The John Howard Asociation on Monday announced its opposition to legislation that would boost sentences for illegal gun possession.
From: Chicago Sun-Times
The Springfield Catholic Diocese plans to start a volunteer legal services program to help the poor in civil matters with $1.5 million in seed money it gained from the sale of donated stock.
From: Springfield State Journal-Register
The question members of the Peoria County Board were asking Monday was clear: Are taxpayers getting the best possible value out of a $1.5 million contract for public defender services?
From: Peoria Journal Star
The legislation, currently in committee, would make providing fraudulent immigration services or falsely claiming to be an attorney or accredited representative punishable by 10 to 15 years in federal prison. Anybody convicted also would have to reimburse clients what they paid for those fraudulent services.
From: Aurora Beacon-News
Bill Kurtis' beef company faces a lawsuit from a former CEO who alleges the veteran broadcaster and the grass-fed meat company owe him back pay.
From: Chicago Business (free registration required)
A 20-year-old Harvard man apparently picked a bad place to start a fight — the McHenry County courthouse.
From: Daily Herald