Latest News

Handling of Smollett case leaves local criminal attorneys baffled; Law prof: 'Nothing about this feels normal to me'

By Brian Brueggemann | Mar 28, 2019

For a University of Illinois law professor and local attorneys who have decades of experience in criminal court, the dismissal of charges against actor Jussie Smollett leaves a lot of unanswered questions.

Prenzler seeks to dismiss tax buyer's defamation suit

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Mar 27, 2019

Madison County Board chairman Kurt Prenzler seeks to dismiss a St. Clair County tax buyer’s defamation lawsuit alleging his reputation and business were damaged after he was accused of participating in a bid-rigging scheme.

Wood River could face lawsuit over signs on city-owned land promoting 'yes' vote in tax referendum

By John Breslin | Mar 27, 2019

The City of Wood River may face legal action over the use of public resources to promote one side in a referendum on increasing the city sales tax.

From Legal Newsline

Mikal Watts defeats competitor's lawsuit that claims he misled farmers who wanted to sue Syngenta

By John Severance | Mar 27, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Legal Newsline) – A federal judge in Kansas has dismissed a lawsuit brought against plaintiffs attorney Mikal Watts by one of his competitors who cried foul over the recruitment of farmers to sue Syngenta.

March 19: U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois docket for personal injury cases

By The Madison County Record | Mar 27, 2019

The following personal injury-related cases were on the docket in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois on March 19. All case details are allegations only and should not be taken as fact:

St. Clair County real estate March 1-7

By Elizabeth Alt | Mar 27, 2019

A Caseyville property sold for $445,000 as part of the recent St. Clair County real estates for March 1-7.

St. Clair County foreclosures March 6-14

By Elizabeth Alt | Mar 27, 2019

There were 16 foreclosures in St. Clair County from March 6 to 14.

Madison County real estate March 1-7

By Princess Jade Barrenechea | Mar 27, 2019

An Edwardsville property on Main Street sold for more than $790,000 as part of the recent Madison County real estate transactions for March 1-7.

Madison County foreclosures March 1-8

By Princess Jade Barrenechea | Mar 27, 2019

There were 12 foreclosures in Madison County from March 1-8

Madison County civil docket April 1-5

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Mar 27, 2019

Madison County judges Dugan, Ruth, Matoesian, Mudge and Stobbs have law cases scheduled on the civil docket for April 1-5.

Sanctions recommended for Doctor John’s lawyers after judge finds his court has no cure

By Record News | Mar 27, 2019

BENTON – U.S. Magistrate Reona Daly recommends that Thomas Maag of Wood River and Utah lawyer Andrew McCullough pay Cahokia $6,707.83 as a sanction for discovery violations.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois: Actions Taken on March 19

By The Madison County Record | Mar 27, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois reported the following activity on March 19 in the suits below:

Concrete worker sues O'Fallon homeowner over injuries

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 27, 2019

BELLEVILLE – A man who was hired to do concrete work in the backyard of a home in O'Fallon recently filed a suit against a property company claiming he fell and was injured at the worksite.

New York photograph files copyright suit against Chicago area firm in Southern District of Illinois

By The Madison County Record | Mar 26, 2019

BENTON – Treetop Wealth Management investment firm in Northfield (located in Cook County) featured a photograph of Wall Street on its website without permission, according to a suit in U.S. district court.

March 18: U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois docket for labor cases

By The Madison County Record | Mar 26, 2019

The following labor-related cases were on the docket in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois on March 18. All case details are allegations only and should not be taken as fact:

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois: Actions Taken on March 18

By The Madison County Record | Mar 26, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois reported the following activity on March 18 in the suits below:

Educator, well-known NCAA basketball ref Hightower fighting hometown Alton in discrimination suit

By Record News | Mar 25, 2019

BENTON – A housing development business owned by former NCAA basketball referee and educator Ed Hightower is accused of lying in a discrimination lawsuit the business is pursuing against the City of Alton, Hightower's hometown.

Sison participates in investiture ceremony

By Glenn Minnis | Mar 25, 2019

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. -- U.S. Magistrate Judge Gilbert C. Sison was feted in an investiture ceremony at the Melvin Price Federal Courthouse in East St. Louis Friday afternoon.

Court activity on March 21: Joergen Geerds vs TreeTop Wealth Management, LLC

By The Madison County Record | Mar 24, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois reported the following activity in the suit brought by Joergen Geerds against TreeTop Wealth Management, LLC on March 21: 'Complaint Against Treetop Wealth Management, Llc ( Filing Fee $ 400 Receipt Number 0754-3834860.), Filed By Joergen Geerds. (attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Summons, # 5 Civil Cover She

The Record Network