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National, local races capture St. Clair County voters' attention in lead up to November elections, says GOP chair

St. Clair County voters can begin voting by mail on Aug. 10, a signal that the election countdown is near. 

Widow accuses physician, hospital of causing husband's death

EDWARDSVILLE — A widow is suing medical providers, alleging insufficient measures were taken to prevent her husband's death.

Fifth District affirms approval of Caseyville solid waste transfer station

The Fifth District Appellate Court affirmed the Village of Caseyville’s approval of a solid waste transfer station despite objections from Roxana Landfill Inc. and Fairmont City.

Three passengers blame motorist for causing crash

BELLEVILLE — Three passengers are suing a Taylorville motorist, alleging her negligence caused a car crash that injured the plaintiffs. 

Brother, sister allege will executor failed to fairly distribute inheritance

BELLEVILLE — Two siblings are suing a will executor, alleging deprivation of inheritance.

European Hispanics accuse Fairmont City of racial discrimination

BELLEVILLE — Two Illinois residents of European Hispanic extraction are suing Fairmont City and other defendants, alleging racial discrimination.

Shareholders accuse company officers of theft

BELLEVILLE — Two shareholders are suing family members and company officers, alleging intentional theft of money.

Madison County judge formed relationships with national asbestos firms after becoming judge

SPRINGFIELD – Madison County associate judge Donald Flack formed litigation relationships with two national asbestos firms after taking the robe, according to his annual statements of economic interest at the Illinois Supreme Court.

Customer alleges grocery store owner's negligence caused injuries

BELLEVILLE — A customer is suing a Belleville grocery store, alleging the defendant's negligence caused the plaintiff to sustain injuries.

Patient accuses medical care providers of negligence

BELLEVILLE — A patient is suing medical providers, alleging their negligence led to the plaintiff sustaining injuries.

Baricevic reversed over jury instructions in shooter’s attempted murder conviction

St. Clair County Chief Judge John Baricevic must hold a new trial for a defendant in a shooting case after giving improper instructions, Fifth District appellate justices ruled on July 26. 

Illinois tax code punishes entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship is the embodiment of the American Dream, and through their creativity and hard work, entrepreneurs bring new ideas, products and ways of doing things to the marketplace, often building businesses generating significant numbers of jobs.

Madison County civil docket Aug. 9-12

Dozens of Law Division cases are set on the Madison County civil docket next week.

Madison County asbestos motion docket Aug. 9-12

More than 70 asbestos cases filed between 2013 through this year are set on Madison County's motion docket next week.

Madison County foreclosures July 25-Aug. 1

This week's foreclosure listings include cases involving Alton, Collinsville, Edwardsville, Granite City, Madison and Troy properties.

St. Clair County foreclosures July 18-28

Recent foreclosure filings in St. Clair County include properties in Belleville, Cahokia, Fairview Heights and Millstadt.

St. Clair County real estate July 11-20

A property at 1232 Natalyn's Trace in Lebanon sold for $437,000 on July 11.

Madison County foreclosures July 15-22

A home at 510 W. Lake Dr. in Edwardsville sold for $489,000 on July 21.

Employee accuses tree service company of negligence

EDWARDSVILLE — An employee is suing a Granite City tree service business, alleging its negligence led to the plaintiff sustaining injuries.

Madison County and Gibbons must defend retaliation lawsuit, judge rules

BENTON – Madison County government and state’s attorney Tom Gibbons must both defend a retaliation suit of former secretary Andrew Kane, U.S. District Judge Phil Gilbert ruled on July 26.