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'The way due process is supposed to work': IL Sup Ct decision reshapes Cook County's legal landscape

Stephanie N. Grimoldby Oct. 17, 2017, 4:06pm

Three years after the U.S. Supreme Court moved to significantly limit general personal jurisdiction over corporations, the Illinois Supreme Court at last has used that precedent to perhaps achieve legal venue reforms long sought by business groups and reform proponents - and long ignored by state lawmakers.

Porch collapse trial ended by record-setting $4.5 million settlement

Taryn Phaneuf Sep. 1, 2016, 10:39pm

CHICAGO – Three years after a man leaned against an allegedly ill-maintained balcony railing while visiting a tenant of a Chicago apartment, the property manager settled the liability lawsuit for $4.5 million.

'Star Wars' creator's decision to pull plans for lakefront museum over lawsuit seen as bad sign

Andrew Burger Jul. 12, 2016, 6:19pm

CHICAGO – "Star Wars" creator and digital effects technology pioneer George Lucas recently announced the group led by him and his wife, financial executive and Chicago native Mellody Hobson, was abandoning efforts to build a futuristic museum showcasing his art collection on Chicago's lakefront.