Daily Legal News Archive

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Advocacy group says Illinois fantasy sports bill needs work

A law enforcement advocacy group in Chicago says safeguards in proposed Illinois legislation on fantasy sports betting aren't good enough and could open the door to organized crime.
From: Bloomington Pantagraph

What's alive, what's dead as lawmakers look to change the state constitution

One proposal, to eliminate the lieutenant governor's office, is dead. For others, it's make or break time: like a plan to allow for a graduated income tax, or the House Speaker's plan to enshrine education as a funding priority.
From: WUIS Radio

Class action suit alleges Google is violating Illinoisans’ ‘biometric’ privacy

The plaintiff alleges that Google is using "face geometry" without permission in violation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, one of two such statutes in the U.S.
From: Illinois Bar Journal

Man convicted, then cleared of murder in Lake County sues police

A man who served more than 15 years in prison for murder before winning his freedom has filed a federal lawsuit against the law enforcement officials in Lake County who built the faulty case against him.
From: Chicago Tribune

Tentative settlement reached in fight over photographer Vivian Maier's estate

A tentative settlement has been reached in the long-running dispute over the work of amateur street photographer Vivian Maier, the reclusive Chicago nanny who rocketed to posthumous fame after tens of thousands of her undeveloped photographs were found in an old storage locker.
From: Chicago Tribune

Judge writes eight-page ruling in denying Johnnie Lee Savory's request for new trial

A judge has denied Johnnie Lee Savory’s request to argue he wasn’t the person who fatally stabbed two Peoria teens 40 years ago.
From: Peoria Journal Star

Kinzer appointed circuit judge in 21st Circuit

The Illinois Supreme Court has appointed the Hon. James B. Kinzer, associate judge of the 21st Circuit, to resident circuit judge of Iroquois County.
From: Illinois Lawyer Now

518 new attorneys to be sworn-in on Thursday

Justices of the Illinois Supreme Court will administer the attorney’s oath to 518 new attorneys on Thursday, May 5 at five separate locations across the state.
From: Illinois Lawyer Now