237 new Illinois laws address topics that range from naming a state pie to divorce law to bobcat hunting.
News from January 2016
An Illinois Circuit Court judge says reducing the number of jurors in civil trials is unconstitutional, a decision that could bring the law passed late last year to the state supreme court.
ST. CLAIR COUNTY—A woman is suing a development and construction company following the death of her husband, alleging that the company caused his death through negligence.
ST. CLAIR COUNTY— A man is suing his employer, a construction company, following a work-related incident in which he was severely injured.
ST. CLAIR COUNTY— A man is suing the East St. Louis Police Department after he was injured in an incident allegedly caused by the reckless driving of an officer.
ST. CLAIR COUNTY— A woman is suing a veterans organization alleging she was injured on its property due to a fall caused by negligence.
ST. CLAIR COUNTY— A woman is suing another driver over allegations that his negligence led to an accident that caused extensive damage to her vehicle.
ST. CLAIR COUNTY— A woman is seeking compensation following an East St. Louis automobile incident in which she was physically injured.
The Illinois Supreme Court announced its approval of a judicial college that plans to create a more comprehensive approach to judiciary education.
BELLEVILLE – A Belleville woman is suing a chemical company and St. Clair County, alleging exposure to chemicals she experienced while working in a county department.
BENTON – Two former employees are suing Buffalo Wild Wings franchisee, alleging violations of minimum wage laws.
The Illinois Supreme Court on Jan. 12 will hear oral arguments involving a speeding ticket issued in Troy, and any action it takes could alter the rules of the road. The case involves driver Christopher Geiler who was stopped by Troy police May 5, 2014, for exceeding the speed limit by 15 miles per hour.
A man sued for alleged assault denies the allegations and argues that the other restaurant patron provoked an incident. Derek Reeves filed his lawsuit on Nov. 4 against Brennan Bunjak. According to the complaint, Bunjak allegedly assaulted and battered Reeves in the face on April 26, 2014, at Big Daddy’s in Belleville.
A man sued for hitting a man while riding his horse argues that the horse was not maintained properly on the roadway.
An Alton Casino denies liability in a guest’s slip and fall lawsuit and argues that the guest caused her own alleged injuries.
Taxpayers pay once for state politicians’ salaries and another 1.5 times for their bankrupt pension system. In 2017, taxpayers will contribute the equivalent of nearly $123,000 for each lawmaker just to keep the General Assembly Retirement System afloat.
The owners of a Belleville gas station removed a woman’s slip and fall suit that alleges she slipped on ice while standing at the gas pump.
Menard Inc. denies liability in a carpenter’s personal injury suit, arguing that the man failed to specifically identify the materials at issue and altered the materials that allegedly malfunctioned and caused him to fall.
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, Roxana, St. Jacob, Troy, Wood River and Worden.