News from May 2016

Watchdog says GOP lawmakers will call for Mautino's resignation

By Russell Boniface | May 27, 2016

Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino is currently facing a federal investigation after questions arose over his campaign spending during his 24-year tenure as a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives.

Legislators need to recognize strong public support and move on property tax freeze, advocate says

By Karen Kidd | May 27, 2016

SPRINGFIELD – A bill to freeze property taxes likely won't pass in the waning days of this legislative session, but a reform advocate believes that eventually some measure will pass.

New domestic violence court aims to reduce offense and help victims

By Taryn Phaneuf | May 27, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE — The Madison County Circuit Court will open a Domestic Violence Accountability Court on June 1 — the second such program in the state.

Woman says hip replacement was faulty

By Louie Torres | May 27, 2016

EAST ST. LOUIS — A woman is suing Zimmer Biomet, formerly known as Biomet, Inc. a Delaware-headquartered medical-device maker, citing alleged design defect and negligence.

Estate administrator accuses jail officials of wrongful death

By Philip Gonzales | May 27, 2016

EAST ST. LOUIS — An estate administrator is suing jail officials, citing alleged failure to protect, insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries, violation of civil rights and wrongful death.

Motorist cites negligence in collision with truck

By Philip Gonzales | May 27, 2016

EAST ST. LOUIS — A man is suing Kris Cairns and Bad Boy Trucking LLC, truck driver and employer, citing negligence and alleging that insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

Woman says other driver responsible in collision

By Philip Gonzales | May 27, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE — A woman is suing David King and Acceptance Auto Insurance, citing alleged negligence.

Couple sue over actions of authorities

By Louie Torres | May 27, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE — A couple are suing police Sgt. David Davis and The Village of South Roxana, citing alleged abuse, excessive force and other counts.

Woman claims age discrimination by former employer

By Louie Torres | May 30, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE — A woman is suing William M. Bedell Achievement and Resource Center and Rosejean Carter, former employers, citing alleged age discrimination, hostile work environment, retaliation, and wrongful termination.

Motorist sues trucking company and its owner/driver

By Louie Torres | May 30, 2016

BELLEVILLE — A motorist is suing Abraham A. Wiser and Wiser Trucking Inc., a trucking company and its owner/driver, alleging negligence and claiming that insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

Former deputy sues sheriff, county over alleged retaliation

By Louie Torres | May 30, 2016

EAST ST. LOUIS — A former deputy is suing Randolph County, Illinois and the county's sheriff, Shannon Wolff, citing alleged retaliation and violation of civil rights.

Suit says intoxicated bar patron injured plaintiff

By Louie Torres | May 30, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE — A man is suing Dave & Judy's Inc., doing business as Dave & Judy's B&R, and Greg Kuehnel, bar patron, claiming negligence and alleging that insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

Woman says other motorist at fault in collision

By The Madison County Record | May 30, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE — One woman is suing another over a claim of negligence in a rear-end collision.

Madison County should reduce property tax levy

By The Madison County Record | May 31, 2016

Approximately 127 individuals circulated petitions as numerous county office holders urged you not to sign it. Local government leaders stated public safety would suffer. However, they offered no facts to support their case. Why? It seems no facts support their position.

Charlie Meier: Passage of proposed redistricting reform on November ballot 'is going to be huge'

By Karen Kidd | May 31, 2016

This year's proposed redistricting reform measure would draw lines based on simple grids to take in a certain number of residents rather than try to determine districts by likely partisan voters, Meier said.

AFSCME analysis FAQ: Illinois state workers highest paid in the nation

By Ted Dabrowsi and John Klingner, Illinois Policy Institute | May 31, 2016

Illinois AFSCME workers enjoy yearly wages of nearly $60,000 when adjusted for cost of living, in addition to Cadillac health care benefits. Most Illinois state workers will also get free health insurance when they retire, and career state retirees receive $1.6 million in pension benefits on average.

Fifth District reverses finding for defendant in 44-year-old child murder case: Due process for 62-year-old college coach not violated

By Record News | May 31, 2016

MOUNT VERNON – St. Clair County Circuit Judge Robert Haida improperly dismissed a murder indictment in the death of a year old child in 972, Fifth District appellate judges ruled on May 19. 

Madison County foreclosures May 23-25

By Carrie Gonzalez | May 31, 2016

New foreclosure filings in Madison County for the week of May 23.

St. Clair County foreclosures May 6-27

By Carrie Gonzalez | May 31, 2016

St. Clair County foreclosure filings for Belleville and Dupo.

St. Clair County real estate May 13-19

By Carrie Gonzalez | May 31, 2016

A listing at 8536 Armsleigh Place in O'Fallon sold for $430,000, putting it at the top of the St. Clair County market during the week of May 13-19.

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