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Alstory Simon settles malicious prosecution suit against Northwestern, professor Protess

By The Cook County Record | Jun 6, 2018

Alstory Simon, a man prosecutors say was framed and wrongly convicted of double murder, has settled a malicious prosecution suit against Northwestern University and journalism professor David Protess.

Illinois Defense Counsel Association offers medical malpractice seminar in Chicago

By The Cook County Record | Mar 7, 2018

The Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel will offer attorneys the chance to learn more about the latest trends in medical malpractice law at a special seminar.

'Pharmacy deserts' not helped by Chicago city regulations, lack of social responsibility from chains

By The Cook County Record | Mar 7, 2018

Shareholders and the public like to hear companies talk the talk of social responsibility, but businesses need to also walk the walk of social responsibility by demonstrating their commitment to their under-served pharmacy customers even in the face of short-term business pressures. We should examine our continuing effort to insure that all communities have ready access to prescription medications and essential pharmaceutical services.

Jury convicts Cook County judge of mortgage fraud, could face 30 year prison sentence

By The Cook County Record | Feb 15, 2018

A federal jury in Chicago has convicted a Cook County judge of mortgage fraud stemming from an alleged scheme in which prosecutors said she participated a few years before she was elected to the Cook County bench.

Settlement: Chicago will pay $115M to dancer paralyzed by O'Hare bus shelter accident

By The Cook County Record | Jan 16, 2018

Rather than continue to contest a record $148 million verdict, the city of Chicago has agreed to settle for $115 million with a dancer who was left paralyzed when strong winds crashed a pedestrian shelter on her more than two years ago at O’Hare International Airport

IL Supreme Court disbars three lawyers, suspends five others in January discipline orders

By The Cook County Record | Jan 16, 2018

A lawyer who was accused of mishandling about $700,000 in client funds has been disbarred, along with two others, according to the latest round of attorney disciplinary actions announced by the Illinois Supreme Court. The state high court also suspended five lawyers, including a lawyer accused of representing the city of Berwyn when she was not properly registered with the court to practice law.

Pro-life lawmakers, groups appeal Springfield judge's refusal to block IL abortion funding law

By The Cook County Record | Jan 2, 2018

A group of pro-life Illinois state legislators, anti-abortion organizations and the Springfield Roman Catholic diocese have indicated they will continue their legal fight to stop the state of Illinois from using taxpayer money to fund abortions, filing notices to appeal a Springfield judge’s decision to deny them the injunction they sought to block the state law authorizing public funding for what they estimate could be “tens of thousands” of abortions each year.

County Board poised to can 'pop tax;' controversial tax rollout could also prompt rulemaking reform

By The Cook County Record | Oct 7, 2017

With signs indicating the Cook County Board is poised to soon repeal the unpopular "pop tax," a Cook County commissioner has also set the stage to rewrite the rules by which county administrators can go about creating rules to collect taxes and impose regulations, potentially addressing a major complaint of businesses in the wake of the county's controversy-plagued rollout of the tax this summer.

Appeals court refuses to lift stay on labor board's impasse finding; strike spectre still looms

By The Cook County Record | Mar 3, 2017

In the latest move in the ongoing battle between Illinois state union workers and Gov. Bruce Rauner, a state appeals court has refused the governor’s request to lift a court-ordered stay on the Illinois Labor Relations Board’s finding that the state and its largest union are at an impasse, a move that will impact the ability of Rauner to impose contract terms and of the union to strike.

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