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Mike Babcock announces run for 111th House District, wants to 'restore faith in Illinois'

ALTON – Mike Babcock wants to do for Illinois what he has for Wood River Township and has announced his candidacy for state representative of the 111th District in 2018.

Scenes of 'The Empty Man' filmed at Madison County courthouse

EDWARDSVILLE - Twentieth Century Fox filmed scenes for The Empty Man at the Madison County Circuit Court on Thursday night.

Appeals court upholds dismissal of Menard Correctional Facility inmate's complaint

MOUNT VERNON – The Fifth District Appellate Court has affirmed a lower court’s decision to dismiss a Menard Correctional Facility inmate’s complaint for mandamus that named Illinois Department of Corrections Director John Baldwin and the administrative review board and two of its members as defendants.

Deposition: Bathon casts himself as fall guy in tax sale bid rig conspiracy

EDWARDSVILLE – Former Madison County treasurer Fred Bathon, who pleaded guilty of leading a conspiracy to rig bids, swore in May that he knew nothing about it because those who should have told him didn’t tell him.

Judges: Asbestos plaintiff not harmed by ruling barring testimony from doctor over exposure theories

A federal appeals court in Chicago has refused to upend a jury’s verdict against a retired pipefitter, who had claimed Owens-Illinois and ExxonMobil should be held liable for his lung cancer, because possible exposure to asbestos on work sites decades ago, and not a 30-year, pack-and-a-half-a-day cigarette smoking habit, had caused the illness.

Federal judge denies adding defendants to coal mine suit, saying it was attempt to defeat jurisdiction

EAST ST. LOUIS – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois declined a request to add additional defendants to a lawsuit seeking damages for a man killed in a coal mine accident, saying it was an attempt to remand the case from federal jurisdiction to an Illinois state court.

Posner announces retirement, ending 36-year prolific, influential tenure on Seventh Circuit

After more than three-and-a-half decades on the bench at Chicago’s Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Judge Richard Posner has announced his retirement.

Fifth District refuses son's claim on deceased mother's estate

MOUNT VERNON – The Fifth District Appellate Court has affirmed a ruling that prevents a son from receiving inheritance from his late mother’s estate.

Consumer claims COCO5 drink is deceptively marketed as all natural

BELLEVILLE – A St. Clair County consumer alleges a coconut water-based drink's all natural claims are false and misleading.

Man alleges Wendy's failed to warn of wet floor that caused fall

BELLEVILLE – A patron at a fast food restaurant in Fairview Heights claims that he was injured because of a recently mopped floor.

Woman claims she was injured by Schnuck's employee pushing shopping carts

BELLEVILLE – A Monroe County woman alleges that she was injured at a Waterloo business by shopping carts.

Passenger alleges injuries from rear-end collision in Stookey Township

BELLEVILLE – A Belleville man alleges he was injured in a Stookey Township collision.

Mother alleges she tripped and fell on cone at East St. Louis elementary school

BELLEVILLE – A woman alleges a cone placed in a walkway at Miles D. Davis Elementary School caused her to fall.

Man alleges Virgil Calvert Nursing and Rehabilitation Center failed to protect decedent from falls

BELLEVILLE – A man alleges that his decedent suffered injuries while at the Virgil Calvert Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in East St. Louis.

Man's lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure from 4520 Corp., others' products, widow claims

BELLEVILLE – A widow alleges her husband's exposure to asbestos during his career caused him to develop lung cancer.

Man alleges injuries after driver struck his vehicle on I-64

BELLEVILLE – A motorist is seeking damages after he was struck while traveling on Interstate 64.

Former Oxford Paper Co. employee alleges he was exposed to asbestos by other manufacturers

BELLEVILLE – A man alleges that he developed lung cancer because of asbestos exposure during his career with the Navy and as a millwright at Oxford Paper Co./MeadWestvaco.

Consumer claims Cherrybrook Kitchen brand products are not all natural

BELLEVILLE – The maker of gluten-free baking mixes and frosting is alleged to have falsely represented that its products are all natural.

Motorist seeks damages after rear-end collision

EDWARDSVILLE – A Madison County man is seeking more than $50,000 in damages after a collision in the county.

Man alleges VSE Corp. wrongfully terminated him for reporting unlawful activities

EDWARDSVILLE – A man has filed suit against his former Hamel employer over allegations that he was terminated for reporting illegal activities.