News from February 2018

Belleville attorney sues property buyers for breach of contract

By Lhalie Castillo | Feb 26, 2018

BELLEVILLE – Belleville attorney Rhonda D. Fiss alleges she suffered damages when two property buyers were unable to close on the sale of a Belleville home.

J.C. Penney shopper alleges sign caused fall

By Lhalie Castillo | Feb 26, 2018

BELLEVILLE – A department store shopper alleges a fallen sign from a display caused her to fall.

Man alleges he was exposed to asbestos while working in Peoria

By Lhalie Castillo | Feb 26, 2018

BELLEVILLE – A couple claims the husband developed lung cancer after exposure to asbestos while working in Peoria.

Court grants motion for Foltz Welding to search computer of former employee in trade secret case

By Elizabeth Alt | Feb 26, 2018

BENTON – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois granted a motion for preliminary injunction Feb. 12 allowing Foltz Welding LTD to search the computers and iCloud storage of a former worker it claims might have sensitive information that could be leaked to the man’s new employer.

Local radio personality/candidate disavowed by GOP lashes out at being censured

By Ann Maher | Feb 26, 2018

Radio personality and Republican candidate for state Senate Bob Romanik said on air today that he didn't "give a damn" about action the county GOP organization took last week in condemning his candidacy.

Ives: The other reason Madigan should resign - Kevin Quinn 's $750k pension

By The Madison County Record | Feb 27, 2018

Thanks to the courage of women like Denise Rotheimer and Aliana Hampton the sexual harassment culture perpetuated by the Illinois political ruling class is being exposed and we have the beginnings of a reckoning.

Godfrey man sues over Wood River crash

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Feb 27, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE – A Godfrey man is seeking damages from a Shipman driver after a collision in Wood River.

Man alleges distracted driver caused Alton collision

By Lhalie Castillo | Feb 27, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE – A motorist alleges a distracted driver caused a crash in Alton.

Motorist seeks damages from US Transport Service over I-44 rear-end collision

By Lhalie Castillo | Feb 27, 2018

BELLEVILLE – An East St. Louis man alleges he was injured when his vehicle was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer on Interstate 44 in Rolla, Mo.

Mother alleges Alton doctor failed to timely deliver her son

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Feb 27, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A mother claims an Alton doctor failed to properly monitor her child during labor and delivery, causing the boy to suffer brain damage.

Closing 'the sneaky judge loophole'

By The Madison County Record | Feb 27, 2018

You have to spell things out for some people. It doesn't matter whether they really are dumb or just pretending not to understand what would be perfectly clear to any person of average intelligence. You have to play along with them, coddle them, and keep “clarifying” the plain sense of things until there's not a single bit of wiggle room left.

Lawsuit says municipal funding of private water company is not legal

By Ann Maher | Feb 27, 2018

A lawsuit filed at Macoupin County circuit court last week claims that a private water company created by the city of Carlinville, village of Dorchester and Jersey County Rural Water Co.. and the public funding it receives. is not legal.

Lawyer for former Gibbons’ employee says retaliation suit must be decided by jury

By Record News | Feb 27, 2018

BENTON – Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons swears that former secretary Andrew Kane’s union approved his transfer to a forgotten floor of the former Wood River Hospital, but Kane swears that his union objected.

Illinois spends more on education, but outcomes lag

By Bryce Hill and Joe Tabor, Illinois Policy Institute | Feb 27, 2018

Misplaced priorities in Illinois' education system may be the reason students are less prepared for college than peers in other states.

From Cook County Record

Latest 7th Circuit nominees Scudder, St. Eve, seen as well-qualified, experienced by many legal observers

By Michael Carroll | Feb 27, 2018

Legal observers have praised President Donald Trump’s two most-recent nominees to the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, singling out their experience and intelligence as well as the White House’s efforts to gain bipartisan support for the nominees.

Oral arguments: Gibbons filed ARDC complaint against lawyer for Vet commissioner Lavite

By Record News | Feb 27, 2018

MOUNT VERNON – Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons alleged professional misconduct against lawyer Tom Burkart of Hamel, Fifth District appellate judges learned at oral argument on Feb. 21.

'Legacy of laughter': Edwardsville attorney Erin Reilly fondly remembered

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Feb 27, 2018

Edwardsville attorney Erin Reilly Logan, 49, is remembered as a generous person and a well-respected lawyer following her death Feb. 26 from cardiomyopathy.

ISBA judicial poll results are in: GOP candidate rated in single digit is among lowest statewide in nearly 20 years

By Ann Maher | Feb 28, 2018

Democrat candidates seeking election to circuit court seats in the Twentieth Judicial Circuit have received high marks in the Illinois State Bar Association judicial advisory poll released this week.

Madison County civil docket March 5-9

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Feb 28, 2018

There are 11 law cases scheduled on the Madison County civil docket for March 5-9 with circuit judges Mudge, Ruth and Dugan.

Madison County foreclosures Feb. 13-19

By Princess Jade Barrenechea | Feb 28, 2018

There were 21 foreclosures in Madison County from Feb. 13-19

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