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Jan 28, 2010
By John Flynn Rooney Law Bulletin staff writer The Illinois Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed a more than $3 million award to stand in favor of a former sales manager at a Chicago television station. Jerri Blount maintained she was fired for supporting another employee’s discrimination claim. A Cook County...
Jan 25, 2010
The time immediately following a car accident can be scary and confusing.  However, it is important to think clearly and take the steps that are necessary to protect your physical health and financial future. First, Seek Medical Care If you have been in an accident and feel any pain, particularly...
Jan 11, 2010
While common sense would tell us to clear the snow and ice off of our vehicles before driving, Illinois law does not currently require it. Last week, an Aurora man was driving his car when a chunk of ice was knocked off of a truck traveling him near him. The...
Jan 5, 2010
Last week, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) imposed the second largest fine ever imposed against a toymaker.  The $1.25 million fine was against RC2, a company located right here in Oak Brook, Illinois. The CPSC claims that RC2 knowingly imported and distributed Thomas the Tank Engine toys that...
Dec 31, 2009
The tragedy of car accidents happens not in the property damage and minor cuts and bruises that may occur but in the lives that are lost and in the lives that are changed forever. Just a few days before Christmas, Felix Worthon and his six year old son, Jeremia, went...
Dec 24, 2009
The recent report from the Mayor’s office is not all that surprising.  According to the Chicago Tribune, the report finds that Chicago city workers are reluctant to be whistleblowers – that is they are reluctant to report when other city workers are breaking the law or engaging in serious misconduct. ...
Dec 23, 2009
U.S. District Judge Robert Gettleman ordered a new trial for former Streets and Sanitation Commissioner Al Sanchez and Chicago police officer Aaron Delvalle, ruling that prosecutors violated disclosure rules by failing to reveal the extensive arrest record and gang membership of a key witness. Gettleman says that the error prevented...
Dec 17, 2009
Some of our most vulnerable youth have been the victims of alleged abuse at Streamwood Behavioral Health Center – one of Illinois’s largest psychiatric hospitals. The Chicago Tribune reportsthat the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) has found that DCFS children being treated at Streamwood Behavioral Health Center have been...
Dec 17, 2009
West Haven residents are complaining about St. Leonard’s house, a facility that provides transitional housing for ex-offenders. Residents claim that St. Leonard’s in the 2100 block of West Warren never notified the neighborhood that sex offenders live nearby. Earlier this year, a convicted rapist walked out of the center and...
Dec 17, 2009
Guest blog courtesy of Jim S. Adler & Associates, Houston, TX. The new year brings new laws for Illinois motorists, and one is clearly designed to save lives – if not save people from themselves. That’s the new statewide law banning texting while driving. It means you can’t compose, send...