Illinois

Criminal Justice

Fewer than 1% of arrestees in Chicago see a lawyer while in police custody

Criminal Justice

Ex-cop Drew Peterson on trial on charges he tried to put a hit on prosecutor in his murder case

Law Firms

Hinshaw announces management shake-up, new ‘category killer’ focus

Work/Life Balance

Winston & Strawn expands parental leave, eliminates ‘primary’ caregiver distinction

Criminal Justice

Suburban Chicago mom gets 4 years for killing disabled daughter

White-Collar Crime

Lawyer known for his costumed ‘Excuseman’ character is indicted in $1.1M client theft

Civil Rights

ACLU will seek to intervene in lawsuit over transgender student access to high school locker room

White-Collar Crime

Immigration lawyer convicted of helping clients concoct tales of persecution

Evidence

‘Testilying’ by police on stand is rarely punished, Chicago Tribune reports

Privacy Law

Judge OKs suit accusing Facebook of violating Illinois privacy law with its photo-tag technology

Education Law

School’s pact with feds over transgender locker room access sparks new lawsuit

Trials and Litigation

Taxi drivers may have disparate-treatment claim against Chicago, says federal judge

Work/Life Balance

Kirkland & Ellis to offer ‘emotional fitness’ training at all law firm offices

Consumer Law

Suit says Starbucks puts too much ice in cups; rep calls it ‘essential component’ of iced drink

Trials & Litigation

Investigator sued along with Northwestern University by exonerated ex-inmate files $20M countersuit

White-Collar Crime

Disbarred Illinois lawyer gets 57 months in mortgage-rescue fraud case

Criminal Justice

Learning to play chess teaches jail inmates life strategies

White-Collar Crime

Federal judge calls Dennis Hastert a ‘serial child molester,’ gives him 15 months in banking case

Contracts

Alleged sex abuse victim of Dennis Hastert sues to enforce claimed $3.5M compensation contract

Criminal Justice

Convicted in 2012 of 1957 child-murder, man is freed from life prison term in Friday ruling