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    A simple checklist could have helped a prosecutor in Peoria County’s Juvenile Court avoid a big blunder during S.M.’s trial on a charge of unlawfully possessing a firearm in violation of Section 24-3.1(a)(1) of the Criminal Code of 2012.
  • Ask Snap-D

    Jack-of-all-trade lawyers who market to everyone lose focus — no question about it. The most effective marketing is done when you direct all your marketing efforts toward a target group.
  • Jeff’s Sidebar

    Today, we have a story submitted by Susan F. Zwick, who retired from the Cook County Circuit Court after 22 years on the bench, 20 of them in the Law Division. 
  • Better Practice

    In the 22 years since the legislature enacted the current version of Section 2-1001(a)(2), the Supreme Court has never signaled approval for the test-the-waters doctrine.
  • Lawyers' Forum

    Executive compensation is now more closely tied to performance than ever before, and goes well beyond simply a salary and bonus often including such components as equity compensation and deferred equity compensation, wherein the executive obtains an ownership interest in the company.
  • Lawyers' Forum

    If you Google “Chicago” and “Detroit” together, you will find dozens of dire predictions about Chicago as “the next Detroit.” 
  • This Day in Legal History

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  • Time-out

    On April 30, the Ohio Supreme Court held that Cleveland’s specific method of imposing a “jock tax” violated due process. It also held that there was no violation of the U.S. Constitution’s equal protection clause in taxing visiting professional athletes but not taxing other visiting professionals.
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  • SAN FRANCISCO — The Chicago Bears released defensive end Ray McDonald following a domestic violence arrest in Northern California that police say stemmed from an assault on a woman who was holding a baby.
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  • Changing Tunes

    This is the age of the Avengers. And all of us, boys and girls, are just living in it. Yes, even before “Age of Ultron” opened in China on May 12 — where, if there’s any justice, it will pass “Transformers: Age of Extinction” as the all-time box office leader there — it was just shy of the $1 billion mark.
  • ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A University of New Mexico School of Law student journal has published a special issue analyzing legal issues related to the story line of AMC’s “Breaking Bad” — and what might have happened if the real-life legal system was imposed on the fictional characters.
  • The Final Draught

    How fast is Chicago’s beer scene growing these days? Well, just since the new year, we’ve seen four new breweries open their doors: Alarmist Brewing, Breakroom Brewery and Motor Row Brewing, with Blue Island Beer Co. opening up just south of the city limits.
  • On the Job

    Many attorneys come to me after they’ve landed their dream job, after the honeymoon ends. They now feel dissatisfied and unfulfilled.
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