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Committee presses for automatic voter registration answers

Programming error was ‘wakeup call’ for election officials By REBECCA ANZEL Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD — A programming error in Illinois’ automatic voter registration system that mistakenly enrolled more than 500 people was a “wakeup call,” the state’s top elections official said Wednesday. One string of code among 8.5 million others controlling the “hundreds…

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MCT announces services changes coming in February

New destinations and schedule changes take effect Madison County Transit will make changes to several routes this month to improve schedule reliability and give passengers better access to area jobs and retail. Madison County residents who ride an MCT Express bus and work in downtown St. Louis will see a minor route adjustment to accommodate…

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Parking area operators must collect tax from customers beginning Jan. 1

Effective Jan. 1, 2020, parking area operators will be required to register with the state of Illinois and begin collecting and remitting tax on the rental of parking spaces. The Illinois Department of Revenue wants to ensure that parking area operators are aware of their responsibility to ensure compliance with the new registration and tax…

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U.S. News-Best Lawyers names Simmons Hanly Conroy ‘Law Firm of the Year’ for Plaintiffs’ Mass Tort Litigation and Class Actions

Firm also earns top rankings in St. Louis, New York and San Francisco metro areas … Simmons Hanly Conroy, one of the nation’s largest law firms focused on consumer protection and mass tort actions, announced the firm has been named the nation’s “Law Firm of the Year” for Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs in…

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Opioid bellwether trial resolves for $325m in total settlements for two Ohio counties

Co-lead counsels, including Simmons Hanly Conroy Shareholder Paul Hanly, finalized details of deal hours before opening arguments Simmons Hanly Conroy, based in Alton and one of the nation’s largest mass torts firms, says  $325 million was recovered in the first bellwether trial against the nation’s largest drug companies on behalf of Cuyahoga and Summitt counties…

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Date set for 25th annual salute to Scott AFB and Business Expo

The O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce, along with the city of O’Fallon and village of Shiloh are hosting their 25th annual Salute to Scott Tribute and Business Expo on Saturday, Nov. 9, Gateway Classic Cars in O’Fallon, from 10 a.m. to 2  p.m. This event is organized by O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee to…

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Simmons Hanly Conroy attorney named to ’40 Under Forty’ list

Simmons Hanly Conroy, one of the nation’s largest mass torts firms, announced that Courtney Gregory, a shareholder representing victims of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases, has been named to Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and Chicago Lawyer’s annual “40 Under Forty” list. This year’s list marks the 20th anniversary of the awards, which recognize up-and-coming lawyers…

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Schnuck Markets ending tobacco sales beginning Jan. 1

Schnuck Markets Inc. today announced that beginning Jan. 1, 2020, the company will end the sale of all tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, chewing tobacco and snuff. The company will sell through its existing inventory through the end of the year. Starting on Oct. 15 and continuing indefinitely, Schnucks will offer double Schnucks Rewards…

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COUNTERPOINT: Should federal lands be opened to private development?

No, drinking water, ecosystems, economies all would be at risk By MARY VANDEVORD While development might be appropriate for some federal lands, areas with important or vulnerable ecosystems, sites with significant historic or cultural resources, and places that Americans use for recreation should receive strong protection. Put simply, America’s public lands provide the greatest overall…

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