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US Supreme Court ruling on Wisconsin land parcel regulation could have Illinois impact

Glenn Minnis Jul. 5, 2017, 11:06pm

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding a Wisconsin state law allowing the state to combine adjacent parcels owned by the same party for regulatory purposes could mean major changes for property owners in Illinois, as well.

Judge: Man can sue McDonald's for not allowing legally blind to order late night food at drive-thru on foot

Jonathan Bilyk Feb. 21, 2017, 5:53pm

A blind man has been cleared to pull forward with a class action vs McDonald’s, alleging the world’s leading purveyor of fast food discriminates against those with visual disabilities and others who cannot drive by leaving only their drive-thru lanes open for service late at night, and declining to serve anyone who is not in a car.

Liquor license rules allowing unlimited searches unconstitutional, but liquor store still penalized

S. Laney Griffo Feb. 15, 2017, 12:45pm

An Illinois appeals court has ruled that evidence found during a warrantless search of a liquor store was grounds for the store losing its license and being fined, even as the court upheld a Cook County judge's ruling that the city of Chicago does not have constitutional authority to conduct unlimited searches of establishments with liquor licenses.

Advocate, NorthShore continue to push for merger, despite 7th Circuit decision against them

Chandra Lye Dec. 1, 2016, 12:42pm

CHICAGO – Advocate Health Care and NorthShore University HealthSystem have said that despite an appeals court ruling against their proposed merger, they will still seek to merge. But how that can happen in light of the court ruling remains unclear.

Atty Gen declares city workers' emails, texts to be public info, but raises more legal questions

Karen Kidd Aug. 22, 2016, 10:08pm

CHICAGO – The state attorney general's recent binding opinion that Chicago public employees' personal electronic messages may be public records brings up as many questions as it tries to answer, a local government law attorney said during an interview.

Judge tosses bulk of ex-Horizon Farms owner's false arrest lawsuit vs Cook Forest Preserve, Holland & Knight

Jonathan Bilyk Feb. 16, 2016, 3:56pm

A woman embroiled in a years-long legal fight with the Cook County Forest Preserve District over the fate of a Barrington Hills horse farm she once owned has won the right – barely – to proceed with her lawsuit against the Forest Preserve District over the treatment she received when she was arrested in 2014 on a charge of trespassing as she purportedly attempted to care for horses still on the property.

Non-profit housing group sues architecture firm over flooring

Annie Cosby Jan. 31, 2014, 8:15am

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First District dismisses legal malpractice suit over failed retail development project

Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 9, 2013, 11:24am

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