Daily Legal News Archive

Monday, August 21, 2017

Prosecutors: Chicago slaying by Northwestern professor, Oxford staffer was part of sexual fantasy

The fatal stabbing of a hairstylist in Chicago was part of a sexual fantasy hatched in an online chatroom between a Northwestern University professor and an Oxford University employee, whose plan included killing someone and then themselves, prosecutors told a Cook County judge Sunday at a bond hearing for the men.
From: WBEZ

Governor expected to sign bill protecting undocumented victims of and witnesses to crime

Governor Bruce Rauner is expected to sign a bill into law that offers protection to some immigrants in Illinois, and called that bill "reasonable" Friday.
From: ABC7Chicago

Election of judges leads to questions on money and recusal

Conflict of interest is a hot topic of discussion in modern politics, particularly with the rise of big money and hyper-partisanship. But it’s usually brought up in the context of the legislature and executive branches. However, the judiciary has its own complications.
From: Northern Public Radio

U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Illinois launches new fraud unit

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Illinois has launched a new unit aimed at cutting into the billions of dollars lost to health care fraud schemes.
From: Cook County Record

Opioid drugmaker settles with Illinois for $4.5 million

An Arizona drug company has agreed to pay Illinois $4.45 million to settle allegations that it deceptively marketed and sold a prescription opioid drug for uses not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
From: SaukValley.com

Men sue Illinois village, police in officer's staged suicide

Two men are suing a northern Illinois village and members of its police department, saying they were arrested falsely in connection with an officer's 2015 shooting death, which was later declared a suicide.
From: WAND

Officers revive man overdosing at Illinois county court

Authorities in northern Illinois say three correctional officers revived a man who suffered an apparent opiate overdose in a courtroom seating area.
From: QCOnline

Check out these changes in Illinois child support law

A change in the calculation of child support in Illinois could affect the amount noncustodial parents pay.
From: Belleville News-Democrat

Real Estate License Act changes signed into law by governor

Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed into law an important series of changes to the state’s Real Estate License Act.
From: Illinois Realtors Blog

Bad immigration lawyers hard to find, harder to stop

Soon after he opened his office serving immigrants fighting to stay in the United States, Raed Gonzalez became a lawyer who goes after other lawyers.
From: Southern Illinoisan