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Bar Association lawsuit: Block IL regulators from going after property tax lawyers over 'appraisals'

Scott Holland Jul. 20, 2017, 4:00am

The Illinois State Bar Association has asked a Cook County judge to order state regulators to back off of prosecutions against lawyers the state agency has accused of appraising real estate without a license, because the lawyers purportedly included real estate comps and other real estate value metrics in property tax appeals.

State can deny FOIA'd documents under new law even though law changed after request filed: Panel

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 17, 2017, 8:21pm

Illinois state regulators can use a state law shielding certain public records from disclosure to prevent a business owner from obtaining public records related to a regulatory complaint filed against his business, even though the state law was enacted after the business owner had tried, failed and then sued to force the regulators to give him the documents.

New Illinois law allows convicted felons to get health care-related professional licenses

Charmaine Little Apr. 4, 2017, 10:58pm

Felony convictions will no longer prevent someone in Illinois from acquiring a health care-related professional license thanks to a new law that amends the rules overseen by the state's Department of Professional Regulation.

IL law forcing 'pregnancy resource centers' to refer women for abortions violates constitution: Lawsuit

Laura Halleman Apr. 3, 2017, 5:40pm

Eighteen Illinois women’s health organizations have sued the state of Illinois and Gov. Bruce Rauner over a new law that forces pro-life doctors and pregnancy resource centers to discuss abortion benefits and to refer pregnant women for abortions despite the medical providers' opposition to the procedure.

Doctor waited too long to sue IL, Cook County officials he said wrongly yanked his license over patient death, judge says

Dan Churney Mar. 28, 2016, 12:46pm

A doctor’s federal lawsuit against Cook County and state medical authorities, which contends they conspired to wrongly yank his medical license almost 20 years ago for allegedly killing a terminally ill patient, has been dismissed, because it was filed years too late and some of its claims belong in state court.

Firearms auction site Gunbroker.com says IL agency's attempt to regulate its business unconstitutional, illegal

Jonathan Bilyk Feb. 22, 2016, 5:39pm

The Georgia-based operators of an online firearms auction site have challenged the authority of the state of Illinois to regulate their business, claiming a January decision by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation to take aim at the business is unconstitutional and treats the business unfairly.