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Recent Articles by CDLB staff
Judge denies rideshare driver’s request for face covering exemption
A ride-sharing driver won’t get an emergency exemption to the statewide requirement to wear face coverings in public spaces, a Cook County judge ruled Friday.
High court affirms limits on pro se conflict of interest
A criminal defendant can’t demonstrate a conflict of interest if his defense attorney previously represented an “intended murder victim,” a unanimous Illinois Supreme Court ruled last week.
IDPH rule to rein in noncompliant businesses walked back
SPRINGFIELD — Gov. J.B. Pritzker Wednesday doubled back on his emergency rule that would have allowed law enforcement to prosecute “non-essential” businesses if they did not comply with his stay-at-home orders.
In a work-from-home world, a rallying cause
After weeks apart from each other while working from home, employees and staff from Barnes & Thornburg’s Chicago office worked together to gather funds to combat hunger.
Judge won’t transfer Bailey case to Springfield
LOUISVILLE, Ill. — One day after a judge kept state Rep. Darren Bailey’s lawsuit over the stay-at-home order in the lawmaker’s home county, Bailey celebrated the favorable ruling before a crowd of protesters outside the statehouse Saturday.
Resistant businesses face charges under new rule; GOP cries foul
A new emergency rule allows law enforcement to charge “nonessential” business owners with a misdemeanor if they do not follow the restrictions in the governor’s executive orders.
Fired driver can sue FedEx alleging inconsistent discipline
A fired FedEx driver who alleges the company selectively enforced its policy against workplace violence got the go-ahead to pursue his race discrimination claims.
Cook County chief judge pushes reopening dates back
Cook County Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans on Thursday extended the court’s shutdown for another month, setting target dates for resuming court operations in July.