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Judge says lawsuit vs Madigan can continue over placement of 'sham' Hispanic candidates on ballot

By Jonathan Bilyk | Mar 19, 2018

A former primary election challenger to Illinois’ top state Democratic politician has been cleared to continue to sue Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan and some of his supporters for allegedly placing “sham candidates” on the ballot two years ago to confuse and split the Hispanic vote, reducing the threat the opponent posed to the powerful Chicago lawmaker.

Judge lets malpractice suit vs LeClair Ryan continue, says could be on hook for client's $9M settlement

By Dan Churney | Feb 21, 2018

A Chicago federal judge has refused to toss a legal malpractice suit lodged by the owner of a suburban electronics company against a Virginia law firm, saying the company has plausibly claimed the lawyers’ alleged missteps caused the company to pay out a $9 million settlement.

Illinois courts review hospital tax exemptions, with millions in tax revenue, viability in the balance

By Justin Stoltzfus | Jan 24, 2018

Illinois courts are wrestling with the idea of which hospital networks and major healthcare provider groups should pay property taxes - and a lot of revenue potentially hangs in the balance, perhaps jeopardizing the ability of hospitals, particularly in rural areas, to maintain service levels, some observers say.

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