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www.carlboyd4judge.com www.facebook.com Carl B. Boyd is a Partner in the Law Firm of Starks & Boyd, PC An accomplished attorney with 20 years experience, he is admitted to practice law in both the State Court and in the Federal Northern District Court of Illinois. He has significant Jury Trial experience at both levels. Carl has served as an advocate for the people in areas of Criminal Defense, Foreclosure Defense, Probate Court, Estate Planning, Wills and Trust, Domestic Relations, Traffic Court, Personal Injury, Chancery Court, Business Law, Real Estate Transactions and Bankruptcy Court. He has managed a private law practice since 1991 including all aspects of accountability, implementation of cost controls, and attainment of revenue objectives. Carl Boyd is the Broker of Green Acres Real Estate Corporation, a Reverse Mortgage Loan Originator and former Subway franchisee. Carl is a proud alumnus of Percy L. Julian high school in Chicago, Illinois. Carl attended the University of Northern Iowa where he graduated with a double major in Criminology and Sociology. Carl received his Doctorate of Jurisprudence (Law Degree) from Drake Law School, located in Des Moines, Iowa. Carl has long been involved in pro bono and community service affairs. He serves as Chairman of the Local School Council for Edgar Allen Poe Classical School, Foundation member for the University of Northern Iowa, Chairman of the Jaguar Foundation, member of Salem Baptist Church, member of the Cook County ...
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23, Oct 2014 - Northrop must face whistleblower anti-missile lawsuit: U.S. judge
By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) - A Chicago federal judge on Thursday rejected Northrop Grumman Corp's bid to dismiss a lawsuit by a former employee who accused the defense contractor of defrauding the U.S. government in performing a contract to develop a missile defense system for commercial aircraft. U.S. District Judge Manish Shah said the employee, Illinois resident Leo Danielides, plausibly ...
22, Oct 2014 - Federal judge orders court-appointed monitor for IDOT hiring
CHICAGO — A federal judge on Wednesday ordered a court-appointed monitor to investigate hiring at Gov. Pat Quinn's Illinois Department of Transportation, saying the monitor would help with compliance of a decades-old ban on political hiring.The ruling stems from a lawsuit that anti-patronage attorney Michael Shakman filed in April alleging improper hiring practices. Attorneys for Quinn's ...
22, Oct 2014 - Federal judge deals Quinn ethics blow on IDOT patronage hiring
A federal judge has granted a request by a Chicago attorney to appoint a monitor to oversee hiring at the Illinois Department of Transportation, dealing a blow to Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn less than two weeks before Election Day.
22, Oct 2014 - Judge approves request for IDOT hiring monitor
CHICAGO – A federal judge granted a request today to appoint a monitor to oversee hiring at the Illinois Department of Transportation.
22, Oct 2014 - Court-appointed monitor ordered for IDOT hiring
CHICAGO (AP) - A federal judge on Wednesday ordered a court-appointed monitor to review hiring problems at Gov. Pat Quinn's Department of Transportation, a setback for the Democrat running for re-election largely on how he navigated Illinois away from ethical problems. The ruling - less than two weeks ...
22, Oct 2014 - Chicago, IL Chicago Crime Commission releases latest publication to address new unregulated gambling machines
CHICAGO, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Chicago Crime Commission released its latest publication called The Nightmare of Sweepstakes Video Gaming designed to assist law enforcement in identifying and removing the new gaming machines that have been introduced in Illinois.  The publication provides information on the identification and operation of the gaming machines, the ...
21, Oct 2014 - Former SIU student charged with making bomb, and numerous other threats to students and faculty
A Chicago man is charged with making threats and unsealed federal court documents reveal the chilling contents of seven letters sent between September 2012 and September 2013 to Southern Illinois University.An affidavit submitted by Special Agent Joseph Shevlin with the Federal Bureau of Investigation summarizes all seven letters that allegedly make bomb threats to SIU and other universities ...
20, Oct 2014 - Group pushes for contingency talks in case pension reform thrown out
Ty Fahner hopes the Illinois Supreme Court eventually upholds the pension-reform law the Legislature passed 10 months ago. But the former Illinois attorney general wants lawmakers to be prepared in case the Supreme Court throws out the law. CHICAGO — Ty Fahner hopes the Illinois Supreme Court eventually upholds the pension-reform law the Legislature passed 10 months ago. read more
12, Oct 2014 - New initiative to educate voters in upcoming judicial elections
CHICAGO – In an effort to better educate the electorate about choices for judge in the upcoming General Election, the Illinois Civil Justice League (ICJL) is announcing a new initiative called Judges: Good and Bad-You Can’t Afford to be Indifferent.
10, Oct 2014 - Billionaire Ken Griffin Claims He Already Paid $60 Million To His Wife In Divorce Case
Ken Griffin, the hedge fund billionaire who is locked in a contentious divorce proceeding with wife of 11 years, Anne Dias-Griffin, put forward his side of the story in documents filed in Chicago’s Illinois state court on Thursday. In the court documents, Griffin claimed that he already has made $60 million [...]
10, Oct 2014 - Rahm Emanuel Wants Illinois To Decriminalize Marijuana
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel asked Illinois lawmakers on Tuesday to reform sentencing for low-level drug offenses, which would include ticketing rather than arresting people caught with small amounts of marijuana. Click here for the rest of the article...
10, Oct 2014 - Cook, IL Man sentenced to 30 months for lying about 1992 double murder
A 43-year-old Texas man was sentenced Tuesday to 30 months in prison for lying on the witness stand about a 1992 double murder in Chicago — even though a former Illinois governor and more than 20 other distinguished attorneys tried to stop the prosecution. Those attorneys, including former Gov. Jim Thompson and retired federal appeals judge Abner Mikva, sent a letter to Cook County State’s ...
09, Oct 2014 - Chicago, IL Robert Clifford to Teach at Fred Lane’s ISBA Trial Technique Institute on Opening Arguments
Founder and senior partner of Clifford Law Offices will be one of the “celebrity” instructors at Fred Lane’s 36-week Trial Technique Institute sponsored by the Illinois State Bar Association tomorrow (Tuesday, October 7, 2014). (PRWeb October 06, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/RobertCliffordTeach/FredLaneISBATrial/prweb12227363.htm
09, Oct 2014 - Hearing delayed for Chicago-area man charged with trying to join Islamic State
A detention hearing for a Chicago-area man accused of trying to join the Islamic State group has been postponed by a federal judge until Oct. 21. Mohammed Hamzah Khan, 19, of Bolingbrook, Illinois, was arrested Saturday at O'Hare International Airport for allegedly trying to fly to the Middle East and ...
09, Oct 2014 - Chicago, IL Ex-Sen. Roland Burris an issue in Chicago trial
CHICAGO (AP) - An Illinois Democrat appointed by disgraced former Gov. Rod Blagojevich to a U.S. Senate in 2008 has become an issue in the lead-up to a federal trial in Chicago, with defense attorneys claiming onetime Sen. Roland Burris was once accused of seeking to extort a business. ...
09, Oct 2014 - Chicago, IL Ex-Sen. Ronald Burris an issue in Chicago trial
An Illinois Democrat appointed by disgraced former Gov. Rod Blagojevich to a U.S. Senate in 2008 has become an issue in the lead-up to a federal trial in Chicago, with defense attorneys claiming
08, Oct 2014 - A cartoonist, a composer, a criminal defense lawyer: See the new 'genius grant' winners
Northwestern, the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois all have recipients this year of the $625,000 MacArthur Foundation award.
08, Oct 2014 - Illinois pension reform law challenges to be argued next month
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Challenges to Illinois' pension reform law remained on track for a ruling by yearend after a judge on Wednesday ordered both sides back in court next month to argue their cases. Sangamon County Circuit Court Judge John Belz, who is overseeing five consolidated lawsuits filed by labor unions and others, set Nov. 20 for arguments for and against the constitutionality of the law ...
08, Oct 2014 - A cartoonist, a composer, a criminal lawyer: Meet the new 'genius grant' winners
Northwestern, the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois all have recipients this year of the MacArthur Foundation award
08, Oct 2014 - Lawrence, IL Inmate charged with 2004 sex assault, murder
A Chicago man currently serving time in an Illinois prison is facing new charges in a 2004 sexual assault and murder after DNA evidence linked him to the crime, authorities said.
08, Oct 2014 - A cartoonist, a composer, a criminal lawyer: See the new 'genius grant' winners
Northwestern, the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois all have recipients this year of the $625,000 MacArthur Foundation award.
05, Apr 2014 - U.S. judge tosses law firm's motion seeking Malaysia plane evidence
An Illinois judge on Monday dismissed a U.S. law firm's motion to obtain evidence of possible design and manufacturing defects from Boeing Co and Malaysian Airline System in connection with the disappearance of flight MH370 three weeks earlier. Cook County Judge Kathy Flanagan also threatened to impose sanctions against Ribbeck Law Chartered, citing previous instances where the Chicago-based law ...
04, Apr 2014 - Court: Illinois eavesdropping law unconstitutional
CHICAGO — Illinois' Supreme Court declared one of the nation's toughest eavesdropping laws unconstitutional, saying Thursday that the law was so overly broad that it would technically make the recording of screaming fans at a football game a crime. The ruling is the final defeat for the Illinois Eavesdropping Act, ...
04, Apr 2014 - Chicago, IL Gay couples can now get Illinois marriage licenses
Chicago — Illinois' attorney general says county clerks statewide can immediately begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples even though the state law legalizing gay marriage doesn't take effect until June.
04, Apr 2014 - Jackson, IL Illinois voters say 'no' to candidates who were convicted, indicted
Chicago may have a long and colorful history of political corruption, but voters will only take so much. In Tuesday's Democratic primary, a Chicago candidate who served a prison term for bribery and another due to go on trial on similar charges this spring both lost their races, despite predictions of local political observers, according to results available Wednesday. "It appears there is a ...
04, Apr 2014 - Rockford, IL Illinois Court: Eavesdropping Law Unconstitutional
CHICAGO -- The Illinois Supreme Court has declared the state's decades-old eavesdropping law unconstitutional.
04, Apr 2014 - Chicago, IL USA, Illinois: Cook County Issues Almost 600 Marriage Licenses to Same Sex Couples
Couples have been quick to take advantage of the chance to marry early in Chicago. The Cook County clerk's office says it has issued 575 marriage licenses to same-sex couple in the month since it was allowed by a court ruling.
04, Apr 2014 - Court deals Illinois eavesdropping law final blow
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois' Supreme Court declared one of the nation's toughest eavesdropping laws unconstitutional, saying Thursday that the statute was so overly broad that it would technically make the recording of screaming fans at a football game a crime.
04, Apr 2014 - Final blow for Illinois eavesdropping law as state supreme court declares it unconstitutional
CHICAGO — Illinois' Supreme Court declared one of the nation's toughest eavesdropping laws unconstitutional, saying Thursday that the statute was so overly broad that it would technically make the recording of screaming fans at a football game a crime.
04, Apr 2014 - Williamson, IL Federal Court in Illinois Imposes over $3.5 Million in Sanctions against Dimitry Vishnevetsky and h
Washington, DC — The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) obtained a federal court Order requiring Defendants Dimitry Vishnevetsky formerly of Chicago, Illinois, and his company, Oxford Capital, LLC (Oxford) to pay a civil monetary penalty of $1,910,982 and restitution for defrauded customers totaling $1,608,327. The default judgment Order, entered by the Honorable Ruben Castillo of ...
04, Apr 2014 - Eavesdropping law unconstitutional
CHICAGO -- The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday declared one of the nation's toughest eavesdropping laws unconstitutional, which will likely force state legislators to overhaul the privacy legislation. The 1961 Illinois Eavesdropping Act, which mad
03, Apr 2014 - Macon, IL County clerks get green light on same-sex marriage licenses
CHICAGO — Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Tuesday told an Illinois county clerk that he and others around the state have the right to immediately issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
03, Apr 2014 - Macon, IL Gay couples can now get Ill. marriage licenses
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois' attorney general says county clerks statewide can immediately begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples even though the state law legalizing gay marriage doesn't take effect until June.
03, Apr 2014 - Chicago, IL Clerk issues more than 250 marriage licenses to same-sex couples
Following a federal court ruling, the Cook County clerk's office has issued more than 250 marriage licenses to same-sex couples wishing to wed under the Illinois' Marriage Equality law, officials said this morning.        
03, Apr 2014 - Mchenry, IL Illinois man gets 16 years in machete attack
A suburban Chicago man has been sentenced to 16 years in prison in connection with a machete attack.
02, Apr 2014 - Sycamore, IL American Air avoids taxes with 'sham' office: Illinois lawsuit
(Reuters) - An Illinois mass transit agency has sued American Airlines Group Inc , accusing the world's largest carrier of operating a "sham" fuel sales office in a smaller town to avoid paying higher taxes in Chicago. The Regional Transportation Authority, which oversees train, bus and rail service in the Chicago area, said in the lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court on Tuesday that ...
02, Apr 2014 - Will, IL Prison, indictment no bar to victory in Illinois primary: experts
By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - In the Illinois primary elections on Tuesday, candidates on Chicago's Democratic ballot will include someone who served a prison term for bribery, another who is due to go on trial on bribery charges this spring and a third charged with bank fraud. "It's a terrible indictment" of the local political culture, said Dick Simpson, a former Chicago alderman who ...
02, Apr 2014 - Chicago, IL HSBC Sued by Illinois’ Cook County Over Minority Lending
HSBC Holdings Plc (HSBA) was accused of targeting Chicago-area minority borrowers for high-cost home loans as Illinois ’s Cook County followed other local governments trying to hold subprime lenders liable for urban blight.
02, Apr 2014 - Chicago, IL Malaysian Air Crew Spouse Asks Court’s Aid for Lawsuit
The husband of a crew member of missing Malaysian Air Flight 370 asked a state court in Illinois to order Boeing Co. (BA) and the airline to turn over data and documents to assist in preparation for a possible lawsuit, the second such petition by the same Chicago law firm.
01, Apr 2014 - Champaign, IL Rosenberg has work ethic for state House
As I have gotten to know Sam Rosenberg, I've been greatly impressed with his integrity and work ethic. Sam has earned degrees from the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois, and has worked with the Champaign and Cook County state's attorneys. Currently, he works as a trial lawyer and also serves on the executive board of the Champaign-Urbana Jewish Federation. read more
01, Apr 2014 - Scott, IL Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate gets some Democratic support
By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Democratic activist Newton Minow, who served in the Kennedy administration, appeared on Thursday with about a dozen other Illinois Democrats and independents to announce their support of Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner. Minow, 88, an attorney and President John F. Kennedy's chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, said Rauner would ...
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