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IL AG files suit against Cicero mortgage rescue operation, alleging fraud

Anna Aguillard Jan. 4, 2016, 9:45am

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed suit against a mortgage rescue operation in Cicero, alleging Carrey Services Inc., and its president, Reynaldo Rojas,charged clients about $20,000 without providing any help to people in danger of losing their homes.

Property values continue to decline in Cook County after recession; new property values shows signs of uneven recovery

Anna Aguillard Jan. 2, 2016, 9:31am

According to data released by the Cook County Tax Assessor’s office, property values in Cook County townships are stabilizing, but still declining, producing signs the local real estate markets are inconsistently recovering from the economic crash about seven years ago, observers said.

2016 brings changes in statewide labor and employment laws

Anna Aguillard Dec. 26, 2015, 11:48am

As 2016 approaches, many new labor and employment laws are set to take effect come January 1. Because the bulk of the legal changes will occur at the state and local levels, legal observers advised employers to stay informed of important changes that may affect their employment practice.

Cook County Pension Fund faces civil suit after refusal to turn over performance reviews

Anna Aguillard Dec. 2, 2015, 4:20pm

Financial Investment News (FIN) has filed suit against the Cook County Pension Fund, alleging the Fund violated the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by refusing to disclose performance reviews sought by FIN.

Illinois Supreme Court disbars 11 attorneys, disciplines 40 others

Anna Aguillard Oct. 5, 2015, 1:00pm

The Illinois Supreme Court has disbarred 11 attorneys, including lawyers who were charged with separate federal offenses, while suspending 35 others.

Cook County Circuit Court clerk to waive late charges on fees, fines Oct. 5-9

Anna Aguillard Sep. 29, 2015, 3:40pm

CHICAGO – The Cook County Circuit Court clerk is offering county citizens one last chance to reconcile delinquent court fees and fines before new taxation laws on overdue fines take effect in 2016. Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County Dorothy Brown said the county is holding its inaugural Amnesty Week Oct. 5-9, 2015.