An Illinois state appeals court has been asked to decide if a judge in Springfield improperly ducked the question of whether state lawmakers illegally borrowed billions of dollars to pay down bills, when such actions may be forbidden by the Illinois state constitution.
Attorney Tom Haine and his co-author, Cris Stevens, were awarded the Missouri Bar Foundation’s 2019 W. Oliver Rasch Award for their article on conducting internal corporate investigations, which was published in the May-June 2018 issue of The Journal of The Missouri Bar.
EAST ST. LOUIS – Entertainment Media Trust, which petitioned for bankruptcy relief as owner of “grim reaper” Bob Romanik’s radio stations in September, moved to voluntarily dismiss the petition on Oct. 16.
CAHOKIA – St. Clair County sheriff Rick Watson let lawyer Leah Captain speak for him at a police pension board meeting on Oct. 16, when trustee Francella Jackson asked him how he came up with the numbers for his pension.
SPRINGFIELD – Trustees of Cahokia village and its police pension fund improperly increased benefits for St. Clair County Sheriff Rick Watson by raising his salary as he retired in 2011, Department of Insurance examiners found in July.