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Sep 23, 2009
10 years ago Sharon Virginelli had a baby girl.  That baby girl was the first child in what Ms. Virginelli hoped would be a large family.  However, Ms. Virginelli’s dreams of having many children would never come true.  When she came out of anesthesia she learned that her obstetrician had...
Sep 21, 2009
A criminal conviction can change your life forever.  The changes usually come immediately upon conviction and may continue long after a sentence is served.  Three consequences of a criminal conviction are: You will have to serve your sentence: depending on the crime, that sentence may include jail time, a fine...
Sep 15, 2009
Anyone who loves a child can relate to the fear that the child will be unexpectedly and tragically taken from them.  On January 15, 2008 the family of Yasmin Acree had that fear turn into a reality.  The 15 year old student who is described as well adjusted and making...
Sep 14, 2009
On the morning of July 29, 2009 David Long was outside walking his dog.  As Mr. Long and his dog took their typical morning walk, they were hit by a car and killed.  The driver of the car, Edward Cook, had already served a prison time for an aggravated DUI...
Sep 11, 2009
It is often a difficult decision to place a loved one in a nursing home. It is usually done after the facility has been well researched and relatives are confident that their loved one will receive the care that he or she needs.  However, there is always the concern that...
Sep 10, 2009
On August 24, 2009, two white Rockford police officers shot and killed 23 year old Mark Anthony Barmore, an African American man.  The police were pursuing Mr. Barmore on an alleged domestic violence warrant.  Witnesses report that when the police shot Mr. Barmore his hands were up in a surrender...
Sep 9, 2009
Martin A. Dolan has been named one of the top personal injury lawyers in Illinois by the Leading Lawyers Network, a division of the Law Bulletin Publishing Company. The Law Bulletin’s October issue of Chicago Lawyer Magazine will publish the annual list of outstanding lawyers as determined by peer...
Sep 8, 2009
With each passing day the rhetoric and the political importance of the health care debate rise in this country.  Politicians are eager to pass a bill – or to prevent one – depending on which side of the aisle they happen to sit.  The outcome of this debate is significant...
Sep 4, 2009
Illinois defendants should expect at least two things at their trials. First, they should expect to be represented by a qualified Illinois criminal defense attorney.  Second, they should expect that the prosecuting attorney will be honest and not be found to have committed legal malpractice or prosecutorial misconduct. Four drug...
Sep 3, 2009
On August 23, 2009 a Chicago man died when he stepped off the curb in order to cross the street at the corners of Chicago and Ashland Avenues in the Wicker Park section of Chicago.  The man, Stephen Richardson, was hit by a big truck at about 10 p.m.  Mr....