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  • Trial Notebook

    A federal jury awarded $200,000 to Cathleen Schandelmeier-Bartels for emotional pain and suffering in her “reverse race discrimination” case against her former employer, the Chicago Park District. But the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled for her on liability, slashed the judgment to $30,000.
  • Opening Statement

    Being in the audience of the Chicago premiere of “Louis & Keely ‘Live’ at the Sahara,” at the Royal George Theatre felt much like being on the Strip in Las Vegas.
  • Letter to the Editor

    Last week, Gov. Bruce Rauner was quoted as accusing the Illinois Supreme Court of being part of a “corrupt system” and further said “I don’t trust the Supreme Court to be rational in their decisions.”
  • Lawyers' Forum

    Workplace protections for pregnant employees are evolving at both the federal and state levels. The first three months of 2015 have seen three potentially game-changing victories for pregnant workers that are likely to lead to an increase in the number of pregnancy accommodation cases being filed.
  • Profitable Counsel

    An advocacy bar group known as the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association issued a report last month titled “Major Investor Losses Due to Conflicted Advice: Brokerage Industry Advertising Creates the Illusion of Fiduciary Duty.”
  • Tort Trends

    Donail Weems was having trouble breathing while at home with his mother. The 11-year-old suffered from asthma and his inhaler wasn’t working. His mother called an ambulance, which arrived shortly after and took him to a hospital.
  • This Day in Legal History

    See if you know what happened on This Day in Legal History with Karen Conti.
    Sporting Judgment
  • Sports Marketing Playbook

    Beginning in mid-March for three solid weeks every year, fans (and regular folk) are glued to their screens — televisions, computers and mobile devices — in countless sports bars, homes and offices as the NCAA’s March Madness takes center stage.
  • The Power of Lifting

    Anyone who works out will eventually have aches and pains. Some can be more serious. I am no exception.
  • DARIEN, Conn. — In one of the country’s richest towns — where Mercedes, BMWs and Land Rovers cruise tree-lined streets of multimillion-dollar homes — a man who proposed building more accessible housing says angry neighbors took out their frustration on his son: a 9-year-old boy who was demoted to a lower-level Little League team.
  • Non-Billable Hours
  • NEW YORK — The first few years after the Beatles split, Ringo Starr had bragging rights on his mates. He was all over the radio with “It Don’t Come Easy,” “Back Off Boogaloo,” “Photograph” and other singles at a time that John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison went through some uneven stretches.
  • NEW YORK — Today’s traveler faces a bewildering choice of hotel brands with similar-sounding and confusing names.
  • Michael’s Supermarketing

    Sunday was opening day for the Cubs. Imagine if you, along with more than 40,000 Cook County lawyers, packed the Wrigley Field seats to capacity, with another more than 4,000 lawyers turned away for lack of space.
  • Tips

    As the song says, “Uptown Funk gonna give it to you.” Explore the eclectic, historic, jazz-inflected Uptown neighborhood on the North Side, tucked between the Lakeview and Edgewater neighborhoods.
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