A photograph of Abraham Lincoln taken after he won the Republican nomination for president in 1860 is displayed at the Illinois Supreme Court. The ceremony is part of a campaign to have the same photograph in every courthouse in Illinois. Pictured from left to right are 1st District Appellate Justice Michael B. Hyman; Supreme Court Justices Thomas L. Kilbride and Rita B. Garman; Supreme Court Chief Justice Lloyd A. Karmeier; Supreme Court Justices Robert R. Thomas, Anne M. Burke and P. Scott Neville Jr.; Illinois State Bar Association President and DuPage County Associate Judge James F. McCluskey and Illinois Judges Association President and Cook County Associate Judge James E. Snyder. – Adrianna Pitrelli

Lincoln now takes his place at high court

Nearly 160 years ago, Abraham Lincoln posed for a photo at what is now the Old State Capitol, one month after he won the Republican presidential nomination.

Injured shopper’s suit against Home Depot proceeds

An injured customer can move forward with his lawsuit against The Home Depot after contract workers allegedly pushed a heavy cart into him as he shopped.

No legal malpractice in baseball league's breakup

A state appeals panel affirmed a Cook County jury’s defense verdict in favor of a law firm sued for legal malpractice by a now-shuttered baseball league.

Pritzker names 4th deputy governor, more directors

On Thursday, Gov. J.B. Pritzker named another deputy governor and three more agency directors to join his administration. He has now filled 12 of 27 agency director positions.

No warrant, but search was not unreasonable, judge finds

A Chicago cop who entered a man’s apartment without a warrant following a domestic violence complaint involving the man’s 1-year-old child was not unreasonable, a federal judge ruled last week.

Judge's use of ‘thumps’ earns driver new trial

An appeals court has ruled the judge’s use of “thumps” to describe what the driver heard when he hit and killed a pedestrian with his truck gave rise to an appearance of impropriety, since the word only appeared in a victim statement that wasn’t part of the record.

Family removed from plane can pursue bias claim

A Lebanese-American couple who were kicked off a plane at O’Hare International Airport got the go-ahead to pursue a race discrimination claim against United Airlines Inc.

Class-action suit gets OK against volleyball coach

A federal judge on Friday certified a woman’s lawsuit against an Aurora volleyball coach accused of fraud for failing to disclose the sexual abuse allegations leveled against him as a class action.
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