News from August 2018

3 ways Illinois can improve its property tax assessment system

By Vincent Caruso, Illinois Policy Institute | Aug 1, 2018

The method by which local governments calculate Illinoisans’ property tax bills is broken. Here’s how Springfield can fix it.

IL Attorney General's Office seeks to withdraw motion to vacate order finding conflict of interest in Madison County raid case

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 1, 2018

After filing a motion to vacate an order finding that a conflict of interest exists in regards to a raid at the Madison County administration building six months ago, the Office of the Illinois Attorney General now seeks to withdraw its petition.

Madison County civil docket Aug. 6-10

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 1, 2018

Madison County circuit judges Mudge and Crowder have law cases scheduled on the civil docket for the week of Aug. 6-10.

St. Clair foreclosures July 9-26

By Elizabeth Alt | Aug 1, 2018

There were 22 foreclosures in St. Clair County from July 9-July 26.

Madison County foreclosures July 20-26

By Princess Jade Barrenechea | Aug 1, 2018

There were 11 foreclosures in Madison County from July 20-26

Madison County real estate July 3-9

By Princess Jade Barrenechea | Aug 1, 2018

An Edwardsville home sold for $635,000 as part of the recent Madison County real estate transactions for July 3-9.

St. Clair County real estate July 2-6

By Elizabeth Alt | Aug 1, 2018

A Lebanon property sold for $570,000 as part of the recent St. Clair County real estate transactions for July 2-6.

Supreme Court precedent carves out single exception for re-trial after mistrial

By Record News | Aug 1, 2018

BELLEVILLE – Before the trial of murder suspect David Fields in St. Clair County Circuit Court started July 23 – ending in mistrial July 26 - special prosecutor Charles Colburn conceded 23 evidence motions that defense lawyers Brittany Kimble and Ryan Neal presented to Circuit Judge Robert Haida.

Asbestos attorney’s fraud suit stayed pending builder’s bankruptcy

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 1, 2018

Madison County Associate Judge Clarence Harrison filed an order to stay an asbestos attorney’s lawsuit alleging mold and water infiltrated his $775,000 Troy home.

Belleville attorney Tameeka Purchase appointed St. Clair associate judge

By John Breslin | Aug 2, 2018

Belleville attorney Tameeka Purchase has been selected by the sitting St. Clair County circuit judges to fill the associate judge vacancy left by the resignation of former associate judge Walter C. Brandon.

Fifth District affirms Becker’s order denying request to appropriate VAC funds for attorney’s fees; Becker praised for maintaining status quo

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 2, 2018

The Fifth District Appellate Court has affirmed Clinton County Associate Judge William Becker’s order denying veteran services officer Brad Lavite’s request to pay attorney’s fees with funds intended for assisting Madison County veterans.

Couple files asbestos lung cancer suit

By Lhalie Castillo | Aug 2, 2018

A couple blames several product manufacturers for asbestos exposure, leading to the husband's diagnosis of lung cancer.

Suit alleges man hasn't made payment on loan since 2008

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Aug 2, 2018

A St. Clair County man faces a lawsuit over non-payment of a loan.

Parents of deceased teen respond to employer's motion to dismiss electrocution suit

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 2, 2018

The parents of a deceased teen argue that their son’s former employer should be held liable for the negligent work it completed at a home in 2014, which they allege lead to the decedent’s electrocution in 2017.

Man accuses manufactures of asbestos exposure

By Lhalie Castillo | Aug 2, 2018

Several product manufactures face a lawsuit brought by a couple for alleged asbestos exposure.

Woman alleges lung cancer from secondary exposure to asbestos

By Lhalie Castillo | Aug 2, 2018

Several manufacturers face a lawsuit brought by a couple claiming exposure to asbestos.

William Stiehl Jr. appointed circuit judge one year after LeChien's death

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 2, 2018

Belleville plaintiff attorney William D. Stiehl Jr. was appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court to fill the circuit judge vacancy left open following the death of former judge Robert LeChien roughly one year ago.

Motorist sues lawncare company over Troy crash

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Aug 2, 2018

A Lebanon driver blames an employee of a lawn care company for a crash on Troy O'Fallon Road.

Man settles personal injury suit against auctioneer

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 3, 2018

Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth dismissed a man’s suit alleging he was injured by an upturned garden rake at an auction after the parties reached a settlement agreement.

Woman sues Belleville Township High School over collapsed chair

By Lhalie Castillo | Aug 3, 2018

A Belleville woman injured at concert in Belleville East High School prompted a lawsuit against the school district.

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