News from September 2018

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2018 St. Clair County Property Tax Report: Cahokia, East St. Louis, New Athens, Millstadt face top tax bills

By LGIS Newsfeed | Sep 2, 2018

Accountant Andrew Davidson is trying to sell his custom built four bedroom, four bath at 1825 10th Fairway Drive in Belleville, with more than 4,300 square feet on a one acre lot.

Electrician sues Alton Steel for negligence

By Lhalie Castillo | Sep 3, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — An electrician is suing Alton Steel, alleging he was injured while performing electrical work.

Driver sued over Swansea collision

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Sep 3, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A motorist and a passenger are suing another driver for allegedly causing a collision on Fullerton Road.

Former ESL Dem Party chair countersues man accusing him of demolishing building and selling valuable material

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 3, 2018

An East St. Louis man denies liability in a countersuit filed by former East St. Louis Democratic Party chairman Charlie Powell, who alleges the city contacted him about performing the emergency demolition of a building on St. Louis Avenue.

Gilbert denies reconsideration in Cook firm's personal injury case

By Record News | Sep 3, 2018

BENTON – Senior U.S. District Judge Phil Gilbert, cranky when he rejected an injury suit from a client of Bruce Cook’s firm in June, tersely denied reconsideration.

Woman alleges injuries from broken swing

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Sep 4, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A woman is suing swing set manufacturers alleging she injured her wrists when a swing hanger broke and caused her to fall.

K-Mart to sell Florida distribution center to pay Tillery whistleblower settlement

By Record News | Sep 4, 2018

EAST ST. LOUIS – Failing retailer K-Mart found a buyer for a Florida property it put on the market to pay for losing a lawsuit to St. Louis lawyer Stephen Tillery.

Moody’s: Illinois pension debt-to-revenue ratio hits all-time high for any state

By Adam Schuster, Illinois Policy Institute | Sep 4, 2018

According to a new report by Moody’s Investors Service, Illinois’ unfunded pension liabilities equaled 601 percent of state revenues in 2017, a U.S. record.

Pedestrian alleges driver hit her in Alton parking lot

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Sep 4, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A pedestrian is suing a driver for allegedly hitting her in an Alton parking lot.

Motorist alleges driver ran stop sign, caused crash

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Sep 4, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A woman is suing a driver for allegedly disobeying a stop sign and causing a collision.

Hale v. State Farm settles for $250 million

By Ann Maher | Sep 4, 2018

State Farm and plaintiffs have agreed to settle protracted RICO litigation for $250 million on the opening day of what was expected to be a long-running trial at federal court in East St. Louis.

Woman sues over icy slip, fall in O'Fallon

By Lhalie Castillo | Sep 4, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A woman alleges she was injured when she slipped and fell on ice while entering Metro Inflatable in O'Fallon.

Stiehl restores elderly woman’s desire to live independently, dissolving guardianship move by daughter

By Record News | Sep 4, 2018

BELLEVILLE – Newly appointed St. Clair County Circuit Judge William Stiehl ruled that Margaret Ashmann, 85, whose daughter won approval from two previous judges to act as her guardian, should return to her home in Fairview Heights and run her own life.

Watson's reliance on contract agreement that spiked police pension is challenged by Cahokia

By Record News | Sep 5, 2018

BELLEVILLE – While St. Clair County Sheriff Rick Watson relies on a contract for Cahokia police managers to justify a pension equal to his last salary as police chief in 2011, the village currently challenges the document’s validity in court.

Settlement conference continued in former Madison County employee's defamation suit

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 5, 2018

Magistrate Judge Reona Daly rescheduled a settlement conference in a former Madison County employee’s discrimination suit against Madison County and Recorder of Deeds Amy Meyer.

Madison County civil docket Sept. 10-14

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 5, 2018

There are three law cases scheduled on the civil docket in the courtrooms of circuit judges Dugan and Mudge for Sept. 10-14.

Madison County foreclosures Aug. 22-27

By Princess Jade Barrenechea | Sep 5, 2018

There were 14 foreclosures in Madison County from August 22-27

Madison County real estate Aug. 7-13

By Princess Jade Barrenechea | Sep 5, 2018

An Edwardsville home sold for $585,000 as part of the recent Madison County real estate transactions for Aug. 7-13.

St. Clair County real estate Aug. 6-10

By Elizabeth Alt | Sep 5, 2018

An O'Fallon property sold for more than $500,000 as part of the recent St. Clair County real estate transactions for Aug. 6-10.

St. Clair County foreclosures Aug. 24-30

By Elizabeth Alt | Sep 5, 2018

There were eight foreclosures in St. Clair County from Aug. 24-30.

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