1917 ABA Journal Illinois articles.
A retired judge in Cook County, Illinois, has asked the Illinois Supreme Court to remove her from the attorney rolls after an ethics complaint accused her of stealing more than $246,000 from a Tuskegee Airman who had been married to her aunt.
Jun 30, 2023 8:41 AM CDT
Updated: A Chicago lawyer who attacked a judge’s rulings and her opponent’s opening statement in a complaint seeking 27 separate declaratory judgments—including a declaratory judgment that the issues weren’t frivolous—has been referred to a federal court’s executive committee for potential discipline.
Jun 28, 2023 2:21 PM CDT
A judge in Cook County, Illinois, has agreed to step down from a case after a lawyer alleged he made statements that are “violent, discriminatory, racist and antagonistic” during an in-chambers discussion.
Jun 23, 2023 8:30 AM CDT
A former top partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has left the lucrative practice of law to become a judge in Cook County, Illinois, making a little more than $215,000 per year.
Jun 20, 2023 2:38 PM CDT
Democrat Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed legislation that uses grant money to encourage public libraries to refrain from banning books because of “partisan or doctrinal disapproval.”
Jun 15, 2023 10:47 AM CDT
A federal judge in Illinois who has a knack for criticizing lawyers with biting prose has turned his attention to a lawyer who battles food companies
over their labeling.
May 31, 2023 3:21 PM CDT
The eight-week class is designed to give incarcerated youths an opportunity to consider their rights while exposing the law students to the younger students’ worldview through in-class discussions on topics that include freedom of speech, due process and reproductive freedom, along with weekly mentoring sessions.
May 31, 2023 8:12 AM CDT
At least 1,997 children were sexually abused by 451 Catholic clerics and religious brothers in Illinois between 1950 and 2019, according to a report released Tuesday by Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul.
May 24, 2023 12:11 PM CDT
Chicago has rebuffed requests by the Satanic Temple to deliver city council invocations for more than three years, violating the First Amendment in two ways, according to a lawsuit filed earlier this month.
May 23, 2023 8:40 AM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected an emergency request to block bans on sales of assault-style weapons and large-capacity magazines while legal challenges continue in lower courts.
May 17, 2023 2:00 PM CDT
Plaintiffs can’t go looking for “greener judicial pasture” by dropping 213 of 218 defendants from a lawsuit and then filing a new suit against the same 213 defendants, according to a federal judge in Chicago.
May 3, 2023 3:14 PM CDT
Justice is slow in Chicago
Most murder cases in the county that includes Chicago take four years or longer to resolve, according to a series of investigative stories by the…
Apr 14, 2023 2:21 PM CDT
A federal judge in Colorado has ordered a professor at the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law to pay attorney fees as a sanction for a federal action that is “the definition of vexatious and wasteful.”
Apr 11, 2023 8:43 AM CDT
An Illinois lawyer who created phony documents to lower his capital contribution to his law firm should be suspended for five months, an Illinois review board has found.
Apr 4, 2023 3:15 PM CDT
As rises in Chicago carjackings continue to increase fear among many residents, Cliff Nellis, an attorney and pastor who founded the Lawndale Christian Legal Center, says his nonprofit group represents a fair amount of young people charged with the crime.
Mar 27, 2023 8:44 AM CDT
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