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Summary: After 25 years with Winston & Strawn, James R. Thompson will retire from his position as senior chairman. According to Chicago Business, James R. Thompson, the former governor of Illinois, announced yesterday that he will be retiring from his position…>read moreNo Comment February 25, 2015
Summary: A new law has been passed in Illinois against revenge porn and some advocated for victims call it the strongest so far in the country. On Monday, Illinois passed what could be the strongest anti-revenge-porn legislation in the country,…>read moreNo Comment January 7, 2015
Illinois took a big step last month by joining the growing number of states that make it illegal for an employer to require candidates fill out mentions of criminal convictions on their job applications. The HB5701 bill named the Job…>read moreNo Comment August 4, 2014
The Illinois Human Rights Commission granted a significant victory to the Freedom to Work group, and to advocates for LGBT rights in Illinois and beyond: they overturned a previous decision the Illinois Department of Human Rights had made that Freedom…>read moreNo Comment July 23, 2014
A criminal fraud case is being developed by federal prosecutors to determine if General Motors issued misleading statements about a deadly ignition switch flaw, according to Reuters. The prosecutors are also examining activity by the company that dates back one…>read moreNo Comment July 14, 2014
Michael Ian Bender is a former judge in the Circuit Court of Cook County in Illinois. He has announced that he will reopen his practice in downtown Chicago. It is called The Law Office of Michael Ian Bender. The firm…>read moreNo Comment June 4, 2014
A unanimous Illinois Supreme Court, while reversing the conviction of a person charged with secretly recording the conversation of a Cook County court reporter, held that the Illinois Eavesdropping Act was unconstitutional. The concerned statute requires a person to obtain…>read moreNo Comment March 22, 2014
The Illinois Supreme Court struck down a 2011 state law that imposed a sales tax on online retailers, this week. This might lead to local brick-and-mortar shops being at a disadvantage against online retailers, but the reasoning of the court…>read moreNo Comment October 19, 2013
On Friday, the Illinois Supreme Court published its opinion in the matter of Illinois v Aguilar striking down the gun law in the state that prohibits carrying firearms. The High Court opined that the law was against the Second Amendment…>read moreNo Comment September 16, 2013
On Sunday, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a gun-control measure that broadened the scope of background checks and added a number of new measures for gun owners and would-be gun purchasers. Besides background checks for all persons seeking to buy…>read more1 Comment August 19, 2013
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