News from August 2018

Why your property tax bill is so high and how to fix it

By Austin Berg, Illinois Policy Institute | Aug 7, 2018

Less than 50 cents of every additional property tax dollar over the last 20 years went to pay for services that raise home values. Instead, the primary driver of the rise in property taxes was pension costs.

Jerseyville man sues wrong-way driver

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Aug 7, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A motorist is suing another driver for allegedly traveling in the wrong direction on I-255, causing a multi-vehicle collision.

GOP leader, opponent call for investigation into claims St. Clair County sheriff violated campaign laws

By John Breslin | Aug 7, 2018

An investigation should be launched following allegations that St. Clair County Sheriff Richard "Rick" Watson violated local and state campaign laws, according to the county's Republican leader and Watson's opponent in the sheriff's election.

Customer sues Target over trip, fall

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Aug 7, 2018

BELLEVILLE— A customer accuses a local Target store of negligence after he allegedly tripped and fell on an uneven walkway.

Man's lung cancer prompts asbestos litigation

By Lhalie Castillo | Aug 7, 2018

A long list of manufacturers face a lawsuit over a man's exposure to asbestos.

Madison County pro bono committee assists 34 pro se litigants in second quarter

By Takesha Thomas | Aug 7, 2018

More than 30 people representing themselves pro se in lawsuits pending in Madison and Bond Counties received professional assistance through the Attorneys for the Third Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee in the second quarter.

Mother seeks to strike trampoline park's affirmative defenses

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 7, 2018

The mother of a boy who was injured at a Glen Carbon trampoline park seeks to dismiss the defendant’s affirmative defenses, arguing that a six-year-old child cannot be held contributorily negligent.

Class action over Chrysler's uConnect technology stayed pending appeal

By William Sassani | Aug 8, 2018

A federal judge put a class action lawsuit against Chrysler on hold pending appeal.

Madison County civil docket Aug. 13-17

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 8, 2018

Madison County circuit judges Mudge, Ruth, Crowder, Matoesian and Dugan have law cases scheduled on the civil docket for the week of Aug. 13-17.

St. Clair County real estate July 9-13

By Elizabeth Alt | Aug 8, 2018

An O'Fallon home sold for nearly $430,000 as part of the recent St. Clair County real estate transactions for July 9-13.

St. Clair County foreclosures July 26-Aug. 6

By Elizabeth Alt | Aug 8, 2018

There were 12 foreclosures in St. Clair County from July 26-Aug. 6

Madison County foreclosures July 27-31

By Princess Jade Barrenechea | Aug 8, 2018

There were five foreclosures in Madison County from July 27-31

Madison County real estate July 10-16

By Princess Jade Barrenechea | Aug 8, 2018

An Edwardsville home sold for $515,000 as part of the recent Madison County real estate transactions for July 10-16.

Parking lot collision prompts lawsuit

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Aug 8, 2018

A St. Clair County resident accuses another driver of allegedly hitting his car in a parking lot.

Man's lung cancer prompts asbestos litigation

By Lhalie Castillo | Aug 8, 2018

A husband and wife brought a lawsuit against several manufacturers over alleged asbestos exposure.

Belleville resident brings lawsuit over t-bone accident

By Lhalie Castillo | Aug 8, 2018

An injured Belleville woman blames a motorist for running a red light and causing an accident.

Crash involving fire truck prompts litigation

By Lhalie Castillo | Aug 8, 2018

A St. Clair County resident accuses the fire department of causing an accident.

Companies products caused lung cancer, Chambersburg couple says

By Lhalie Castillo | Aug 8, 2018

A couple from Chambersburg say several manufacturers exposed the husband to asbestos fibers.

Former welder and bus driver blames companies for contact with asbestos

By Lhalie Castillo | Aug 8, 2018

A former laborer says exposure to asbestos gave him lung cancer.

Motorist alleges injuries from Glen Carbon crash

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Aug 8, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — An Edwardsville resident is suing a Granite City driver for allegedly causing a rear-end collision in Glen Carbon.

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