Daily Legal News Archive

Monday, September 25, 2017

Candidates scramble in unexpected open attorney general race

The race to become Illinois' next chief legal officer is off to a furious start after Attorney General Lisa Madigan's sudden announcement that she wouldn't seek a fifth term.
From: U.S. News & World Report

IL Supreme Court: Lawyers can be sued for 'reverse redlining,' but A/G overstretched discrimination case

Professionals, including lawyers, who don’t make home loans could yet be eligible under the law to get nailed with state legal actions alleging housing discrimination, the Illinois Supreme Court said.
From: Cook County Record

Man sentenced to life in prison as teen could be freed soon

A man sentenced to life in prison for a high-profile double-murder he committed as a teenager could be freed under an agreement with Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Fox. The agreement is part of an overall shift in how Cook County prosecutors are handling those sentenced to life in prison as juveniles.
From: WBEZ

Judge says sheriff can’t release more videos of murder suspect’s jailhouse visits

The judge presiding over the murder trial of David Fields has barred the county sheriff from releasing any information about his jail stay to the media. Fields, 21, is the former roommate of St. Clair County Judge Ron Duebbert.
From: Belleville News-Democrat

Nursing homes win right under Medicaid Act to suit IL over $12 million owed in unpaid reimbursements

A federal appeals court has handed a group of Illinois nursing home operators a win in their fight to demand Medicaid payments from the state, upholding a Chicago federal district judge who had also sided with the care facilities.
From: Cook County Record

New law gives Illinois advanced practice registered nurses more autonomy to help patients

Certain nurses in Illinois soon will be able to have more flexibility to independently help patients, something proponents say will make health care more accessible and affordable where it’s needed most.
From: WJBC

Governor running out of time on location tracking regulation

Time is running out on Governor Bruce Rauner to act on a bill that would change the way websites track a user's location and how they store that data.
From: WUIS Radio