Diocese of Belleville http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Attorney: Diocese of Belleville settles 3 more clergy abuse cases http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/attorney-diocese-belleville-settles-3-more-clergy-abuse-cases <p>An attorney whose client got a $6.3&nbsp;million payout in a case against a southwestern Illinois diocese&nbsp;says that diocese has settled three more lawsuits involving sexual&nbsp;abuse of minors by priests.</p><p>Mike Weilmuenster says two of the cases settled last week by the&nbsp;Diocese of Belleville involve allegations against the Rev. Raymond&nbsp;Kownacki.</p> Wed, 21 Mar 2012 20:41:11 +0000 The Associated Press 3322 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Attorney: Diocese of Belleville settles 3 more clergy abuse cases Morning headlines: Monday, August 29, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-monday-august-29-2011 <p><strong>Town Hall tonight on heroin epidemic</strong></p><p>Tonight, law enforcement, social workers and drug counselors will hold a third Town Hall meeting on the epidemic of heroin and prescription pain killer use among teens in St. Louis County. Speakers will be on hand to talk about police enforcement strategies and signs of heroin addiction.</p> Mon, 29 Aug 2011 14:11:26 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 1952 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Monday, August 29, 2011 Update: Man to get $6.33 million in priest-abuse case http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/update-man-get-633-million-priest-abuse-case <p>In an update to a story <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/term/james-wisniewski">we&#39;ve been following</a> and <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-august-10-2011">told you more about earlier this morning</a>:</p><p>A nine-year legal fight by a man sexually abused by a priest in the 1970s is over, now that a southern Illinois diocese and its insurer have handed over $6.3 million to resolve a jury award in the man&#39;s favor.</p> Wed, 10 Aug 2011 16:20:02 +0000 The Associated Press & St. Louis Public Radio 1841 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Update: Man to get $6.33 million in priest-abuse case Morning headlines: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-august-10-2011 <p><strong>Wording approved for Mo. ballot measure limiting payday loans</strong></p><p>A group of community and religious leaders is proposing a Missouri ballot measure that would effectively limit the cost of payday loans. The secretary of state&#39;s office on Tuesday approved the wording of a proposed ballot summary, allowing supporters to begin a petition drive to put the question on a statewide ballot.</p> Wed, 10 Aug 2011 14:32:11 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 1837 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 Lawyer: Diocese of Belleville to pay $6.33 million in abuse suit http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/lawyer-diocese-belleville-pay-633-million-abuse-suit <p>An attorney for a man sexually abused by a southwestern Illinois priest says his client soon will receive $6.3 million related to a lawsuit the man won against the Diocese of Belleville.</p><p>Mike Weilmuenster <a href="http://www.bnd.com/2011/08/05/1812096/belleville-diocese-to-pay-abused.html">tells the Belleville News-Democrat</a> that a court hearing Wednesday in St. Clair County could involve the payout to James Wisniewski of Champaign.</p> Fri, 05 Aug 2011 21:40:18 +0000 The Associated Press 1815 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Lawyer: Diocese of Belleville to pay $6.33 million in abuse suit Belleville Diocese's appeal of $5 million judgment fails http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/belleville-dioceses-appeal-5-million-judgment-fails <p>A southern Illinois appeals court has refused to overturn a $5 million jury award against the <a href="http://www.diobelle.org/default.aspx">Diocese of Belleville</a> to a former altar boy who claimed he was sexually abused by a priest.</p> Fri, 14 Jan 2011 16:09:22 +0000 Kelsey Proud & The Associated Press 324 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Belleville Diocese's appeal of $5 million judgment fails