News from January 2018

Madison County real estate Dec. 13-18

By Princess Jade Barrenechea | Jan 3, 2018

A Glen Carbon home sold for more than $600,000 as part of the recent Madison County real estate transactions for Dec. 13-18.

St. Clair County real estate Dec. 15-28

By Elizabeth Alt | Jan 3, 2018

A Caseyville property sold for nearly $430,000 as part of the recent St. Clair County real estate transactions for Dec. 15-20.

St. Clair County foreclosures Dec. 15-26

By Elizabeth Alt | Jan 3, 2018

There were 23 foreclosures in St. Clair County from Dec. 15-26.

Madison County civil docket Jan. 8-12

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 3, 2018

There are seven law cases scheduled on the Madison County civil docket with circuit judges Mudge, Ruth and Dugan for Jan. 8-12.

Man alleges he was injured in Frank Scott Parkway crash

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 3, 2018

BELLEVILLE – A man alleges he was injured in a collision on Frank Scott Parkway in Fairview Heights.

Collinsville man seeks more than $50,000 after I-64 collision

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 3, 2018

BELLEVILLE – A Collinsville man is seeking damages from two Fairview Heights individuals after a collision on an Interstate 64 off ramp.

Man alleges exposure to asbestos from Chevron USA Inc., others' products caused cancer

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 3, 2018

BELLEVILLE – A former laborer alleges exposure to asbestos during his career caused him to develop lung cancer.

Autopsy report shows attorney John M. Delaney Jr.'s blood had 'intoxicating levels' of alcohol, opiates at time of death

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 3, 2018

According to an autopsy report obtained through a FOIA request, East Alton attorney John M. Delaney died Aug. 3 due to a gunshot wound of the head with “intoxicating levels of alcohol and hydrocodone in the blood.”

Hipskind & McAninch founders named Super Lawyers Rising Stars

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 3, 2018

BELLEVILLE – Founding attorneys John Hipskind and Brady McAninch of Hipskind & McAninch LLC in Belleville were selected for inclusion on the Super Lawyers Rising Stars list for 2017 and nominated for inclusion on the 2018 list.

Suit alleging botched adoption settled

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 3, 2018

Adoption agency Family Choices, NFPC, reached a settlement with a couple alleging a Collinsville attorney’s undisclosed conflict of interest resulted in a botched adoption.

Trial for murder suspect Fields could take place this spring

By Ann Maher | Jan 3, 2018

Trial for suspect David Fields, accused in the Dec. 30, 2016 murder of Carl Silas, could take place this spring.

Man denies liability in suit alleging he stabbed another man on Christmas in 2015

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 4, 2018

A man accused of stabbing a Godfrey man in the neck on Christmas in 2015 says the plaintiff's own negligence caused his alleged injuries.

Judge who overturned Rauner 'fair share' executive order had worked as Madigan staffer in earlier days

By Ann Maher | Jan 4, 2018

Critics of policy decisions that prop up labor organizations at the expense of taxpayers have said it’s no mistake that some of the state's most consequential and political legal battles - contract negotiations, worker pay and union dues - have been filed in “union friendly” St. Clair County.

From Legal Newsline

Victims of IRS's tea party bias - and taxpayers - must see Lois Lerner's testimony, lawyer says

By Record News | Jan 5, 2018

CINCINNATI (Legal Newsline) - Lois Lerner, formerly of the Internal Revenue Service when it discriminated against applicants for tax exemptions based on their viewpoints, claims Americans have no right to read statements she made under oath about why she did it.

Residents add St. Clair Township as defendant in class action alleging inflated Swansea sewer rates

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 5, 2018

A class of St. Clair Township residents suing the Village of Swansea for allegedly charging them higher sewer fees than Swansea residents filed an amended complaint adding the township as a defendant.

Customers allege serious injuries when motorist struck Gia's Pizza

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jan 5, 2018

BELLEVILLE – Two individuals allege an O'Fallon woman's reckless driving caused them injuries when she struck a restaurant where they were dining.

Inland Technologies office manager alleges she was falsely accused of computer tampering

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 5, 2018

BELLEVILLE – A Washington County woman alleges she suffered harm to her reputation because of false charges brought against her by two individuals.

Man alleges Bottoms Up security guards injured him in unprovoked attack

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 5, 2018

BELLEVILLE – An invitee to a Brooklyn strip club alleges he was injured in an unprovoked attack by security guards.

Patient alleges injuries after surgeries performed by Belleville podiatrist

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 5, 2018

BELLEVILLE – A Madison County woman alleges she sustained severe damage to her left foot and ankle because of surgery performed by a Belleville podiatrist.

Man seeks damages from Envirochem after employee allegedly ran red light

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 5, 2018

BELLEVILLE – A St. Clair County man is seeking damages after a collision in the county with an Envirochem Inc. employee.

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