News from December 2018

Patient voluntarily dismisses suit alleging colon infection from overprescribed antibiotics

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Dec 11, 2018

A patient has voluntarily dismissed several dentists and dental practices in a suit alleging she suffered a colon infection after being prescribed various antibiotics in an effort to treat infections.

From Cook County Record

State lawsuit over Sterigenics emissions cites state permit as evidence of 'hazard'; Undercuts permit process?

By Jonathan Bilyk | Dec 11, 2018

The Illinois Attorney General's Office and DuPage County State's Attorney have partnered to sue Sterigenics over its alleged emissions of ethylene oxide. However, the state lawsuit has come despite no contention from anyone that Sterigenics violated the terms of its permit, issued by the state. Some worry about the message such a 'bizarre' course of action by the state may send to its businesses, many of whom have similar permits of their own.

Suit alleges Seven Oaks Property failed to make payments

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Dec 11, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A lender is suing a borrower for allegedly failing to make payments on a loan.

Man alleges wrongful termination after reporting harassment

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Dec 11, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A safety and quality manager is suing his former employer for allegedly terminating him for reporting sexual harassment.

Jurors award $301,000 to brother of detainee who hung himself at St. Clair County Jail

By Ann Maher | Dec 11, 2018

The brother of a detainee who hung himself at the St. Clair County jail in May 2014 has been awarded $301,000 in damages in a wrongful death trial against Sheriff Rick Watson and the county that played out in federal court in Benton.

Motorist sues over rear-end collision

By Lhalie Castillo | Dec 11, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A motorist is suing another driver for allegedly causing a rear-end collision in Swansea.

Fields released from custody day after acquittal in St. Clair County; Family members thank God and counsel

By Record News | Dec 11, 2018

BELLEVILLE – Not guilty but not free, David Fields spent the night of Dec. 10 in St. Clair County jail after 12 jurors found he didn’t murder Carl Silas.

Madison County civil docket Dec. 17-21

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Dec 12, 2018

Madison County Circuit Judges Mudge, Hylla, Ruth and Dugan have law cases scheduled on the civil docket for Dec. 17-21.

What happened Goliath?

By The Madison County Record | Dec 12, 2018

Not surprisingly, 12 jurors hearing evidence in the Dec. 30, 2016 murder of Carl Silas ruled late Monday night that suspect David Fields was not guilty.

Madison County real estate Nov. 7-13

By Princess Jade Barrenechea | Dec 12, 2018

An Alton home on Fosterburg Road sold for $420,000 as part of the recent Madison County real estate transactions for Nov. 7-13.

Madison County foreclosures Nov. 27-29

By Princess Jade Barrenechea | Dec 12, 2018

There were 14 foreclosures in Madison County from Nov. 27-29

St. Clair County foreclosures Nov. 29-Dec. 6

By Elizabeth Alt | Dec 12, 2018

There were 13 foreclosures in St. Clair County from Nov. 29 to Dec. 6.

Happy Birthday: The solution that never was to Illinois' pension crisis

By Austin Berg, Illinois Policy Institute | Dec 12, 2018

Illinoisans should know lawmakers in the past made big moves to fix the state's worst-in-the-nation pension crisis. It’s politically possible. They just need a little reminder of our history.

St. Clair County real estate Nov. 7-9

By Elizabeth Alt | Dec 12, 2018

A Belleville home sold for nearly $300,000 as part of the recent St. Clair County real estate transactions for Nov. 7-9.

Wrongful death suit filed against long-term care facility

By Lhalie Castillo | Dec 12, 2018

BELLEVILLE — An estate administrator is suing the operators of a long-term care facility, alleging a patient died due to negligent care.

Fields' defense attorneys 'hit it from every angle' to get client released from jail following Monday acquittal

By Record News | Dec 12, 2018

After jurors found her client not guilty of murder the night before, defense counsel Brittany Kimble spent the day on Tuesday trying to get her client released from jail.

Man accuses former employer of wrongful termination

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Dec 12, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — An inventory manager is suing his former employer for allegedly terminating his employment without adequately investigating sexual harassment claims.

Woman sues Ace Hardware over slip, fall on loose rock

By Lhalie Castillo | Dec 13, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A woman claims she slipped on loose lava rock and fell in the parking lot of Ace Hardware.

Suit alleges family lost leased Alton home to drunk driver, asbestos, and arson

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Dec 13, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A woman and her children claim an intoxicated driver struck their leased Alton home, rendering the property uninhabitable from asbestos debris and causing the home to become a target for arson.

Passenger alleges motorist ran red light, caused collision

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Dec 13, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A passenger is suing a driver for allegedly running a red light and causing a collision.

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