News from February 2018

Gibbons to discuss Madison County Judiciary Committee's opioid litigation concerns at next month's meeting

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Feb 5, 2018

While State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons has not yet decided if Madison County will become involved in the opioid litigation against pharmaceutical companies, the county's Judiciary Committee presented a list of questions and concerns regarding the litigation for him to address at next month’s meeting.

Magistrate takes under consideration Madison County data destruction testimony

By Record News | Feb 5, 2018

BENTON – U.S. Magistrate Reona Daly, who solved a small mystery involving the computer of former Madison County administrator Joseph Parente, must tackle a big mystery about evidence in a suit against the county.

Kolker campaign cautions residents on social media scam

By The Madison County Record | Feb 6, 2018

St. Clair County Associate Judge Chris Kolker wants Metro-East residents to be aware of a new scam that is being perpetrated on social media.

Ives addresses 'Thank you, Bruce Rauner' ad

By The Madison County Record | Feb 6, 2018

So what the commercial that is generating the expected hysteria from the expected quarters attempted to do, admittedly provocatively, was to properly and truthfully characterize the extreme issue positions Rauner took and their implications.

Prenzler says he met with task force investigator voluntarily: Two new cases of corruption brought forth

By Ann Maher | Feb 6, 2018

Madison County Board chairman Kurt Prenzler said he met voluntarily on Friday with a member of a county public corruption task force which nearly four weeks ago raided offices of administration officials.

Illinois pensions: Overpromised, not underfunded

By Ted Dabrowski, Wirepoints | Feb 6, 2018

For years, the state’s political elite has blamed ordinary Illinoisans for the state’s pension crisis.

Nearly half of Kolker campaign contributors have cases before the judge; Campaign says contributions are not solicited

By Record News | Feb 6, 2018

BELLEVILLE – Almost half the civil suits that began in St. Clair County Associate Judge Chris Kolker’s court from July through December last year involved lawyers who contributed to his campaign for circuit judge in the same period.

The fish rots from the head down

By The Madison County Record | Feb 6, 2018

In light of the infamous memo released last week in Washington, detailing the questionable tactics embraced by the FBI and the DOJ to convince a FISA court to authorize surveillance on the Trump team, is it any wonder that state and local law enforcement officials might conclude that they can use extralegal means whenever “necessary?”

FACTA objector alleges 'reverse auction' collusion between plaintiff and defendant in Lopinot’s court

By Record News | Feb 6, 2018

BELLEVILLE – St. Clair County Circuit Judge Vincent Lopinot rushed settlement of a class action against retailer Body Shop, granting conditional approval in 20 days and final approval in two months.

Man formerly employed by General Steel, Southwestern Bell alleges asbestos exposure caused mesothelioma

By Lhalie Castillo | Feb 6, 2018

BELLEVILLE – A Lenzburg couple is seeking damages over allegations the husband's mesothelioma was caused by asbestos exposure during his career.

St. Louis Law Firm Fox Galvin LLC announces former assistant Missouri attorney general as partner

By Elizabeth Alt | Feb 6, 2018

ST. LOUIS – Fox Galvin LLC announced in January that it added two partners to its firm, former Missouri Assistant Attorney General Sarah B. Mangelsdorf and previous liability analyst Michael E. Donelson.

Astronomers ordered to amend defamation complaint seeking $33 million

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Feb 6, 2018

Madison County Circuit Judge Andreas Matoesian scheduled a jury trial for Jan. 22, 2019, in two astronomers’ suit alleging another astronomer made defamatory statements within their professional community.

Crowder denies dismissal in wrongful death suit over go-cart crash

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Feb 6, 2018

Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder denied several defendants’ motions to dismiss a widow’s wrongful death suit alleging her husband died following a go-cart crash.

Madison County civil docket Feb. 13-16

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Feb 7, 2018

Madison County circuit judges Dugan, Crowder, Ruth and Mudge have law cases scheduled on the civil docket for Feb. 13-16.

Driver allegedly struck disabled vehicle, causing fatal collision

By Lhalie Castillo | Feb 7, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A special administrator is suing an Oregon corporation and its employee for allegedly causing a fatal collision.

Madison County foreclosures Jan. 23-29

By Princess Jade Barrenechea | Feb 7, 2018

There were 10 foreclosures in Madison County from Jan. 23-29

Father sues motorist following fatal Crawford County collision

By Lhalie Castillo | Feb 7, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A father is suing a motorist for allegedly causing his daughter's death after he struck a tree while intoxicated.

Madison County real estate Jan. 23-29

By Princess Jade Barrenechea | Feb 7, 2018

A Collinsville home sold for more than $412,000 as part of the recent Madison County real estate transactions for Jan. 23-29.

Motorist alleges driver failed to maintain careful lookout in Granite City collision

By Lhalie Castillo | Feb 7, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE – A woman alleges her neck, back and leg were injured when her vehicle was rear-ended while stopped for a train in Granite City.

St. Clair County real estate Jan. 26-31

By Elizabeth Alt | Feb 7, 2018

A Belleville home sold for more than $320,000 as part of the recent St. Clair County real estate transactions for Jan. 26-31.

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