Diocese of Belleville

Diocese of Belleville
3:41 pm
Wed March 21, 2012

Attorney: Diocese of Belleville settles 3 more clergy abuse cases

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An attorney whose client got a $6.3 million payout in a case against a southwestern Illinois diocese says that diocese has settled three more lawsuits involving sexual abuse of minors by priests.

Mike Weilmuenster says two of the cases settled last week by the Diocese of Belleville involve allegations against the Rev. Raymond Kownacki.

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Morning round-up
9:11 am
Mon August 29, 2011

Morning headlines: Monday, August 29, 2011

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Town Hall tonight on heroin epidemic

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.

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Diocese of Belleville / Abuse Suit
11:20 am
Wed August 10, 2011

Update: Man to get $6.33 million in priest-abuse case

A map of the area of the Catholic Diocese of Belleville, Ill.
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In an update to a story we've been following and told you more about earlier this morning:

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's favor.

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Morning round-up
9:32 am
Wed August 10, 2011

Morning headlines: Wednesday, August 10, 2011

A group of community and religious leaders is proposing a Missouri ballot measure that would effectively limit the cost of payday loans.
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Wording approved for Mo. ballot measure limiting payday loans

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'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.

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Diocese of Belleville / Abuse Suit
4:40 pm
Fri August 5, 2011

Lawyer: Diocese of Belleville to pay $6.33 million in abuse suit

A map of the area of the Catholic Diocese of Belleville, Ill.
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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.

Mike Weilmuenster tells the Belleville News-Democrat that a court hearing Wednesday in St. Clair County could involve the payout to James Wisniewski of Champaign.

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Diocese of Belleville
10:09 am
Fri January 14, 2011

Belleville Diocese's appeal of $5 million judgment fails

A map of the area of the Catholic Diocese of Belleville, Ill. (via Wikimedia Commons/AlexiusHoratius)

A southern Illinois appeals court has refused to overturn a $5 million jury award against the Diocese of Belleville to a former altar boy who claimed he was sexually abused by a priest.

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