News from August 2017

Driver alleges motorist caused collision on Interstate 255

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 1, 2017

EDWARDSVILLE — An Illinois woman is suing a motorist for allegedly causing a collision on Interstate 255.

Woman alleges injuries from hole after tree removal

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 1, 2017

BELLEVILLE — A woman claims she was injured when she fell in a hole allegedly left by a tree service company after removing a tree.

Passenger sues drivers following collision

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 1, 2017

BELLEVILLE — A passenger is suing two drivers for allegedly causing a collision.

Motorist sues over crash in work zone

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 1, 2017

BELLEVILLE — A man is suing a motorist for allegedly causing a collision in a work zone.

Driver, passenger allege motorist failed to give right-of-way

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 1, 2017

BELLEVILLE — A driver and passenger are suing a motorist and metro transit company for allegedly causing a collision by failing to obey a traffic control sign.

St. Clair County foreclosures July 10-26

By Elizabeth Alt | Aug 1, 2017

There were twelve foreclosures in St. Clair County July 10-July 26, 2017.

St. Clair County real estate July 3-14

By Elizabeth Alt | Aug 1, 2017

An East Carondolet property sold for $1.7 million as part of the recent St. Clair County real estate transactions for July 3-14.

Madison County foreclosures July 7-19

By Elizabeth Alt | Aug 1, 2017

There were 31 foreclosures in Madison county from July 7-19.

Illinois needs to be a right-to-work state to compete for jobs

By The Madison County Record | Aug 1, 2017

Illinois is surrounded by right-to-work states. Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Iowa, and Wisconsin all have right-to-work laws protecting employees from forced unionism – as do the majority of U.S. States, 28 in all.

Witnesses shift blame in statements following Dec. 30 murder in Belleville

By Record News | Aug 1, 2017

Witnesses to the murder of Carl Silas, who at first accused David Fields of shooting him, shifted the blame to a stranger four hours later, according to reports of St. Clair County sheriff’s deputies.

Rauner issues amendatory veto of school finance bill

By Ted Dabrowski, John Klingner, Illinois Policy Institute | Aug 1, 2017

Gov. Bruce Rauner’s amendatory veto strips a Chicago bailout from Senate Bill 1, among other changes.

Madison County civil docket Aug. 7-11

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 1, 2017

Madison County Circuit Judges Crowder and Mudge have hearings scheduled on the civil docket for Aug. 7-11.

Madison County to host OMA and FOIA seminar

By Glenn Minnis | Aug 1, 2017

A seminar for local and appointed officials, as well as the publlic, on Open Meetings Act and Freedom of Information Act issues will be held at 5 p.m., Aug. 9 in the county board room of the County Administration Building, 157 N. Main St., Edwardsville.

Belleville seeks demolition of Arthur Street property over alleged code violations

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 1, 2017

BELLEVILLE – The city of Belleville has filed a suit against a property owner over allegations that a structure on the property is not in compliance with city codes and is dangerous to the neighborhood.

North 10th Street property isn't compliant with city codes, Belleville claims

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 1, 2017

BELLEVILLE – The city of Belleville alleges a structure on North 10th Street is dangerous because of its condition.

Civil defense manual brought into modern era with first publication since 1995

By Tricia Erickson | Aug 1, 2017

CHICAGO – Civil defense lawyers can now learn from modern examples of best practices with the new Defense Counsel Training Manual, which had not been updated since 1995.

Property owner accuses men of failing to prevent livestock from trespassing

By The Madison County Record | Aug 1, 2017

A Madison County property owner is suing over alleged livestock trespassing.

Fourth District: Asbestos judge did not err in staying terminally ill man’s trial

By Record News | Aug 1, 2017

SPRINGFIELD – McLean County Presiding Judge Rebecca Foley committed no error when she stayed trial for a man about to die of lung cancer, Fourth District appellate judges decided on July 26.

Edgar County Watchdogs file suit in connection with Mautino investigation

By Jon Campisi | Aug 1, 2017

It’s been nearly a year-and-a-half since an Illinois good government group raised eyebrows over questionable campaign spending by the state’s auditor general, and now the organization is suing over Auditor General Frank Mautino’s failure to respond to records requests.

Dollar General granted summary judgment in contract dispute with City of Mounds

By Chandra Lye | Aug 1, 2017

EAST ST. LOUIS - District Judge Phil Gilbert granted summary judgment for Westmore Equities in a suit alleging it had a legally binding contract with the City of Mounds to develop a Dollar General store in the area. 

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