News from November 2016

Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees accused of discrimination

By Michael Abella | Nov 7, 2016

BELLEVILLE – An African-American woman alleges she experienced discrimination because of her race while employed with a university.

County clerks expect high volume turnouts on Election Day

By Joe Dyton | Nov 7, 2016

With Election Day finally upon us, it’s still anyone’s guess who will be elected President of the United States, just like many races down the ballot are up for grabs. While there’s an uncertainty about who will be elected into their respective offices, there’s one thing that is certain—lines to get to the voting booths will be long.

Complaint to judicial board says chief judge damaged court's integrity

By Taryn Phaneuf | Nov 7, 2016

BELLEVILLE — Acting as a concerned voter, a St. Clair County GOP official has filed a complaint against a judge seeking election, saying he’s violated rules geared toward preserving public trust in the judicial system.

Rock County Dem official says voter suppression allegations against IOP based on anecdotal information

By Karen Kidd | Nov 7, 2016

ROCK ISLAND – A conservative group's decision not to identify itself on vote-by-mail applications, at least in part, led to the state Attorney General's investigation into how those applications have been turned in, a spokesperson for the AG's office stated. 

Lawyer-funded PAC running negative campaign against Barberis, Moore finishes out with robo calls

By Ann Maher | Nov 8, 2016

Attacks against Republican candidates for the Fifth District Appellate Court finished recently with negative robo calls, reminiscent of the well-funded, 11th hour targeting of Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier in 2014. .

Madison County foreclosures Nov. 1-7

By Carrie Gonzolaz | Nov 8, 2016

There were eight foreclosures in Madison County from Nov. 1-7.

St. Clair County foreclosures Oct. 24-Nov. 2

By Carrie Gonzolaz | Nov 8, 2016

There were 13 foreclosures in St. Clair County from Oct. 24-Nov. 2.

St. Clair County real estate Oct. 21-26

By Carrie Gonzolaz | Nov 8, 2016

A Belleville home sold for $515,000 as part of the St. Clair County real estate transactions from Oct. 21-26.

Madison County civil docket Nov. 14-18

By Carrie Gonzolaz | Nov 8, 2016

Madison County circuit judges have numerous hearings scheduled on the civil docket for Nov. 14-18, beginning at 8:45 Monday morning.

Madison County real estate Oct. 24-27

By Carrie Gonzolaz | Nov 8, 2016

An Edwardsville home sold for $530,000 as part of the Madison County real estate transactions from Oct. 24-27.

Madison County asbestos jury docket Nov. 17

By Carrie Gonzolaz | Nov 8, 2016

There are only two asbestos cases scheduled on the Madison County asbestos jury docket for Nov. 17, which is unusual for the nation's busiest asbestos docket.

Madison County asbestos motion docket Nov. 14-18

By Carrie Gonzolaz | Nov 8, 2016

The Madison County asbestos motion docket is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Nov. 14 and 18 in Associate Judge Stephen Stobbs' courtroom, room 327, at the Madison County Circuit Court in Edwardsville.

Discovery scheduled in lawsuit over faulty toilet

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Nov 8, 2016

Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder scheduled discovery in a woman’s suit alleging she was injured while using a faulty toilet that had come loose from the floor at a Glen Carbon gym.

Last minute attack against Mudge and Matoesian is mystery to local political observers

By Ann Maher | Nov 8, 2016

Last minute campaign attacks against Madison County Circuit Judges Bill Mudge and Andy Matoesian appear to have originated with Washington, D.C.-based Our Generation, a non-profit, non-partisan group promoting "long-term, free market solutions to today's public policy concerns."

Judge Crowder hears arguments on motion to dismiss security guard’s retaliatory discharge suit

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Nov 8, 2016

Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder heard arguments on Shop ‘N Save’s motion to dismiss a former security guard’s lawsuit alleging he was terminated for disclosing information regarding an assault and for using a laptop to monitor the riots in Ferguson, Mo.

Sen. McCarter: Southern, central Illinois will vote for Trump

By Kate Jacobson | Nov 8, 2016

LEBANON – Illinois Sen. Kyle McCarter (R-Lebanon) said while he's unsure whether presidential candidate Donald Trump will win the state overall, he’s confident Trump will win southern and central Illinois by a landslide.

Republican election judge, 88, accused of voter fraud

By Kate Jacobson | Nov 8, 2016

ALTON – A Madison County Republican election judge is facing felony charges of voter fraud after she allegedly mailed in a ballot belonging to her dead husband.

Jury trial scheduled in ship worker’s personal injury suit

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Nov 8, 2016

Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge filed a discovery schedule in a lawsuit alleging a crew member was injured while working aboard a Mississippi River ship operator.

Godfrey attorney alleges legal malpractice suit is time barred

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Nov 8, 2016

Attorney Tammy Julian of Farrell Hamilton & Julian in Godfrey filed a reply in support of her motion to dismiss a legal malpractice suit alleging she negligently prepared a trust, which resulted in loss of estate assets.

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