Daily Legal News Archive

Friday, January 18, 2019

Dashboard camera footage of Jason Van Dyke firing 16 shots at Laquan McDonald went a long way toward convincing a jury last fall that the 2014 shooting was an act of murder. But the same video did not convince a Cook County judge that three of Van Dyke’s fellow officers were part of a cover-up that began after the shooting.

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Chicago Sun-Times

Gov. J.B. Pritzker authorized state regulation of firearms dealers Thursday in a reversal of his predecessor’s policy and prompting a gun owners group to threaten legal action against Illinois.

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The Telegraph

Former Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke is scheduled to be sentenced Friday for the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, closing one of the most racially fraught and socially significant chapters in recent Chicago history.

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Chicago Tribune

After spending eight years and two months behind bars for the murder of a 20-year-old Danville man almost a decade ago, Lafayette Harper will soon walk free.

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The News-Gazette

A trio of appellate court judges threw out a South Peoria man’s armed robbery conviction from two years ago, saying the trial record here didn’t indicate if jurors understood the law.

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Peoria Journal Star

A partner at Neal Gerber & Eisenberg, previously at Kirkland & Ellis, is accused of overbilling clients at both firms.

From: 
Crain's Chicago Business

State Sen. John Curran has been selected to serve on the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Pretrial Practices.

From: 
Patch