Daily Legal News Archive

Friday, July 19, 2019

A federal judge sentenced Brendt Christensen to life in prison without the possibility of release on Thursday after the jury that found him guilty of kidnapping and killing Chinese scholar Yingying Zhang was unable to decide on a sentence of death or life behind bars.

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Chicago Tribune

Attorneys for suburban residents who accuse Sterigenics of causing their cancers and other ailments Thursday assailed a proposed settlement that would allow the Willowbrook company to reopen.

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Chicago Sun-Times

A new allegation claims the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services placed a child in a home with a convicted sex offender, and he was sexually abused.

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WGN

As more states move to legalize the use of marijuana and other cannabis-related substances, state officials across the country are urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to move toward regulating the manufacturing and marketing of those products.

From: 
The Times

U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens’ maverick ways started fresh every morning.

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ABA Journal

Emily Sutton has been appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court to fill in a vacancy in the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court following Judge Paul Mangieri’s retirement.

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The McDonough County Voice

Two former employees of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum improperly disposed of some property that may have had some historical value, an executive inspector general’s report said Thursday.

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Peoria Journal Star