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Gov. Rauner just says no to “overreach” legislation

By The Madison County Record | Aug 29, 2017

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

By The Madison County Record | Aug 22, 2017

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

By The Madison County Record | Aug 15, 2017

“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

By The Madison County Record | Aug 9, 2017

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

By The Madison County Record | Aug 1, 2017

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

By The Madison County Record | Jul 24, 2017

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!

By The Madison County Record | Jul 18, 2017

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

Press not welcome at the annual AAJ convention

By The Madison County Record | Jul 12, 2017

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

By The Madison County Record | Jun 30, 2017

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

By The Madison County Record | Jun 20, 2017

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

By The Madison County Record | Jun 14, 2017

A productive member of our society has passed away.

Our General Assembly is generally dissembling

By The Madison County Record | Jun 7, 2017

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

By The Madison County Record | May 30, 2017

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

By The Madison County Record | May 24, 2017

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

By The Madison County Record | May 16, 2017

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

By The Madison County Record | May 9, 2017

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'

By The Madison County Record | May 4, 2017

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.

The reason asbestos attorneys oppose transparency is obvious

By The Madison County Record | Apr 25, 2017

Legislation repeatedly introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives to promote fairness and transparency in asbestos torts and trusts could become law this year.

The sun is shining, and it's a dark day for asbestos plaintiff lawyers

By The Madison County Record | Apr 18, 2017

Asbestos attorneys are feeling the earth move under their feet, they're feeling the sky tumbling down, a-tumbling down, and they can't get that Carole King tune out of their heads.

Read our lips: no new taxes!

By The Madison County Record | Apr 11, 2017

Three tax hike proposals went down to defeat in Madison and St. Clair Counties in the last election, but you can bet we haven't seen the last of them.

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