Illinois

Court Security

Judge attacked in courtroom by defendant in aggravated battery case, sheriff’s officials say

Educaton Law

New defamation suit by Northwestern prof is 4th case filed over student’s claim of sexual assault

White-Collar Crime

Former ‘People’s Attorney’ radio host is convicted in $10M mortgage-fraud case

Evidence

Police say man arrested in one slaying led them to 6 other bodies; he is now charged with murder

Tort Law

Bank sues attorney and others over $570K wired to Japan in alleged Internet fraud by ‘client’

Business of Law

Two litigators leap from Covington to Kirkland

White-Collar Crime

Ex-partner of law firm indicted, accused of aiding unlawful use of energy tax credits by clients

White-Collar Crime

Former ‘People’s Attorney’ radio host is tried in $10M mortgage-fraud case over real estate closings

Criminal Justice

Woman gets 7 years for filing fake $100B liens against 4 judges, US attorney and others

Government Law

Chicago generated 77,000 additional red-light tickets by shortening yellow-light times, report says

Trials & Litigation

Traffic court defendant didn’t deserve jail for cursing in courthouse hallway, says appellate court

Criminal Justice

Woman accused of plotting to kill town’s president and its attorney

Criminal Justice

Lawyer and interpreter are accused of embellishing asylum claims

Criminal Justice

Federal judge says she thinks convicted drug dealer killed police officer, gives defendant 35 years

Legislation & Lobbying

State law may ban Nik Wallenda’s plan to walk Windy City tightrope

Trials & Litigation

Imprisoned for plotting to kill federal judge, law grad wants to play the violin in supermax

Criminal Justice

Detective’s new look at 2006 case leads to murder charge against former prosecutor

Privacy Law

Will Illinois become the sixth state to allow granny cams in nursing homes?

Evidence

Off-site video that saved woman from felony charge is now supporting a $150K civil rights settlement

Legal Ethics

Lawyer who billed corporate client for his sanctions is reprimanded