Daily Legal News Archive

Friday, January 19, 2018

A government panel is proposing to lower the drunken-driving threshold to reduce traffic deaths, but local law enforcement officials say they will wait for more information before determining how the change would affect them.

From: 
The Pantagraph

Former Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez has repeatedly denied that her decision to charge Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke with murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald was motivated by a looming election — an allegation most recently leveled in court last month by Van Dyke’s lawyer.

From: 
Chicago Sun-Times

A lawsuit against Illinois’ Department of Healthcare and Family Services claims the state illegally withholds medically necessary services from children with severe mental health disorders.

From: 
Northern Public Radio

A man who is awaiting trial for murder and is alleged to be affiliated with a “notoriously violent” gang has been released from the St. Joseph County Jail.

From: 
WNDU

A provision of the new federal tax law could lead to state penalties if you try to use it here. The federal proposal allows people to use money from “529” college savings accounts for K-through-12 private school expenses.

From: 
WMAY Radio

A Carbondale woman who pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in November for her involvement in the death of Robin Stief will have to wait a bit longer to find out her sentence.

From: 
The Southern Illinoisan

The Waverly man accused of murdering his wife and unborn child back in September is still unfit to stand trial.

From: 
WLDS & WEAI Radio

A Spring Valley woman has filed a pending lawsuit against a bus driver, a bus company, and the bus’s manufacturers following the 2015 death of her husband who fell through the door of a school bus.

From: 
News Tribune