News from May 2016

Durbin visits SIUC stumping in support of Supreme Court nominee Garland

By Ruth de Jauregui | May 10, 2016

CARBONDALE – Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, discussed the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court during a visit to the Southern Illinois University (SIU) School of Law last week.

Man’s $1.1M lawsuit against Washington Park and police officer settled

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 10, 2016

The Village of Washington Park and one of its police officers have settled a lawsuit alleging a man was unlawfully arrested.

AFSCME blames budget failure for lack of pay raises, unpaid healthcare and expenses

By Record News | May 10, 2016

State employees lacking a contract ask St. Clair County Circuit Judge Robert LeChien to preserve provisions of their previous contract. 

Widow alleges VA hospital failed to timely diagnose late husband's lung cancer

By Karen Kidd | May 10, 2016

A Thompsonville veteran's widow is representing herself in her lawsuit against the federal government, claiming the medical staff at Marion Veterans Administration Hospital failed to timely diagnose her late husband's cancer.

Some constructive criticism from a 'simple Illinois farmer'

By The Madison County Record | May 10, 2016

Loren Klaus has offered a list of 12 things we did to ourselves that contributed to the degradation of our once edenic state, including adoption of our 1970 state constitution, the establishment of our state income tax, the election of venal governors, and lax enforcement of our Open Meeting laws.

Wood River car accident suit at trial in Ruth’s court

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 10, 2016

A Wood River car accident case is at trial this week in Madison County Circuit judge Dennis Ruth’s courtroom.

Fifth District affirms workers’ compensation rulings out of McGlynn’s court

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 10, 2016

The Fifth District Appellate Court affirmed three separate workers’ compensation decisions out of St. Clair County, in which a Freeburg custodian alleges he injured his back from heavy lifting and manual labor while on the job.

'Farmer's' advice to lawmakers: if you can't stop spending, become a private citizen

By Ann Maher | May 10, 2016

Loren Klaus, 88, of Glen Carbon has sage advice for elected officials grappling with the state's fiscal crisis: When you don't have enough money to pay for things, you have to cut.

Cerro Flow asks Fifth District to review co-defendants’ Sauget pollution settlements

By Record News | May 10, 2016

MOUNT VERNON – Copper recycler Cerro Flow Products, defending claims that it polluted 15,000 properties around Sauget, has petitioned the Fifth District appellate court to review a settlement among all other defendants. 

Residents claim discrimination by housing authority

By Molly English-Bowers | May 11, 2016

EAST ST. LOUIS – A group of residents is suing over allegedly disparate treatment by their landlords based on race. Violations of the Fair Housing Act are cited among the 10 counts.

Former federal judge Murphy enters appearance in barge worker’s injury case

By Record News | May 12, 2016

BENTON – Former U.S. district judge Patrick Murphy of Marion has joined Roy Dripps of Maryville in preparing for trial of a barge worker’s injury claim against his employer. 

Motorist claims injuries from rear-end collision

By Robbie Hargett | May 12, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE — An Edwardsville man is suing a driver over injuries allegedly sustained in a vehicle collision.

Landlord accuses tenants of failing to pay rent

By Robert Hadley | May 12, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE – A Madison County woman is suing two tenants who allegedly owe her more than $80,000 in unpaid rent.

Driver says rear-end crash left him injured

By Robbie Hargett | May 12, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE — A driver is suing a Madison County woman over injuries he allegedly suffered in a rear-end collision.

Parents of minor driver seek damages after collision

By Robbie Hargett | May 12, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE — A motorist is being sued after allegedly causing a vehicle collision that resulted in injuries to a minor driver.

Woman says improper lane change led to collision

By Annie Hunt | May 12, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE — A Madison County woman is suing another motorist for injuries that allegedly resulted from an automobile collision.

Plaintiff claims employer didn't properly forward withheld child support payments

By Molly English-Bowers | May 12, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE – An Illinois father is suing over the alleged mishandling of child support payments by his employer.

Workers' compensation plan seeks reimbursement from driver

By Molly English-Bowers | May 12, 2016

EAST ST. LOUIS – A workers' compensation plan is suing to receive reimbursement from a driver who allegedly caused an automobile accident.

Wood River man claims towing service applies fees unjustly; Attorney Maag seeks class certification

By Molly English-Bowers | May 12, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE – A Wood River resident is suing over allegedly unjust and unequal towing fees charged by a Wood River towing service. He seeks class-action status.

Class-action suit aims to end allegedly invalid wage garnishments

By Robert Hadley | May 12, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE – A Madison County woman has filed a class-action lawsuit against a firm that allegedly collects wage garnishments after the underlying actions have expired.

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