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Illinois

Business of Law

Legal incubator dubbed ‘Project Lemonade’ gets $400K grant from MacArthur Foundation

Business of Law

Fast-growing Shook Hardy to open new office by acquiring 25-attorney Chicago firm

Government Law

Felony Franks reopens in Chicago suburb after sign dispute leads to closing of city operation

Trials & Litigation

Midwest law firm wins record $62M settlement from Lockheed in suit over 401(k) fees

Trials & Litigation

Prosecutor tackles murder suspect as he sprints out of bond court; sheriff’s deputies pile on

Real Estate & Property Law

Federal judge nixes TRO on new Chicago Cubs signs sought by rooftop seating companies

Trials & Litigation

Ex-inmate sues Northwestern University and journalism prof, says they coerced a false confession

Government Law

Speed camera repeatedly tickets teacher’s parked car

White-Collar Crime

Former attorney and radio host gets nearly 6 years in $2.3M client-theft case

Criminal Justice

Convicted killer Drew Peterson charged with trying put a hit on state’s attorney

Criminal Justice

Tight security at drug dealers’ sentencing extends to lawyers, whose names remain a secret

Law Firms

Nixon Peabody to acquire Ungaretti on Feb. 1, making Chicago its 2nd-largest office

Evidence

Drug-making video leads to home seizure

White-Collar Crime

Feds expand case against defense lawyer charged with perjury, indict another attorney

Aviation & Space Law

Record fine of up to $1.6M imposed on Southwest over planes sitting for hours on tarmac

Trusts & Estates

Judge OKs use of funds from slain mom’s estate to pay lawyer in daughter’s Bali murder trial

Court Security

3 charged, held on $1M bond, in attack on murder-hearing attendee as he exited courthouse

Court Security

Pretrial hearing in teen’s murder case sparks altercation for second time this month

Trials & Litigation

Federal judge sanctions prosecutor’s office for bad faith in police misconduct case

Criminal Justice

Ex-employee gets 4 years in $163K law firm theft