Illinois

Government Law

County clerk fined $500 for using government Wi-Fi during his re-election campaign

Government Law

Can Chicago deputize law firm to do city’s job? No, say companies sued in painkiller-marketing case

Banking Law

Fannie Mae pursues borrowers for foreclosure losses in ‘robo-signer redux’

Constitutional Law

Woman ticketed for going topless at Chicago event files civil rights suit against city

Legislation & Lobbying

Big Apple may join Chicago in banning bicyclists from texting

Government Law

Would-be condo developer sues residents who spoke out against project at city meeting

Features

From Playgrounds to Battlegrounds: Chicago teens tell how guns affected them and their neighborhoods

Labor & Employment

Ex-cop accused of torturing defendants will keep $4,000 monthly pension, state supreme court rules

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