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Cook County voters will select new mayors, school boards, other local elected officials on April 4

David Hutton Mar. 10, 2017, 12:19am

Despite being an “off-election year,” Cook County voters will decide a number of key local races on the ballot in the April 4 consolidated general election, which could have big implications for their hometowns, local schools and their tax bills.

Privacy lawsuit tossed vs makers of 'NBA2K16' video game; case unlikely to have large impact

David Hutton Feb. 13, 2017, 8:33pm

A New York federal judge has tossed out a potential digital biometrics privacy class action lawsuit against the makers of NBA video games, saying the video basketball game players likely should have known their facial likenesses would be stored by a system that took 15 minutes to complete a scan of a player's face and store the image for use as an avatar in the game.But the true impact of the case on other lawsuits brought under an Illinois biometrics privacy law is likely to be small, said an attorney whose practice focuses on digital privacy laws.