Daily Legal News Archive

Monday, August 29, 2016

Chicago police have shot 262 people in 6 years; about 80% were black men, newspaper reports

The Chicago Tribune found that there has been a police shooting, on average, once every five days since 2010.
From: ABA Journal

New law makes insurance companies find, pay beneficiaries

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation requiring insurance companies to locate beneficiaries of unclaimed life insurance policies and pay them money they're owed.
From: QCOnline

Record child support ruling settled out of court

A record-setting $2.3 million child support ruling involving a former resident and business in Herscher has been settled out of court.
From: Kankakee Daily Journal

New Illinois law gives non-violent felons a second chance

The governor put pen to paper on a law allowing some non-violent, former felons to get a second chance at careers that require state licensure.
From: Illinois News Network

Galbos still dealing with daughter's death from sepsis

In response to the case the General Assembly passed legislation requiring hospitals to use evidence-based protocols for the early recognition and treatment of patients with sepsis. The bill, called “Gabby’s Law,” was signed into law Aug. 18.
From: Decatur Herald & Review

Judge rules on Internet infrastructure

Circuit Court Judge James Eder ruled earlier this month that the southern Illinois city of Altamont was breaking state law when it tried to impose a $1,500 fee on Metro Communications for laying Internet wire under the city’s public rights-of-way.
From: Alton Daily News

Judge appoints Sandwich attorney to represent Kendall County Coroner in FOIA lawsuit

Judge Timothy McCann appointed Sandwich attorney James Groat on Thursday as the special state's attorney to represent Kendall County Coroner Ken Toftoy in a Freedom of Information lawsuit filed by WSPY Radio.
From: WSPY

Former ASA Dave Barber new Knox County public defender

Dave Barber finished off his first week as the county's newest assistant public defender Friday.
From: Galesburg Register-Mail