News from 2015

Illinois residents finding the exits; Census Bureau says 105,000 lost to other states

By Mark Fitton, Illinois News Network | Dec 23, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — The door to Illinois continues to swing outward more often than it does inward. New data released by the U.S. Census bureau showed that in terms of domestic migration — people moving about within the United States — Illinois saw roughly 105,200 more people leave than arrive.

Families blame Xarelto makers for causing deaths of relatives

By Molly English-Bowers | Dec 23, 2015

BELLEVILLE – A group of 10 residents from different states is suing pharmaceutical companies, alleging dangerous side effects from family members taking the drug Xarelto.

Alton police sued for alleged injuries to suspect in custody

By Molly English-Bowers | Dec 23, 2015

EDWARDSVILLE – An Alton man is suing the local police, alleging he was injured while in police custody.

Collinsville renter alleges property owner did not fix safety hazard

By Molly English-Bowers | Dec 23, 2015

EDWARDSVILLE – A Collinsville man is suing a rental property owner, alleging negligence for injuries he says he suffered when he tripped on a hazard on the property.

Patient alleges medication led to heart attack

By Molly English-Bowers | Dec 23, 2015

EDWARDSVILLE – An Illinois man is suing Walgreens and a doctor, alleging they didn't warn him of the dangerous nature of drugs he was prescribed.

Patient alleges physical therapy exacerbated back injury

By Molly English-Bowers | Dec 23, 2015

EDWARDSVILLE – An Illinois man is suing a Highland physical therapy center, alleging an exercise it had him perform exacerbated his lumbar disc injury.

Patient alleges St. Anthony's Health Center, doctor guilty of medical negligence

By Molly English-Bowers | Dec 24, 2015

EDWARDSVILLE – An Illinois woman is suing an Alton health center and a doctor, alleging negligent treatment she received while under their care.

DraftKings says game still on in Illinois; Attorney: Company will go to court in gaming dispute

By Mark Fitton, Illinois News Network | Dec 26, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — Despite an opinion by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan that daily fantasy sports contests such as those offered by DraftKings and FanDuel are illegal gambling under state law, one of the big providers said it intends to keep offering the games in Illinois. DraftKings’ attorney late Wednesday issued a statement saying the company disagrees with the attorney general and believes “daily fantasy sports, which Illinois residents have been playing for years, are lawful under state

Man alleges exposure to flooring chemicals caused Parkinson's

By Molly English-Bowers | Dec 26, 2015

BELLEVILLE – A Missouri man is suing numerous global corporations alleging he developed Parkinson's disease after years of working with chemicals related to his career in the flooring business.

Madison County Board candidate Lee Wathan: 'Government should provide more, with less'

By Anna Aguillard | Dec 28, 2015

Republican Harold “Lee” Wathan Jr. will be challenging Democrat Elizabeth Dalton for the Madison County Board seat in District 28 in the November general election.

Pharmacy customer alleges Xarelto caused life-threatening injuries

By Molly English-Bowers | Dec 29, 2015

BELLEVILLE – A Pennsylvania woman is suing several pharmaceutical companies, alleging personal injuries and economic damages that she says resulted from taking a prescription drug.

County to buy $1 million in bonds from Madison County schools

By Jacob Bielanski | Dec 29, 2015

EDWARDSVILLE - The Country treasurer will purchase bonds from two more school districts in the area, putting the total investment by the county into area schools at more than $2 million. Madison County Treasurer Kurt Prenzler said in a press release that his office will purchase $572,442 and $486,576 in working cash bonds form the Alton and Triad School Districts, respectively, and is part of an initiative to invest the county’s money locally. The purchases come just two months after Prenzler an

Couple blames oil distributors for husband's benzene exposure

By Molly English-Bowers | Dec 29, 2015

EDWARDSVILLE – An Illinois couple is suing companies including Marathon and Chevron, alleging exposure to benzene led to the diagnosis of a serious medical condition in the husband.

Handicapped patient sues Fairview Heights psychiatric practice over fall

By Molly English-Bowers | Dec 29, 2015

BELLEVILLE – A Breese man is suing two physicians and their Fairview Heights practice, alleging negligence for injuries he says he suffered when he slipped and fell at the end of a handicap ramp.

Couple blames dozens of companies for husband's exposure to asbestos fibers

By Molly English-Bowers | Dec 29, 2015

BELLEVILLE – An Illinois couple is suing dozens of companies, alleging exposure to asbestos, led to the husband contracting asbestosis, a cancer of the lung.

Woman sues Belleville, city clerk for alleged slander, libel

By Molly English-Bowers | Dec 30, 2015

BELLEVILLE – A Belleville woman is suing the municipality and the city clerk, alleging she was slandered and libeled.

Skokie health care business alleges non-payment from Breeze Hospice

By Molly English-Bowers | Dec 30, 2015

BELLEVILLE – A Skokie health care business is suing a Belleville hospice, alleging an unpaid fee due under its contract with the defendant

Customer sues Cricket Wireless after door falls on her

By Molly English-Bowers | Dec 30, 2015

BELLEVILLE – A customer is suing Cricket Wireless, alleging negligence over injuries she says she suffered when a store door fell on top of her.

Belleville motorist sues driver, owner of vehicle over collision

By Molly English-Bowers | Dec 30, 2015

BELLEVILLE – A Belleville woman is suing a driver and the vehicle owner, alleging negligence for injuries she says she suffered in an automobile accident.

Mother sues motorist following accident that allegedly injured her daughter

By Molly English-Bowers | Dec 30, 2015

BELLEVILLE – A St. Clair County woman, as mother and next friend of a minor injured in a car accident, is suing the driver of the vehicle she alleges caused the incident.

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