Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot addresses the audience Thursday after receiving the Woman of Vision Award given by Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP. The event was held at the old Stock Exchange Trading Room at the Art Institute. Lightfoot said women should increasingly take a larger role in leadership positions. – Photo provided by Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr

Lightfoot gets award, called visionary

When Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot received the 2019 Woman of Vision Award on Thursday, it was not lost on her that the room where she accepted the honor is a space that once barred women.

Incoming IJC chair Lyle wants to improve youth outreach

Cook County Circuit Judge Freddrenna M. Lyle, the incoming chair of the Illinois Judicial Council, wants to expand its efforts of reaching out to young people through its scholarship and school programs.

Pelosi says state party’s political wins can set national example

Speaking to a room of more than 2,000 Illinois Democrats in the state’s capital city, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pointed out the successes of the Democratically-charged state legislature and pushed for more party unity.

Law Firm Leaders

Ex-congressman returns to law with years of political know-how

Former U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, who recently joined Sidley Austin LLP as a partner, has only lost two elections during his 25-year career in elected office.

Amicus Curious

Fox Rothschild attorney serves as dealmaker in cannabis boom

When William Bogot spoke with the Daily Law Bulletin, he’d just helped engineer what could be the largest legal cannabis deal in American history.

Law Firm Leaders

Shearn takes reins of Fragomen office in Chicago

Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen & Loewy LLP promoted Cynthia L. Shearn to the managing partner position at its Chicago office.

Neville to get Cook Co. Dems’ high court slating

A subset of the Cook County Democratic Party on Thursday recommended slating P. Scott Neville Jr. for the Illinois Supreme Court seat he currently holds on an interim basis.

Panel holds ‘state’ can sue ‘state’ with fraud act

The Illinois False Claims Act allows litigants to bring fraud cases against “any person” on behalf of the “state.” But what happens when the defendant “person” in such a case is also part of the “state”?

New public school curriculums will require LGBTQ contribution

Public schools throughout the state will be required to teach students about the history and important historical members of the LGBTQ community under a measure signed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Aug. 9.

Illinois Republicans forward-looking during fair speeches

U.S. House Minority Whip Steve Scalise told Illinois Republicans Thursday that in the years to come, they too can take back control.

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Trial Notebook


Monell halts bid to block due process

Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judges disagreed on whether Parratt v. Taylor, as broadly interpreted by Easter House v. Felder, barred Eddie Ray Bradley’s Section 1983 claim against the mayor and village of south suburban University Park for allegedly violating his 14th Amendment rights by firing him as police chief without any warning, notification or hearing.

Legal History


August 16

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Legal History


August 15

See if you know what happened on this day in Legal History with Karen Conti.

Opening Statement


At Windy City Playhouse, an inadvisable ‘Recommendation’

Immersive theater, where a staged production interacts with the audience, is an age-old tradition.

Sports Marketing Playbook


Edgy sponsorship deals featuring outspoken athletes are trending

An increasing number of U.S. athletes and sponsors are teaming up to embrace hot-button social justice issues and actively court controversy, following the high-profile trail blazed by Nike and former National Football League quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Lex Sportiva


ADA standards may put MLB parks in a bind

Fans in wheelchairs often face added difficulty when searching for a perfect seat at the ballpark. With fewer handicap accessible seats near the front row or infield, standing spectators frequently block the view of the action on the field.



NBA labor contract appears to be paper thin

At the conclusion of every case, I remind my clients of their essential responsibility of ensuring the enforcement of their settlement contract or judgment. I emphasize to them the notion that without enforcement, rules are just words on a piece of paper.

Social Scene


WBAI golf outing

The Women’s Bar Association of Illinois held its 24th annual WBAI Golf Outing Friday at Glenview Park Golf Club. The event drew 120 golfers including, from left, Betsy Nelson, WBAI President Corinne C. Heggie, Deane Brown and Annika Mitchell. The outing also featured a cocktail and dinner reception as well as raffle prizes such as signed Chicago Bears jerseys, boat cruises and hotel getaways.

Autopsy on Epstein

New York City medical examiner personnel leave their vehicle and walk to the Manhattan Correctional Center where financier Jeffrey Epstein died by suicide Saturday in New York while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges. Story on page 3. AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews

Acting FBI director Andrew McCabe listens on Capitol Hill in Washington in 2017, while testifying before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on major threats facing the U.S. McCabe, a frequent target of President Donald Trump’s ire, sued the FBI and the Justice Department on Thursday over his firing. The lawsuit says the firing was part of Trump’s plan to rid the bureau of leaders he perceived as disloyal to him.

Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. Chicago managing partner Patrick A. Salvi II (left) was presented with the American Association for Justice’s 2019 Wiedemann & Wysocki Award July 28 at the association’s PAC M-Club Luncheon. Salvi is pictured with his wife Julianna, son Patrick Salvi III, mother Lindy, daughter Victoria, and father Patrick Salvi. The Wiedemann & Wysocki Award recognizes association members committed to the association’s Political Action Committee and the principles of the civil justice system. Photo provided by Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard

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