News from October 2017

Getting 340B drug discount program back on track

By The Madison County Record | Oct 2, 2017

While not yet in the limelight of healthcare discussions, and totally unknown to most people, the federal 340B drug discount program affects many vulnerable patients in Southwestern Illinois. Created in 1992 to help vulnerable or uninsured patients afford valuable medications by providing certain hospitals and safety net clinics with discounted medicine, the 340B program is no longer functioning as intended.

Illinois' next tax hike could mean pain at the pump

By Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner, Illinois Policy Institue | Oct 2, 2017

A proposed increase in gas taxes to pay for state infrastructure spending would impose another burden on overtaxed Illinoisans.

Motorist alleges injuries from Collinsville Road collision

By Lhalie Castillo | Oct 2, 2017

EDWARDSVILLE – A woman alleges she was injured when another driver failed to obey a traffic control device in Madison County.

Motorist sued over Maryville rear-end collision

By Lhalie Castillo | Oct 2, 2017

EDWARDSVILLE – Two individuals are seeking damages over alleged injuries sustained in a rear-end collision in Maryville.

Woman alleges injuries over I-55 collision

By Lhalie Castillo | Oct 2, 2017

EDWARDSVILLE – A Sangamon County resident is named as the defendant in a suit over a rear-end collision on Interstate 55 in Madison County.

Gibbons: Still undecided if Madison County will join in opioid litigation

By Glenn Minnis | Oct 2, 2017

EDWARDSVILLE – Tom Gibbons said his Madison County State’s Attorney’s office is still deciding if it will become involved in litigation that dozens of local governments across the country are taking up in what he calls the “fight of a generation.”

Mother alleges kindergartener fractured arm at Dunbar Elementary playground

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Oct 2, 2017

BELLEVILLE – A St. Clair County mother is seeking damages from a school district after her minor child was injured during recess.

Man seeks damages from East St. Louis Housing Authority after shooting

By Lhalie Castillo | Oct 2, 2017

BELLEVILLE – A man who was shot as a teen in East St. Louis at an apartment complex alleges the complex's owners failed to provide a safe environment.

Iron worker alleges collapsed stud wall caused him to fall at Alton construction site

By Lhalie Castillo | Oct 2, 2017

EDWARDSVILLE – An Alton man alleges that he was injured on a construction job when a stud wall collapsed.

Former Quality Rail Service employee alleges age discrimination

By Lhalie Castillo | Oct 2, 2017

EDWARDSVILE – A Madison County employer is alleged to have terminated an employee because of his age.

JSS Hospitality LLC alleges partner breached duty in hotel development

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Oct 2, 2017

EDWARDSVILLE – A Madison County company alleges that it was prevented from developing a hotel in Glen Carbon because a partner entered into another agreement with another investor.

House Republican Leader Durkin criticized over 'horrible conflict of interest'

By W.J. Kennedy | Oct 3, 2017

Since assuming control of the Illinois House Republican Caucus four years ago, the law firm of State Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) has helped Illinois municipal governments and state agencies amass more than a quarter of a billion dollars in public debt, according to an analysis by Prairie State Wire.

Laborer claims ANCO Insulations Inc., others failed to warn about the effects of asbestos fibers

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Oct 3, 2017

BELLEVILLE – A laborer alleges asbestos exposure caused him to develop lung cancer.

AERCO International Inc., others named in suit over allegations of damages from asbestos exposure

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Oct 3, 2017

BELLEVILLE – A couple has filed suit against several companies over allegations that exposure to asbestos has caused a man's cancer.

Laborer alleges asbestos exposure caused cancer, seeks damages from Bird Inc., others

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Oct 3, 2017

BELLEVILLE – A laborer is seeking damages from companies that manufactured or sold products containing asbestos over allegations the exposure caused him to develop cancer.

Armstrong Pumps, others named in suit by man who alleges asbestos caused cancer

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Oct 3, 2017

BELLEVILLE – A man alleges asbestos exposure during his military service and career caused him to develop lung cancer.

Former State's Attorney Brian Towne does the perp walk

By The Madison County Record | Oct 3, 2017

When law officers break the law, even if it's allegedly in the pursuit of justice, they stop being law officers and become criminals – no better than the purported lawbreakers they're trying to apprehend, and arguably much worse.

Belleville's now permanent 'temporary' sales tax is driving out people and businesses

By The Madison County Record | Oct 3, 2017

The city officials who told the people then that it was just "temporary" knew they were going to keep it. The more they get the more they spend.

St. Clair County real estate Sept. 18-25

By Elizabeth Alt | Oct 3, 2017

A Belleville property was sold for $450,000 as part of the recent St. Clair County real estate transactions from Sept. 18-25.

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