June 2014

Cahokia Schnuck's sued over customer's slip and fall

By The Madison County Record | Jun 3, 2014

A woman has filed suit against Schnuck Markets, alleging its employees failed to remove a clear, foreign substance from the floor in front of a ticket counter, causing her to fall.

Homeowner sues landscaper over construction of retaining wall

By The Madison County Record | Jun 4, 2014

A Madison County homeowner claims a landscaping company improperly installed a retaining wall, causing water to drain into her house.Brandy Hodges filed a lawsuit May 21 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Melissa A. Hazelwood and Green with Envy Lawn Care and Landscape.Hodges claims she hired the defendants to install a brick landscaping wall at her Madison County home. The defendants were

Wrongful death suit filed against maker of chain hoist

By The Madison County Record | Jun 4, 2014

The failure of a chain hoist caused a man’s death and led his family to sue the manufacturer of the chain, according to a new lawsuit.

Illinois should repeal the death tax

By Michael Lucci | Jun 5, 2014

Of all Illinois’ taxes, its death tax is the most morbid. Only 15 states in the U.S. levy a tax on death, and Illinois has the second-highest rate.Death taxes include estate and inheritance taxes. They hit certain Illinois families hard. Farmers, investors and business owners often need substantial assets to generate a moderate income.Not only that. The death tax chases wealthy retirees out of the

Granite City accident blamed on cell phone-using driver

By The Madison County Record | Jun 5, 2014

A man has filed suit against the driver he claims failed to yield while the vehicle he was riding in attempted to turn around.Ricky L. Cox II filed suit May 22 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Christine D. Henderson.According to the complaint, Cox was riding in a vehicle traveling west in the 3100 block of Fehling Road in Granite City on May 15, 2013, when the driver of the vehicle pulled

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