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Jan 11, 2019
The Food and Drug Administration has stopped routine food safety inspections of seafood, fruits, vegetables and many other foods at high risk of contamination because of the federal government’s shutdown, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the agency’s commissioner, said on Wednesday. F.D.A. inspectors normally examine operations at about 160 domestic manufacturing and...
Jan 9, 2019
Following the allegations in a documentary series detailing longstanding accusations of sexual misconduct against R&B superstar R. Kelly, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx on Tuesday called on any accusers to come forward. “We’re in the process of trying to get information and conversations going with those who have information,”...
Jan 8, 2019
In August 2018, Mr. Dolan and a panel of experienced trial lawyers presented at the ABA’s Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section on the topic of “Depositions: Turning the Tables in Difficult Witnesses (and Counsel). The panel’s presentation was converted into a practical how to guide for all ABA TIPS...
Jan 7, 2019
In Illinois, your first ticket for texting while driving will count as a moving violation and go on your record. (Previously, first offenses were classified as nonmoving violations and didn’t stick to your record.) Three violations within a year, and you could lose your...
Dec 20, 2018
Even as Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich has taken a larger role in proposing reforms in response to the priest sex abuse crisis raging across the United States and around the world, a report released Wednesday by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan shows the Catholic church in Illinois has dramatically underreported...
Dec 19, 2018
An ethics expert and former central Illinois judge is set to be the Illinois General Assembly’s next top watchdog, filling a role that came under increased scrutiny amid a flood of sexual harassment complaints at the Capitol since late last year. The latest quarterly report of the Legislative Ethics Commission...
Dec 18, 2018
Eighteen Jesuit priests with ties to Chicago-area institutions were named on a list released Monday alleging instances of sexual abuse dating back more than six decades, including one defrocked priest who was convicted of sex crimes in federal court. The Midwest Province Jesuits, part of a Catholic religious order known...
Dec 17, 2018
People from Willowbrook protested Saturday, accusing the company of leaking toxins into their community....
Dec 14, 2018
Medical error is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. After a routine operation leaves the mother of filmmaker and comedian Steve Burrows in a coma with permanent brain damage, what starts as a personal video diary becomes a citizen’s investigation into the state of American health...
Dec 14, 2018
Cook County’s public guardian sued the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services on Thursday, alleging the beleaguered child welfare agency is causing “immense harm” to mentally ill foster children by keeping them in psychiatric hospitals beyond medical discharge dates as it struggles to find them homes with appropriate...