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File Your Nominating Petitions for ISBA Election by Tomorrow

Posted on January 30, 2018 by Sara Anderson

The deadline to submit nominating petitions for the ISBA election is tomorrow, Wednesday Jan. 31, at 4:30 p.m. at either the Illinois Bar Center, 424 South 2nd Street, in Springfield, or the ISBA Office at 20 S. Clark Street, 9th Floor, Chicago.

Members of the ISBA will elect a third vice president, six seats on the Board of Governors, and 22 seats on the Assembly in Cook County this spring.

Ryan Strohmeier Becomes Principal of Eckhart Kolak LLC

Posted on January 24, 2018 by Sara Anderson
Ryan D. Strohmeier
Ryan D. Strohmeier

Ryan D. Strohmeier became a principal at his firm, Eckhart Kolak LLC, effective on January 1. Strohmeier concentrates his legal practice in meeting the needs of business and estate planning clients.

CLE: 2018 Federal Tax Conference

Posted on January 23, 2018 by Sara Anderson

Don’t miss ISBA’s annual Federal Tax Conference in Chicago or via live webcast on February 2, 2018, which features a wealth of information and updates for tax lawyers, business law attorneys, and trusts and estates practitioners. Attorneys with basic practice experience who attend this conference will obtain a better understanding of: the tax issues to be aware of for non-profit organizations and tax exempt entities; the statutory and regulatory changes to individual tax laws; the ethical issues to consider when representing clients during an IRS inquiry; how a plan structure within an estate can impact income and estate taxation; how to spot potential tax protesters prior to accepting them as clients (and the hazards you may face if you are retained by this type of client); changes to the partnership audit regulations; corporate and partnership tax issues; and much more!

Vincent Cornelius Running for Will County Circuit Court Judge

Posted on January 22, 2018 by Sara Anderson
Past President Vincent F. Cornelius
Past President Vincent F. Cornelius

Joliet Attorney Vincent F. Cornelius will be running for circuit judge for the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court of Will County. He is running for the Democratic nomination in the March 20 primary.

James Joseph Bertucci 1943-2017

Posted on January 18, 2018 by Sara Anderson

James Joseph Bertucci, born August 26th, 1943, passed away on December 26, 2017 at age 74. He is survived by his wife of 47 years Janet, his son James, his daughter-in-law Cary, and his two grandchildren Brenden and Avery. He was brother of Joan E. (the late Joseph) Zboravan and Mary R. "Mimi" (William C. Jr.) Aiston. Uncle of Kiernan (Erin) Aiston, Sean Aiston, Caitlin (Julien) Aiston-Valloton, James Zboravan and Jennifer Bearden. Brother-in-law of Jo-Ann Holmes.

Thomas Francis O'Gara 1939-2018

Posted on January 18, 2018 by Sara Anderson

Thomas Francis O'Gara, 78, of Wilmette, Illinois, passed away January 3, 2018, with his wife and son by his side. A Chicago native and lifelong resident of the area, he was born December 22, 1939, to Viateur Francis and Mary Ellen (Collins) O'Gara. He graduated from St. Ignatius College Prep, Loyola University and Chicago-Kent College of Law, and was a practicing attorney for forty-five years.

Dwight C. Adams 1943-2017

Posted on January 18, 2018 by Sara Anderson
Dwight C. Adams

Dwight C. Adams passed away surrounded by family on December 13, 2017 after a battle with cancer. Beloved husband of Diane, father of four children: Elisa Adams, David Adams (Allison), Jennifer Kennedy (Christopher), and Amy Ellingson (Eric, and grandfather of ten: Max, Delaney, Dylann, Brandon, Zachary, Sean, Teagan, Noa, Emma, and Talia.

James J. McClure 1920-2018

Posted on January 18, 2018 by Sara Anderson

James J. McClure Jr., age 97, of Evanston, formerly of Oak Park, veteran U.S. Navy, WW II; beloved husband of the late Lynn, nee Phelps; loving father of John P. "Jack" McClure, Julie (Fred) Giegler and Donald S. (Ruth) McClure; cherished grandfather of Jamison (Cody) Cornett and Corey (Danae) McClure, Andrew (Katie) and Laura Giegler, and Christine and Margaret McClure; great-grandfather of Evan Giegler; dear brother of the late John Baker McClure.

Illinois Supreme Court Responds to E-Filing Extension Requests from DeKalb, DuPage, Madison, and McHenry Counties

Posted on January 17, 2018 by Sara Anderson

The Supreme Court of Illinois has issued four orders in response to mandatory e-filing extension requests from DeKalb, DuPage, Madison, and McHenry counties. DuPage County was granted an additional year to transition to the state's new electronic filing system.