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Motorist sues truck driver over Pontoon Beach rear end collision.

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A motorist claims he and his minor children were injured in a rear end collision in Pontoon Beach. Marvin Moore filed a complaint Aug. 3 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Anthony Gillis and The Petroff Companies, alleging negligence. According to the complaint, Moore claims he was driving on Illinois Route 111 near the entrance to Horseshoe Lake State…

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Bus passenger alleges injuries in Granite City crash

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A bus passenger claims she was injured when a woman crashed her employer’s van into the bus in Granite City. Queriba Gilmore filed a complaint Aug. 4 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Tamikia Moses, Stearns Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and Aurora Cares LLC, doing business as Tara Cares LLC, alleging negligence. According to her complaint, Gilmore was a…

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S.C. woman charged as 3 Indiana teens die in wrong-way wreck

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Three Indiana teens were killed in a crash Monday on a South Carolina interstate by a woman driving the wrong way. The Spartanburg County coroner tells local news outlets that a pair of twins, 17-year-old Elleana Lee Gaddis and Isabella Lee Gaddis died, as did 18-year-old Brianna Lynn Foster. A fourth Indiana teen was hospitalized after the wreck. All were…

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Motorist alleges Alton Fire Department employee caused crash while responding to emergency call

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A motorist is suing the Alton Fire Department alleging a department vehicle entered the intersection while responding to an emergency call and struck the plaintiff’s vehicle. Brendan Neal filed a complaint July 30 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Charles Willinghoff, Alton Fire Department and the City of Alton, alleging negligence. Neal alleges in his complaint that on Aug….

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Woman sues over icy slip, fall at Maryville dialysis facility

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A woman is suing a Maryville dialysis center after she allegedly slipped and fell on accumulated ice and snow. Donald Wells filed a complaint July 30 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Total Renal Care Inc., also known as Maryville Dialysis, alleging negligence. According to her complaint, Wells was at the DaVita Maryville Home Dialysis facility on Vadalabene Drive…

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Woman alleges auto dealership sold her defective vehicle

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A woman alleges a Collinsville auto dealership fraudulently sold her a car that was unsafe and in need of major repair work. Christina Mesey filed a complaint July 28 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Insta-Credit Auto Mart Inc., and Enterprise Bank & Trust Foundation, alleging violation of the Illinois Consumer Fraud Act. According to the complaint, Mesey purchased…

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Consumers claim over-the-counter heartburn medication caused cancer

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A suit alleges that Pfizer, Walgreens and others failed to warn consumers of the risk of exposure to the carcinogen N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) with its over-the-counter ranitidine heart burn medicine. Joseph Bayer and Gwendolyn Culverson filed a complaint Aug. 2 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc., GlaxoSmithKline LLC, Pfizer Inc., Walgreen Co., Sun Pharmaceutical and others,…

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Jury in Talcum Powder Trial Finds J&J Not to Blame for Woman’s Death

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An Illinois jury on Friday refused to hold Johnson & Johnson liable for a woman’s death from ovarian cancer, which her family blamed on decades of using its talc-based powders. Relatives of the late Elizabeth Driscoll had sought up to $50 million in damages, saying J&J knew its baby powder and Shower to Shower products were dangerous. Driscoll died in…

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Driver allegedly failed to stop at intersection, caused Highland collision

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A motorist claims another driver failed to stop at the intersection of Cypress Street and 12th Street in Highland, causing a collision. Audrey Kasmarzik filed a complaint July 12 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Ralph Kampwerth in the Madison County Circuit Court, alleging negligence. According to Kasmarzik’s complaint, she was driving her 2016 Ford Escape on Cypress Street…

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Roxana, Wood River resident sues refineries, alleges cancer from exposure to toxic chemicals

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Justin Sandbach, a former resident of Roxana and Wood River, is suing local oil refineries, alleging he developed cancer from exposure to toxic chemicals released into the community by the defendants. Sandbach filed a complaint July 16 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Shell Oil Company, individually and as successor to Shell Oil Company Incorporated, Shell Chemical LP frequently…

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