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City loses battle over gun-range hours, zoning
A federal judge has issued a split decision in a long-running battle over the location of the line between a person’s right to bear arms and Chicago’s obligation to protect its citizens.
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Laughing it up with the NWSBA
CGLA hosts annual benefit
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Stevens attends namesake awards
NIU hands out alumni awards
Juvenile transfer bill to be refiled in House
SPRINGFIELD — On the heels of a failed legislative effort to eliminate the automatic transfer of juveniles to adult court, one group is trying to reignite discussions on the subject.
Siegel, 88, remembered as the ‘dean of municipal law’
Jack M. Siegel, a municipal lawyer who handled legal matters for several cities and towns, died of cancer in hospice last week. He was 88.
Pension funding: A crisis since 1917
SPRINGFIELD — Severe underfunding of state and municipal pension funds means that Illinois’ retirement systems are “moving toward crisis,” a group formed to analyze the issue says. The catch? The Illinois Pension Laws Committee stated it almost a century ago — in 1917.
McDermott invests in family-office practice
As wealth continues to concentrate in fewer places, McDermott, Will & Emery LLP is expanding a practice that helps the world’s richest families invest their money in ways that only they can.
Law Firm Leaders
Guiding the local hub of a global firm
In 1949, Russell Baker and John McKenzie started a four-lawyer firm in Chicago. Six decades later, the firm bearing those two names has 4,215 lawyers across 76 offices in 47 countries. “It was built on one man’s international vision,” said Michael S. Smith, referring to Baker.
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Nicolaides, Fink, Thorpe, Michaelides, Sullivan LLP has added Wen-Shin Cheng as a partner.
Pathologist’s murder case work called into question
Colorado high court considers pot firing case
No-limit fundraising rules cause North Carolina judges to worry
Fleeing children find legal assist not always there
Ineffective assistance of counsel — trial strategy
Debt collection — exemption for licensed attorneys
Civil procedure — one-refiling rule, identical facts
Witness testimony — video conference call, evidence
An eastern Pennsylvania school district has agreed to pay $385,000 in attorney fees in the lawsuit over its efforts to bar students from wearing bracelets to promote breast cancer awareness. The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania told The (Easton) Express-Times that the settlement reached over the fees will require the Easton Area School District to pay the amount in three installments over the next year. The suit was filed in 2010 after two middle school girls were suspended after refusing a principal’s order to take off the “I (heart) Boobies!” bracelets.
—From The Associated Press
AP Breaking News
Defendant’s legal moves trip him up
In a fight over a commission split from the sale of two life insurance policies, Bernard Turnoy reportedly sent a check for $149,059 to David Shiner with a notation that “endorsement constitutes full & absolute release/hold-harmless by Shiner.”
Excess insurer owes no duty until primary coverage is exhausted
Today’s 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals case addresses the duties of an excess insurer in the wake of a multimillion-dollar verdict against law enforcement officials.
Foreign parent companies bound by forum selection
Two Spanish companies were subject to an Illinois court’s jurisdiction where their U.S.-based subsidiaries signed contracts that contained an Illinois forum-selection clause.
Draft with care: How to handle pre-payment premium provisions
Financing arrangements are often negotiated with the inclusion of pre-payment premiums. These provisions require the debtor to pay the lender an agreed upon amount if the underlying debt is paid prior to the originally scheduled maturity date.
Another employer finds tough sledding at NLRB
The dissenting opinion in a National Labor Relations Board decision last month states that the majority relied on “scant evidence” in overturning a board administrative law judge.
Drug testing retaliatory discharge claim fails on issues of causation
Continental Tire Americas LLC builds tires in downstate Mount Vernon. The Mount Vernon plant has a health-services department that provides medical treatment to sick or injured employees.
This Day in Legal History
See if you know what happened on This Day in Legal History with Karen Conti.
As camps open, NBA still must deal with race issue
ATLANTA — While the NFL was rightfully being hammered over turning a blind eye to domestic violence, the NBA got a bit of a pass on its latest brouhaha. No longer.
How to lose weight without ruining your diet
High fiber foods take longer to digest and hold more water, which is why they fill you up and aid weight loss.
NFL security not built to watch players
NEW YORK — The National Football League’s internal security apparatus would be the envy of many American police departments. Yet for all that muscle, the league has insisted for weeks that it was unable to obtain security camera footage showing Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee in an elevator at a New Jersey casino.
Marketing is a journey, but a rewarding one
Over the past few years, I’ve gained a lot of visibility from my marketing efforts. Other attorneys often ask me about my marketing, so I decided to share some of my thoughts on the topic.
Out of the OffIce
A fresh new Bucktown brunch option
Starting a Saturday or Sunday morning with a relaxing brunch is one of my favorite weekend activities. While there are a number of places I go regularly, I always like to try a new spot.
Dig in: This pulled pork takes time, but not much effort
This three-ingredient, six-hour dish from Amy Aebersold features pork — and root beer.
The Final Draught
Grab a beer: It’s time for a history lesson
It’s probably the most frequently asked question asked about Oktoberfest: “Why is it called Oktoberfest if it’s in September?” As Oktoberfest beers hit the shelves and Oktoberfest parties are held at breweries and pubs across the city, it’s an excellent jumping-off point for exploring both the festival and the brew that bears its name.
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