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St. Clair County foreclosures June 22-28

By Elizabeth Alt | Jul 11, 2018

There were 12 foreclosures in St. Clair County from June 22-28.

St. Clair real estate June 7-14

By Elizabeth Alt | Jul 11, 2018

A Smithton property sold for $560,000 as part of the recent St. Clair County real estate transactions for June 7-14.

Madison County civil docket July 16-20

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jul 11, 2018

Madison County circuit judges Dugan and Ruth have law cases scheduled on the civil docket for the week of July 16-20.

Witness for Duebbert, sister and office manager, was prepared to testify allegations 'totally made up'

By Ann Maher | Jul 10, 2018

A witness for St. Clair County Circuit Judge Ron Duebbert was prepared to testify that his accuser fabricated all of the claims that led to felony criminal sexual abuse and intimidation charges filed against him last year.

St. Clair County resident sues driver for allegedly causing three-vehicle collision

By Lhalie Castillo | Jul 9, 2018

A St. Clair County resident sued another driver for allegedly causing a three-vehicle collision and injuring him.

Madison County couple sues Medline Industries for wrongful termination

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jul 9, 2018

A Madison County couple who worked together sued Medline Industries Inc. on June 25 for retaliation and wrongful termination.

Duebbert attorney says prosecution was political; Visiting judge: 'this case is over'

By Record News | Jul 6, 2018

BELLEVILLE - As visiting Judge Michael McHaney dismissed charges against Circuit Judge Ron Duebbert in court on July 6, he appeared as if he was in a hurry to get out of St. Clair County.

Belleville attorney Russell Scott awarded Bar Association Medal of Merit

By John Breslin | Jul 6, 2018

BELLEVILLE – A Belleville-based attorney with 40 years of experience, mostly in litigation, has received the Illinois State Bar Association's Medal of Merit Award.

Charges against Duebbert dropped at request of accuser

By Ann Maher | Jul 5, 2018

Criminal charges against St. Clair County Circuit Judge Ron Duebbert are being dropped just four days before trial was set to begin.

Woman alleges race was factor in termination from Cooper B-Line

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jul 5, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE – An African-American woman alleges her race and sexual orientation were factors in her termination from a Highland company.

State Board of Elections moves to merit-based pay system versus step compensation favored by unions

By John Breslin | Jul 5, 2018

CHICAGO – The Illinois State Board of Elections (SBE) has introduced a merit-based pay structure for its employees and is able to do so because of its uniquely independent status within the state.

Imerys Talc of America asks for denial of reconsideration in exposure lawsuits

By John Sammon | Jul 5, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE – A defendant asked the Madison County Circuit Court on June 26 to deny reconsideration of an earlier decision to dismiss two cases for lack of jurisdiction in the state of Illinois in a lawsuit against a producer of talc used in Johnson & Johnson baby powder.

Edwardsville attorney honored as one of the 10 best criminal attorneys in Illinois

By Sandra Lane | Jul 5, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE – Attorney Deborah A. Hawkins of Hawkins Law Office recently was named one of the "10 Best Criminal Lawyers for Client Satisfaction in Illinois" for the second straight year by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys.

ACJK allegedly defaulted on loan

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jul 3, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE – A lender alleges a Granite City entity defaulted on a loan.

Belleville resident blames asbestos manufacturers for late father's mesothelioma

By Lhalie Castillo | Jul 3, 2018

BELLEVILLE – A Belleville woman alleges her late father developed mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos during his life.

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Post-Janus Landscape: Decision will impact union coffers, membership; more litigation on its way, say lawyers

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jul 2, 2018

In the wake of the U.S Supreme Court’s landmark decision to declare unconstitutional forced union fees, the legal and political landscape will undoubtedly change. But precisely what will change, and how and when those changes will roll out, remains anybody’s guess.

Madison County civil docket July 3-13

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jun 27, 2018

Madison County circuit judges Mudge, Dugan, Ruth, and Crowder have law cases scheduled on the civil docket for July 3-13.

Appellate court backs $550,000 award in Casey's store slip and fall case

By John Sammon | Jun 26, 2018

MOUNT VERNON – The Fifth District Appellate Court affirmed Madison Circuit Court Judge William Mudge who disallowed the defense to cross-examine a plaintiff who slipped and fell at a convenience store about a job offer he allegedly had to turn down because of the injuries from the fall.

In Fields’ pre-trial hearing, prosecutor concedes Silas not killed by shotgun; and Judge Duebbert not relevant to case

By Record News | Jun 26, 2018

BELLEVILLE – Police didn’t test bullets in the murder of Carl Silas, prosecutor Charles Colburn conceded a month before the trial of suspect David Fields.

Crowder installed as vice president of Illinois Judges Association

By John Breslin | Jun 25, 2018

Madison County Circuit Court Judge Barbara Crowder has been named as the third vice-president of the Illinois Judges Association at its recent annual meeting.

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