News from September 2018

Illinois’ economy shed 5,200 jobs in August, the first drop in 2018

By Orphe Divounguy, Bryce Hill, and Suman Chattopadhyay, Illinois Policy Institute | Sep 25, 2018

Illinois experienced net job losses in August, while the rest of the nation saw continued growth on average.

Motorist alleges injuries from Humbert Road crash

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Sep 25, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A motorist is suing another driver for allegedly causing a rear-end collision on Humbert Road.

Belleville man claiming he was falsely accused and prosecuted, sues in federal court

By Record News | Sep 25, 2018

Brad Van Hoose of Belleville has filed suit against a group of detractors he claims participated in a scheme of false accusations that cost him legal expenses as well as the ability to have a relationship with his ill and elderly father.

Woman accuses employer of wrongful termination

By Lhalie Castillo | Sep 25, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A woman is suing her former employer and insurer for allegedly terminating her for filing a workers' compensation claim.

Patient alleges doctor failed to diagnose neurological condition

By Lhalie Castillo | Sep 25, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A patient s suing a physician, alleging her neurological condition went undiagnosed.

Man alleges benzene exposure from Wood River refinery

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Sep 25, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A man alleges he developed myelodysplastic syndrome as a result of exposure to benzene from a Wood River refinery.

Widow sues manufacturers for husband's death from alleged asbestos exposure

By Lhalie Castillo | Sep 26, 2018

The widow of a crane operator blames several manufacturing companies for the death of her husband.

Candidate code of conduct requires signers to repudiate ‘vote early, vote often’ remarks

By Record News | Sep 26, 2018

BELLEVILLE – Judicial candidates Chris Kolker and Heinz Rudolf signed pledges to repudiate tactics of others that they themselves would not use or condone, though neither have responded to a request for comment regarding steamfitter business manager Totsy Bailey remarks made at a Democratic rally in Caseyville on Sept. 17.

Madison County civil docket Oct. 1-4

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 26, 2018

Madison County circuit judges Ruth, Crowder and Mudge have law cases scheduled on the civil docket for Oct. 1-4.

St. Clair County real estate Aug. 21-31

By Elizabeth Alt | Sep 26, 2018

An O'Fallon home sold for $430,000 as part of the recent St. Clair County real estate transactions.

St. Clair County foreclosures Sept. 11-13

By Elizabeth Alt | Sep 26, 2018

There were eight foreclosures in St. Clair County from Sept. 11-13.

Madison County real estate Aug. 28 - Sept. 4

By Princess Jade Barrenechea | Sep 26, 2018

A Highland home sold for $425,000 as part of the recent Madison County real estate transactions for Aug. 28-Sept. 4.

Madison County foreclosures Sept. 11-18

By Princess Jade Barrenechea | Sep 26, 2018

There were 14 foreclosures in Madison County from Sept. 11-18

County chair calls for forensic audit of Wood River levee district; Gibbons calls it irresponsible to discuss open investigations

By Ann Maher | Sep 26, 2018

Calling for a forensic audit of the Wood River Drainage and Levee District over possible misappropriation of funds has become the latest tussle between political rivals in Madison County government.

Madison County sees first asbestos trial of the year after docket update at HarrisMartin conference

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 26, 2018

One week before a rare Madison County asbestos trial began in Associate Judge Stephen Stobbs’ courtroom, he was joined by asbestos attorneys to provide an update on Madison County’s asbestos docket at the HarrisMartin Midwest Asbestos Litigation Conference.

Motorist sues car dealership over faulty airbag

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Sep 26, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A motorist is suing a car dealership after her Mustang convertible's airbag failed to deploy during a collision in Florida.

Seventh Circuit denies 'frivolous' appeal to reopen 'dormant' fraud case from 2014

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 26, 2018

The Seventh Circuit Appellate Court affirmed district judge Michael J. Reagan’s order rejecting a woman’s attempt to reopen a fraud case that had been voluntarily dismissed four years ago.

Madison County asbestos trial ends in settlement; Jurors deliberated two days

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 26, 2018

A Madison County asbestos trial ended in a settlement Wednesday after the jury had been deliberating for two days.

Things may not be okey-dokey in Cahokia

By The Madison County Record | Sep 27, 2018

California's largest pension system is being sued over its failure to list whether its members have retired on a disability pension.

Appeals court ends neighbors' driveway dispute

By Charmaine Little | Sep 27, 2018

A Red Bud homeowner cannot make her neighbor pay to repair a shared easement, an appeals court ruled.

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