Illinois

Criminal Justice

Freed from jail Thursday, accused airline stowaway attempter is arrested again Friday and Saturday

White-Collar Crime

Law grad gets 6 years for Ponzi scheme said to have cost investors $9.2M

Criminal Justice

Feds arrest 243 in record $712M health care billing-fraud bust

Media & Communications Law

TV reporters covering Hastert case cited for breaking federal courthouse rules

Judiciary

DUI judge is ousted by fellow jurists; did courtroom cameras contribute to his defeat?

White-Collar Crime

Former House speaker Hastert pleads not guilty to federal charges

Evidence

Perjury charges filed against 4 police officers after dramatic ‘Perry Mason’-type reveal at hearing

Criminal Justice

Pre-med student whose sexual-assault charge was dismissed faces new case over photos of the incident

Government Law

City settles 10th suit over claimed cop corruption for $30K, less than the cost of defending it

Business of Law

Honigman opens in Chicago by acquiring 14-attorney litigation firm there

Copyright Law

Northwestern settles with ex-employee, will jointly publish book about infamous Chicago murder

Criminal Justice

Chameleon owner who blew pot smoke in its mouth is acquitted of animal cruelty

White-Collar Crime

Former US House Speaker Dennis Hastert indicted, resigns from Dickstein Shapiro

Tax Law

Feds say indicted lawyer owes $780K to IRS, hid tobacco settlement money in others’ accounts

Trials and Litigation

Paralegal points way to $4.25M judgment reversal

Real Estate & Property Tax Law

Lawyer’s tree house, rented online for $195 a night, is legal but may raise property tax bill

Disability Law

7th Circuit OKs deaf teen’s suit against Girl Scouts over lack of sign-language interpreter

Constutional Law

Illinois state pension law declared unconstitutional

Criminal Justice

Judge: Woman with history of stowaway attempts will be jailed if she keeps going to airports

Criminal Justice

Serial stowaway attempter is charged with trespassing at Chicago airports