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Daddy's little girl won't be there to look out for his interests

The Madison County Record Sep. 20, 2017, 7:03am

We took note, two years ago, when State Attorney General Lisa Madigan crossed one of those proverbial lines in the sand: She went to court to try to prevent state workers from receiving their paychecks during an expected government shutdown.

Here's a climate problem that is man-made (and correctable)

The Madison County Record Sep. 12, 2017, 5:05pm

If you hoped that Illinois might lose its dubious distinction as a state with one of the worst lawsuit climates in the country, you hoped wrong.

Avocet challenges Gori Julian's fact-free case

The Madison County Record Sep. 5, 2017, 12:28pm

“Round up the usual suspects.” That's the order Captain Renault gives to subordinates at the end of Casablanca, even though Rick, the man who shot Major Strasser, is standing right there in front of him.

Gov. Rauner just says no to “overreach” legislation

The Madison County Record Aug. 29, 2017, 2:51pm

Kudos to Gov. Bruce Rauner for exercising his amendatory veto power to spare Illinoisans the aggravation and expense of challenging a potentially unconstitutional law.

Lawyer sent packing with a warning

The Madison County Record Aug. 22, 2017, 4:33pm

When judges are too subtle or give the parties appearing before them too much credit for intelligence and integrity, erroneous conclusions can be drawn by the latter.

'Speculation' about Cook County 'pop tax' proves accurate

The Madison County Record Aug. 15, 2017, 12:54pm

“As to the concerns that improper collection of the tax will open the Merchants up to litigation, any such notion is merely speculation at this point and does not render the Ordinance unconstitutionally vague.”

Cook County officials and their attorneys need hard discipline

The Madison County Record Aug. 9, 2017, 6:46am

Here's the thing about inappropriate behavior: What is outrageous will seem less so when compared to something more outrageous.

Illinois needs to be a right-to-work state to compete for jobs

The Madison County Record Aug. 1, 2017, 11:27am

Illinois is surrounded by right-to-work states. Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Iowa, and Wisconsin all have right-to-work laws protecting employees from forced unionism – as do the majority of U.S. States, 28 in all.

ITLA should launch an apology tour

The Madison County Record Jul. 24, 2017, 4:04pm

ITLA should hold its own rally at Malcolm Martin Memorial Park and apologize for the harm they've done.

Three strikes and SAFE is out!

The Madison County Record Jul. 18, 2017, 12:23pm

If law enforcement officials don't have to obey a law, why would anyone else?

Press not welcome at the annual AAJ convention

The Madison County Record Jul. 12, 2017, 10:54am

Unless you have a lot of experience with things like skis, stilts, and pogo sticks, you run a real good risk of falling down when you give them a go.

Johnson & Johnson's adversaries may have to take a powder

The Madison County Record Jun. 30, 2017, 9:54am

Having no scientific basis for their claims may not stop some venue-shopping, payday-seeking plaintiff lawyers, but recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions regarding the right place to bring a lawsuit could stop the trolling.

Asbestos lawyer guilt, projected

The Madison County Record Jun. 20, 2017, 5:48pm

Radical left-wingers often use the banner of “social justice” to implement their hidden agendas, and the “racial sobriety” program offered by Fr. Clarence Williams is a perfect example.

Another death by asbestos lawsuits

The Madison County Record Jun. 14, 2017, 11:13am

A productive member of our society has passed away.

Our General Assembly is generally dissembling

The Madison County Record Jun. 7, 2017, 9:03am

Democrats in the Illinois General Assembly have their priorities. Getting a budget passed may not be one of them, but finding new sources of revenue to share with their cronies – or simply squander – apparently is.

'Zestimates' are not appraisals

The Madison County Record May 30, 2017, 11:16am

You're taking a stroll on a nice spring day and someone stops you and says,“Excuse me, sir, I was just wondering. You see that house over there, across the street? Just out of curiosity, what do you think a house like that would go for?”

The porno saga of Duffy, Steele, and Hansmeier continues

The Madison County Record May 24, 2017, 8:47am

Two of three scheming shakedown artists have met their fate. One died of a heart attack after fraudulent activities were exposed. Another has plea-bargained and awaits sentencing. The third has pled not guilty to the same charges, and faces trial.

Sen. Kyle McCarter deserves U.S. ambassador appointment

The Madison County Record May 16, 2017, 2:55pm

If everything works out the way he hopes, Republican State Sen. Kyle McCarter of Lebanon may be leaving the legislature and beginning a dramatic new phase in his life. He's been recommended to President Donald Trump as the ideal candidate to serve as U.S. Ambassador to Kenya.

Illegally hired state employees need to be fired

The Madison County Record May 9, 2017, 12:05pm

The abuses perpetrated by Pat Quinn, Mike Madigan, and other insubordinate public servants need to stopped.

'Frank, you're still here? We thought you'd gone to jail'

The Madison County Record May 4, 2017, 3:48pm

We don't know if anyone has actually said that to embattled state Auditor General Frank Mautino, but we suspect a few people have been tempted to do so.