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Illinois Department of Central Management Services Seeks Assistant Labor Counsel

Posted on June 27, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

The Illinois Department of Central Management Services is seeking an assistant labor counsel in Chicago.

Responsibilities of the position include performing technical  and  legal  work  in  the  areas  of  labor  agreements  and  arbitration;  representing  the  state  in arbitration  hearings  and  before  the Illinois  Labor  Relations  Board;  reviewing  resolutions and  disciplinary  actions; recommending administrative action on labor relations issues; and carrying out public speaking assignments at off-site locations.

Alliance of Illinois Judges Installation of Officers Ceremony

Posted on June 27, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

ISBA Second Vice President Anna Krolikowksa was among those who attended the Alliance of Illinois Judges’ Installation of Officers and Annual Meeting on June 26 in Chicago. She is pictured with Alliance of Illinois Judges President Hon. Mary Cay Marubio.

Hubacher Ames & Taylor, PLLC Launches With the Addition of J. Kirk Taylor as a New Member

Posted on June 27, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Art Hubacher and Matthew Ames are pleased to announce the formation of Hubacher Ames & Taylor, PLLC with the addition of J. Kirk Taylor as a name member of the firm.  

With the addition of Taylor, the firm will also add a Chicago office to the firm's base in Fairfax, Virginia.

Mauro Glorioso Named Executive Director/General Counsel of the Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board

Posted on June 26, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Governor J.B. Pritzker’s administration has appointed attorney Mauro Glorioso to be the executive director and general counsel of the Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board (PTAB).

Glorioso has served the PTAB in a number of capacities, most recently as chairman of the board. Prior to that, he was a member of the statewide five-member board. Board members are appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate. 

Prior to becoming a board member, Glorioso served as an administrative law judge at the agency. Glorioso is a past president of the Justinian Society of Lawyers and has been active in the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA). He served three terms on the ISBA Board of Governors.

Romanucci Installed as President of Illinois Trial Lawyers Association

Posted on June 10, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Attorney Antonio M. Romanucci was installed as the president of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association on June 7. ISBA President Elect David Sosin attended the event.

Illinois Supreme Court Amends Rule Regarding Matters Assignable to Associate Judges

Posted on June 6, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

The Illinois Supreme Court today amended Rule 295, which pertains to matters assignable to associate judges.

The amended Rule, which goes into effect July 1, provides:

“The chief judge of each circuit or any circuit judge designated by him or her may assign an associate judge to hear and determine any matters deemed suitable by the chief judge or designated circuit judge, including the trial of criminal cases in which the defendant is charged with an offense punishable by imprisonment for more than one year.”

Todd McLawhorn 1967-2019

Posted on June 4, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Todd Lawrence McLawhorn, 51, of Western Springs, died May 28, 2019.

Loving husband of Beth Ann McLawhorn, caring and devoted father of four sons, Pierce Manning, Will Hermann, Harry Lawrence, and Charlie Boeck McLawhorn.

Todd was born on Aug. 21, 1967. A native North Carolinian, he lived many years in a house on a tobacco farm in Winterville, North Carolina. The home was built in 1875 by his great grandfather, Alfred McLawhorn, after returning from the Civil War. Todd worked his way through school and received his law degree, with honors, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was a member of the Law Review and the Holderness Moot Court Bench. Prior to attending law school, Todd graduated from East Carolina University, magna cum laude, in three years with a bachelor’s degree.

Steven P. Macaluso 1976-2019

Posted on June 4, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Steven P. Macaluso, 42, of Naperville, died Saturday, May 25, 2019, at Seasons Hospice Home in Naperville after a two year battle with Angiosarcoma.

He was born Aug. 29, 1976.

Beloved husband of Dr. Alexis Dunne, whom he married April 30, 2005, loving father of Charlie, Danny, and Phoebe Macaluso, devoted son of Paul and Karen (nee Brown) Macaluso of Village of Lakewood, dear brother of Suzi (Joe) Hughes of Elmhurst, son-in-law of Pat and Chip Dunne of Naperville, brother-in-law of Megan (Kevin) Ginley of Naperville, fond uncle, colleague, and friend of many.

Ralph Renn 1956-2019

Posted on May 30, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Ralph Renn, 62, a lifelong resident of Naperville, died May 25, 2019.

He was born on Aug. 4, 1956, in Chicago.

Ralph is survived by his devoted children, Amanda Renn, Eric (Jessica) Renn and Alexander Renn; his loving fiancé, Sue Harla and her children, Jessica Forest, Daniel Harla and Natalie Harla; his dear mother, Dorothy A. Renn; his brothers, James (Laurie) Renn and Carl (Kathy) Renn; as well as his nieces and nephews, Ryan (Caroline) Renn, Karlie (Ryan) Krehbiel, Jaclyn (Jeremy) Juhl, Aaron Renn and Emily Renn, their families, as well as numerous cousins and great friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Renn.

Illinois Supreme Court Amends Rules 767 and 773

Posted on May 23, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

The Illinois Supreme Court on May 23 announced amendments to Rules 767 and 773, which are effective July 1.

Amendments to both rules pertain to costs associated with attorney reinstatement following disbarment or suspension.