Daily Legal News Archive

Friday, December 3, 2021

It's a potential historic ruling that resulted from a simple traffic stop. Local attorney James Mertes knows it has the chance to be overturned, but he plans to keep on fighting the idea that the smell of marijuana isn’t reason enough to conduct an unwarranted search of a car in Illinois alone.


A lawsuit filed in Winnebago County court on behalf of Black Lives Matter protesters who were jailed for three days without bond hearings is set to be heard next week before the United States Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Rockford Register Star

A 2019 law championed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker would merge about 650 local police and firefighter pensions, but a lawsuit alleges that the consolidation violates the state constitution.

Crain's Chicago Business

Illinois Supreme Court Justice Mary Jane Theis announced the addition of new members to her Judicial Screening Committee. 

The Bar News

Drew Peterson's motion to overturn his Kathleen Savio murder conviction is set for a hearing before Will County Judge Ed Burmila on Jan. 7.

Patch (Woodridge)

“Windy City Rehab” stars Alison Victoria Gramenos and Donovan Eckhardt have reached a settlement with a Lincoln Square couple who sued over the renovation of their home on the popular HGTV show, their attorneys said.

The Southern Illinoisan