News from August 2015

How is pregnancy an option?

By The Madison County Record | Aug 13, 2015

I want to respond to the July letter by Jeremy Plank, board member on Options Now, formerly Arms of Love.

Asphalt truck injury case at trial in Madison County

By Ann Maher | Aug 13, 2015

A Smithton man who claims he was forced to have part of his left leg amputated after a Mack dump truck driver ran him over will have his case heard by a Madison County jury. Jurors were being selected Monday afternoon in Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth's court.

Woman sues driver who allegedly caused a collision

By Kirin Bashir | Aug 13, 2015

A St. Clair County woman is suing another car driver over negligence while driving. Emily Layeski filed a lawsuit July 16 in the St. Clair Circuit Court against Katherine Woolsey.

Groups seek higher renewable energy standards; Analyst says costs will go up, jobs down

By Amanda Robert | Aug 14, 2015

The next year could bring significant changes to the renewable energy industry in Illinois, as the legislature will likely consider a state measure to change the renewable portfolio standard as well as a federal mandate to decrease greenhouse gas emissions, released by the Obama administration last week.

Passenger claims permanent injuries following Piasa tanker collision

By Carol Ostrow | Aug 14, 2015

A Madison County resident is suing a pair of businesses and their employee alleging vehicular negligence in a 2013 crash.

Man who nearly lost leg after getting hit by dump truck testifies in trial

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 17, 2015

During emotional testimony Friday in Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth’s courtroom, a man who suffered severe leg injuries after a dump truck driver ran him over recounted his accident and the long road to recovery, saying he relied heavily on his faith in God to heal his broken body.

Rauner offers new legislative package; Democrats say ‘no,’ it’s more of the same

By Mark Fitton | Aug 17, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday said he’s again proposing legislation for a two-year freeze on local property taxes combined with what he calls local cost controls. This time, the governor added what it appears he hoped would be sweeteners for the financially troubled Chicago Public Schools system, including two years worth of CPS pension payments made by the state at about $200 million each.

Madison County case settles before closing statements set to begin

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 17, 2015

A man who suffered severe leg injuries after a dump truck driver ran him over, entangling his legs in the springs, settled the case for an undisclosed amount with the defendants over the weekend.

Is the American Dream Dying?

By Diana Rickert | Aug 17, 2015

No one ever said the American Dream is easy, or should be. But government shouldn’t be the gatekeeper of success to the point of deterring an entire generation. If that happens, we all suffer.

Illinois' professional regulator relinquishes state's grip on mobile payment processor Square

By The Madison County Record | Aug 18, 2015

SPRINGFIELD – Chief financial regulator Bryan Schneider welcomes mobile payment businesses that the previous administration treated like criminals.

St. Clair County real estate Aug. 3-7

By Carrie Gonzalez | Aug 18, 2015

A list of recent real estate transactions for St. Clair County. Including Belleville, Cahokia, Caseyville, Collinsville, Dupo, East Carondelet, East St. Louis, Fairview Heights, Freeburg, Lebanon, Marissa, Mascoutah, Millstadt, O’Fallon, St. Libory, Shiloh, Smithton, Swansea and Waterloo.

St. Clair County foreclosures Aug. 6-11

By Carrie Gonzalez | Aug 18, 2015

A list of recent St. Clair County foreclosures. Including Belleville, Caseyville, Centreville, Collinsville, Fairview Heights, Lebanon, Mascoutah, Millstadt and O'Fallon.

Blake Law Group hires new associate attorney

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 18, 2015

Attorney Angela S. McQuage joins the Blake Behme Law Group in Belleville as an associate attorney.

Sandberg Phoenix attorneys selected for Best Lawyers in America

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 18, 2015

A record number of 20 Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America list for 2016.

Williams Venker & Sanders attorneys selected for Best Lawyers in America

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 18, 2015

Eight attorneys with Williams Venker & Sanders have been included on the Best Lawyers in America list for 2016.

Trailer owners deny liability, seek to dismiss Rothman Furniture's suit alleging injury from fallen sofa

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 18, 2015

An Illinois couple seeks to dismiss a lawsuit filed after a sofa fell on a Rothman Furniture Store employee while he was trying to load a sofa into the couple’s trailer.

Madison County real estate Aug. 3-7

By Carrie Gonzalez | Aug 18, 2015

A list of recent real estate transactions for Madison County. Including Alhambra, Alton, Bethalto, Collinsville, Cottage Hills, East Alton, Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, Godfrey, Granite City, Hamel, Hartford, Highland, Madison, Maryville, Moro, Pontoon Beach, St. Jacob, Troy, Wood River and Worden.

Madison County foreclosures Aug. 7-14

By Carrie Gonzalez | Aug 18, 2015

A list of recent Madison County foreclosures. Including Alton, Collinsville, Glen Carbon, Granite City, South Roxana, St. Jacob, Troy and Wood River.

54th Street restaurant accuses customer of causing his fall from intoxication

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 18, 2015

An Edwardsville restaurant denies liability in a customer’s slip and fall suit, arguing that the patron became intoxicated and was unable to maintain his balance.

Doctor and practice seek to dismiss East Alton woman’s medical malpractice case

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 18, 2015

A physician and his practice seek to dismiss a patient’s lawsuit claiming they put off an emergency lumbar surgery for too long.

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