05, Mar 2015 - Chicago pension reform lawsuits put on hold
Lawsuits seeking to void a law aimed at shoring up the finances of two Chicago pension funds have been put on hold pending a ruling by the Illinois Supreme Court on a law affecting state public retirement funds, participants in the litigation said on Monday. City unions and retirees had been seeking a preliminary injunction to stop the law, which took effect Jan. 1, in Cook County Circuit Court ...
05, Mar 2015 - Cook, IL Innocence Project at UIS helps free man in prison 29 years
A man who spent nearly 30 years in prison for the 1984 sexual assault and murder of a 15-year-old suburban Chicago girl has the Illinois Innocence Project at the University of Illinois Springfield to thank for his freedom today.Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez's office on Wednesday asked a judge in Chicago to vacate the life sentence given to Christopher Abernathy.Abernathy, 48, is ...
05, Mar 2015 - Cook, IL Chicago Man Freed From Prison After Sentence Vacated In Illinois Teenâ€™s 1984 Death
Charges will be dismissed against a man who spent nearly 30 years in prison for the 1984 sexual assault and murder of a 15-year-old suburban Chicago girl, Cook County prosecutors said Wednesday.
04, Mar 2015 - Judge grants delay of medical marijuana permit in Kankakee
CHICAGO â€” A Cook County judge has granted a temporary restraining order that will delay medical marijuana cultivation in one part of Illinois.Judge Kathleen Kennedy made the ruling Wednesday at a hearing in Chicago. Her action puts on a hold a permit for Cresco Labs to grow marijuana in Kankakee.The case involves a challenge from a Chicago company that lost in the competition for a marijuana ...
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 â€” 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 Stateâ€™s ...
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 - 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.
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. Â Â Â Â
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 - Chicago, IL HSBC Sued by Illinoisâ€™ Cook County Over Minority Lending
HSBC Holdings Plc (HSBA) was accused of targeting Chicago-area minority borrowers for high-cost home loans as Illinois â€™s Cook County followed other local governments trying to hold subprime lenders liable for urban blight.
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