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Suburban nonprofit theater not property tax exempt because not 'charitable,' panel says

Dana Herra Sep. 23, 2016, 12:44pm

A suburban community theater troupe will not receive a property tax exemption on its theater, after a state appellate court upheld previous findings by the state and a trial court that the theater, while nonprofit, is not charitable enough to qualify for an exemption.

Lawyer needed to have verbal fee-sharing agreement in writing to enforce his claim: Appeals panel

Dan Churney May 13, 2016, 3:53pm

An Illinois appeals court has upheld a McHenry County judge’s ruling that a Chicago lawyer is not obliged to give a slice of his $1.4 million legal fee to the suburban lawyer who referred a malpractice case to him, because the referring lawyer didn’t abide by rules requiring he inform the client the fee would be split.

Disability harassment no different than other forms of harassment, appeals panel says

Dan Churney May 2, 2016, 4:16pm

Story CopyIllinois’ second largest city could face an action brought by a fired worker under the Illinois Human Rights Act, after an at-times divided appellate panel ruled the law’s prohibition on workplace harassment also specifically extends to protect those with disabilities.

Appeals panel: Ex-assistant state's attorney's lies mean DeKalb County on hook for stiffed supplier's legal bills

Dan Churney Mar. 22, 2016, 6:53pm

A state appeals panel has ruled a north central Illinois county is on the hook for legal costs incurred by a construction component company, because an assistant state’s attorney for the county – who has since been suspended from practice – told the court the county had secured a bond in connection with a building project, when it had not.