Daily Legal News Archive

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

The Illinois Supreme Court on September 17 amended Rules 610, 613, 901, and 1101. All changes are effective immediately.

Illinois Lawyer Now

A federal judge in Chicago has ruled that a mitigation specialist who worked on the defense team for accused Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed can’t sue a co-counsel accused of outing him as a gay man to the client.

ABA Journal

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago has paid $80 million to 160 victims of sexual abuse by clergy represented by a single law firm since 2001, the lawyer who heads the Minnesota-based firm told reporters Tuesday.

The Pantagraph

As a homeowner, you can put a 12-foot-tall fence around your property and top it with coils of razor-sharp concertina wire. The law will make no trouble for you, provided there aren’t zoning regulations regarding fence height.

Chicago Sun-Times

The attorney for City Councilman Zach Oyler wants the results of his client’s polygraph used at his domestic violence trial.

Peoria Journal Star

Mayor Lori Lightfoot is expected to introduce an ordinance Wednesday that would regulate where recreational marijuana can and cannot be sold in Chicago when it becomes legal in Illinois in 2020.