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Woman Sues Police For 'Humiliating' Strip Search Oh 2014
Chicago, IL - A group of law enforcement officers in Illinois are being sued for their alleged mistreatment of a woman that was arrested on suspicion of DUI ...
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27, Nov 2014 - Illinois lawmaker to be sentenced in federal court
CHICAGO (AP) - Three days after being re-elected, Illinois state Rep. LaShawn Ford will learn if he'll have to spend time behind bars for shortchanging the Internal Revenue Service of $3,782. Friday's sentencing in federal court in Chicago comes after prosecutors agreed to let Ford plead guilty to ...
27, Nov 2014 - Joliet, IL Defendant in Joliet double-murder sentenced to life in prison
A Will County judge on Tuesday gave Bethany McKee the only sentence he was allowed to do under Illinois law, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.
26, Nov 2014 - Arlington Heights, IL Marine convicted in Virginia faces trial in Illinois
WAUKEGAN, Ill. A former Marine sentenced to death in Virginia in a Navy sailor's 2009 slaying has been returned to Illinois to stand trial on charges that he killed two young girls nine years ago. Jorge Torrez was 16 when he allegedly stabbed 8-year-old Laura Hobbs and 9-year-old Krystal Tobias on Mother's Day in 2005. The girls were playing in a forest preserve in Zion, north of Chicago.
26, Nov 2014 - Illinois attorney general files notice of appeal in pension case
CHICAGO -- Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed official notice that the state will appeal a ruling that Illinois' landmark pension overhaul is unconstitutional.Madigan filed the notice with the Illinois Supreme Court Wednesday.Illinois has the nation's worst-funded state pension systems, with an unfunded liability of about $100 billion. [...]
26, Nov 2014 - Illinois AG files appeal on pension reform law ruling
CHICAGO – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan Wednesday appealed a court decision to the Illinois Supreme Court that struck down Governor Pat Quinn’s pension reform bill as unconstitutional.
26, Nov 2014 - Suburban Chicago Synagogue Vandal Planned To 'Shoot Jews'
Prosecutors in an Illinois county have asked a judge to revoke the bail of a man charged with vandalizing a synagogue because he said he planned to “shoot Jews.” Click here for the rest of the article...
26, Nov 2014 - Chicago, IL Big money in play in Southern Illinois Supreme Court retention
One of the many downsides of an elected judiciary is that voters typically have little information about the candidates whose names appear on the ballot.
26, Nov 2014 - Illinois pension reform law tossed by state judge
By Karen Pierog CHICAGO (Reuters) - A judge ruled on Friday that an Illinois law aimed at easing the state's huge unfunded pension liability is unconstitutional, handing a victory to labor unions and state retirees who challenged the law and an initial defeat to the state's efforts to fix its sagging finances. The judge's sweeping ruling will send the case to the Illinois Supreme Court for a ...
25, Nov 2014 - Green light for Illinois red-light camera law
Red-light cameras will stay put at intersections in Illinois after a divided state Supreme Court couldn't reach a decision on their legality in a test case focused on Chicago, according to a Thursday filing. ...
25, Nov 2014 - Illinois Supreme Court dismisses challenge to Chicago's red light cameras
The state Supreme Court today dismissed a challenge to Chicago’s red light camera program after two judges recused themselves and the rest of the court declared it was divided.
25, Nov 2014 - Chicago, IL Judge: No release for Illinois man in terror case
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge says a 20-year-old American accused of trying to join al-Qaida-affiliated fighters in Syria will remain jailed pending trial.
25, Nov 2014 - Lisle, IL Illinois governments face loss of more than $50 million in fraud scheme
Dozens of local governments — from Downers Grove to Frankfort — face investment losses totaling more than $50 million of taxpayer money in a fraud scheme the FBI and the U.S. attorney's office in Chicago are unraveling.
24, Nov 2014 - Chicago, IL Conviction In Landmark 1982 Double Murder Case Vacated
In a stunning announcement, a Cook County Judge granted prosecutors’ requests to vacate the conviction of Alstory Simon in a 1982 double homicide that exposed flaws in the criminal justice system and eventually led to Illinois abolishing the death penalty. [ more › ]
24, Nov 2014 - David Griffin to Speak at Inaugural Pre-Conference Seminar for AAML Annual Meeting
Attorney David Griffin is scheduled to co-present a session on business valuation at the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois. (PRWeb October 31, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/11/prweb12292402.htm
23, Nov 2014 - Ford, IL Illinois lawmaker gets probation in tax case
CHICAGO — An Illinois state representative who had faced nearly 20 felony bank-fraud charges until federal prosecutors without explanation let him plead guilty to a single misdemeanor tax charge was sentenced Friday to six months of probation.In a hearing that stood in stark contrast to those of other public officials who have been scolded for betrayals of public trust, U.S. District Judge ...
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 - 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 ...
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 [...]
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 - 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 - 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: 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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
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 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.
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 - 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.
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