Daily Legal News Archive

Monday, July 28, 2014

More Illinois counties could join camera program

Half a dozen counties in a central Illinois judicial district could soon join a 2-year-old pilot program that allows cameras in select state courtroom.
From: Peoria Journal-Star

E-discovery rule changes allow format choice, prevent abuse

Among other things, recent amendments to Illinois Supreme Court Rules 201 and 214 empower courts to tailor e-discovery requests if the burden outweighs the benefit.
From: Illinois Bar Journal

Illinois man says his commitment to legal studies in prison helped win his freedom

An Illinois man acquitted in a retrial on Tuesday after spending 20 years in prison says his devotion to legal studies in prison helped win his release.
From: ABA Journal

City Hall watchdog launches sweeping probe into red light camera program

City Hall’s top watchdog announced Friday he has launched a sweeping probe of the city's besieged red light camera program in response to a Tribune investigation that found suspicious ticket spikes at dozens of intersections throughout the city.
From: Chicago Tribune

Riverdale man tried to kill witness to fatal shooting, prosecutors say

A Riverdale man was ordered held on no bail Sunday after prosecutors said he tried to kill a witness to a fatal shooting in which the same man is a suspect.
From: Chicago Tribune

Suit claims surgeon was called 'butcher' by chiropractor

An orthopedic surgeon has filed a defamation lawsuit in DuPage County, alleging a chiropractor called him a “butcher” and said the surgeon planned an unnecessary medical procedure on a high school athlete because he needed money for a divorce.
From: Chicago Tribune

O'Hare worker charged with stealing from military footlockers

A Cook County judge expressed disbelief this afternoon that a 41-year-old Sauk Village man charged with stealing items that belonged to active-duty military members from O’Hare International Airport had managed to get hired at the secure facility despite a 1991 murder conviction.
From: Chicago Tribune

Lawsuit claims neighbor's cat odors hurt property values

A Chicago couple filed a lawsuit alleging that 20 cats in their downstairs neighbor's one-bedroom unit in Lakeview and the corresponding odors are reducing property values and violating condo association rules.
From: Chicago Tribune

Rauner, the anti-tax candidate, finds a tax he likes: on services

In a topsy-turvy move, Bruce Rauner's proposal to tax printing, computer programming and attorneys' fees puts the Republican nominee for governor at odds with not only Gov. Pat Quinn but also some of Mr. Rauner's tax-weary business supporters.
From: Chicago Business (subscription required)

Judge says O'Fallon bank robber reminds him of 'Breaking Bad' character

He robbed seven banks across the United States, but his luck ran out when he robbed the Bank of O'Fallon on Oct. 15.
From: Belleville News-Democrat