THE PROBLEM: Education funding for downstate and suburban pre-K-12 schools – i.e., all Illinois school districts outside of Chicago – is one of the state’s highest priorities.
News from February 2016
Chicago Public Schools, or CPS, needs to issue $875 million in long-term bonds to help the district avoid bankruptcy – but on Jan. 27, the school district backed out of the planned sale.
St. Clair County jurors awarded nearly $800,000 to a crash victim after finding his former lawyer let a suit against the other driver lapse.
Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge has been appointed to the Judicial Conference of Illinois for another term and has been assigned to serve on the Civil Justice Committee as well as its Technology Committee.
Democrats in Madison County will join Iowa voters tonight to be among the first in the nation to express their choice for the Presidential candidate in the 2016 primary election.
Governor Bruce Rauner’s comments on workers' compensation reform made during his state of the state address has prompted mixed reaction.
BENTON – A Marion County woman is suing U.S. Bank, alleging age discrimination as causing her termination from work.
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, New Athens, New Baden, O’Fallon, St. Libory, Shiloh, Smithton, Swansea and Waterloo.
On the docket next week: Gloria Seyfert v. Katherine Johnson, 13-L-225; Apex Oil v, Century Indemnity, 13-L-328, Bradley Peters v. John Kronable, 14-L-1327 and more.
Sixteen cases set for the Madison County asbestos docket next week. All of the cases on this docket were set were filed in 2014 or 2015.
Twenty-five new filings in Madison County between Jan. 22-28.
Real estate transactions for Alton, Bethalto, Collinsville, East Alton, Edwardsville, Godfrey, Granite City, Troy and more.
BENTON – A Du Quoin man is suing the De Quoin police, alleging violations of his constitutional rights.
According to the complaint, Sentry has offered the payback program and payback agreement since 1986 to persuade safe drivers to purchase its insurance with the promise that if a driver remained claim-free for five years, the defendant would start to refund them half of their earlier paid premiums and would continue to do so for each claim-free year.
Dozens of cases have been set for trial in Madison Count's asbestos court on Monday, Feb, 8. The cases were filed between 2012 and 2015.
According to the complaint, Thompson was at Edwardsville High School inside the auditorium on Dec. 7, 2014. She claims a loose light fixture on the ceiling fell and struck her, resulting in injuries to her head, neck and shoulders.
The defendant argues that removal is proper based on the amount in controversy and diversity of citizenship.
The defendants claim the plaintiff's son was actively involved in the theft of a 2011 Honda Odyssey and that he knew the driver would drive in an unreasonably dangerous manner.
SPRINGFIELD — Unless something changes soon, Illinois is heading $6.2 billion deeper into debt and taxpayers will remain on the hook, state Comptroller Leslie Geissler Munger said Tuesday.