News from December 2017
Taxpayer Federation of Illinois president: 'Legitimate concern' state's middle class could see tax increase from federal bill
CHICAGO – The Democrat-controlled Illinois legislature passed a state income tax increase on all working Illinoisans in July and experts say it could hurt the middle class in addition to the impact on the middle class that's expected to occur if the tax bill currently in Congress passes.
EDWARDSVILLE – An estate representative residing in Alabama has filed a suit over allegations that his late father's lung cancer was caused by exposure to asbestos.
EDWARDSVILLE – Maryville resident Wendy Erhart plans to use her experience as a businesswoman to bring reform to the economy of Illinois if elected to the 112th State House District.
MOUNT VERNON – A Belleville man who pleaded guilty for aggravated battery of a child in 2012 will serve 11 years with three years of mandated supervised release after his appeal for a lighter sentence was denied.
BELLEVILLE – A St. Clair County man alleges he is owed $150,000 from a Chicago corporation for the purchase of gaming properties.
BELLEVILLE – A former laborer alleges asbestos exposure through a variety of products during his career caused him to develop lung cancer.
BELLEVILLE - St. Clair County Circuit Judge Ronald Duebbert pleaded not guilty of sexual abuse and other charges earlier today.
Counsel for former Madison County Administrator of Community Development Kristen Poshard says the county “proactively publicized” its retaliation when it considered releasing information that it previously wanted to protect.
EAST ST. LOUIS – A motion to dismiss in a business dispute between two brothers has been partially granted in a dispute involving a cash lending business.
The Land of Lincoln is experiencing heavy losses of people and income to other states, new IRS data reveal. Illinois lost more than 86,000 people and $4.75 billion in adjusted gross income to other states from 2015-2016.
BELLEVILLE – A woman injured in a car accident who was awarded a judgment is seeking the amount from the insurer of the other driver.
EDWARDSVILLE – A man alleges his colon cancer was caused by exposure to asbestos during his working career.
Taxpayers spend tens of thousands on Illinois municipal conference; Alton among cities not participating
Quincy city officials billed taxpayers nearly $18,000 to attend a three-day municipal conference at the upscale Hilton Chicago hotel in late September.
Local family vacationing in Branson questions why an MCT vehicle was parked at entertainment venue Grand Country
A Chevy Silverado bearing the name "Madison County Transit" was spotted in the parking lot of a Branson entertainment venue over the weekend, and prompted a local family vacationing there to ask for an explanation.
Madison County officials participated in a flag-raising ceremony, commemorating the start of the state's bicentennial celebration.
California, City of St. Louis Circuit Court, New York City’s asbestos court and Philadelphia round out the American Tort Reform Association’s top five this year.
Madison County and St. Louis were named as two of the worst jurisdictions in the nation according to the American Tort Reform Foundation’s annual Judicial Hellholes report.