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Madison County lands on "Judicial Hellholes" list; Cook off list for 2nd consecutive year

The Cook County Record Dec. 17, 2015, 2:38pm

For the second consecutive year, Cook County was not listed on the American Tort Reform Association’s annual registry of the country’s worst “Judicial Hellholes.” However, downstate Madison County, thanks in large part to what the group calls an asbestos “rocket docket,” was again subjected to a torching this year, as ATRA released its annual report.

Survey says Cook, Madison counties, state of Illinois, rank among worst environments for lawsuits in country

Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 10, 2015, 4:46pm

The courts of Cook and Madison counties, as well as the state of Illinois, have again ranked very poorly in the eyes of business leaders, a survey says, hampering the state’s economic growth, reducing the state’s tax haul, and making it more difficult to pay Illinois’ bills and provide needed public services, according to Ill. Gov. Bruce Rauner and representatives of the nation's largest business association.