Illinois

Business of Law

New crowdfunding site helps individuals raise money for legal fees

Criminal Justice

Shoes said to contain killer’s blood weren’t for sale in US at time of murder, suit claims

Court Security

Jailhouse attack by handcuffed client sends public defender to hospital

Trials & Litigation

Federal judge says acquitted attorney can sue Above the Law for defamation, but not Gawker

Criminal Justice

Man faces felony theft charge for taking his own car from police impound lot

Judiciary

Saggy-pants-jailing judge is reassigned; voters retained her despite ‘no’ recommendations

Legal Ethics

Suspension recommended for lawyer who blogged about probate corruption and lawyer ‘feeding frenzy’

Tort Law

Fired reporter can’t sue over bikini footage shot by rival station, appeals court rules

Government Law

County clerk fined $500 for using government Wi-Fi during his re-election campaign

Government Law

Can Chicago deputize law firm to do city’s job? No, say companies sued in painkiller-marketing case

Banking Law

Fannie Mae pursues borrowers for foreclosure losses in ‘robo-signer redux’

Constitutional Law

Woman ticketed for going topless at Chicago event files civil rights suit against city

Legislation & Lobbying

Big Apple may join Chicago in banning bicyclists from texting

Government Law

Would-be condo developer sues residents who spoke out against project at city meeting

Features

From Playgrounds to Battlegrounds: Chicago teens tell how guns affected them and their neighborhoods

Labor & Employment

Ex-cop accused of torturing defendants will keep $4,000 monthly pension, state supreme court rules

Court Security

Judge attacked in courtroom by defendant in aggravated battery case, sheriff’s officials say

Educaton Law

New defamation suit by Northwestern prof is 4th case filed over student’s claim of sexual assault

White-Collar Crime

Former ‘People’s Attorney’ radio host is convicted in $10M mortgage-fraud case

Evidence

Police say man arrested in one slaying led them to 6 other bodies; he is now charged with murder