House Speaker Mike Madigan said on multiple occasions he had the votes to override the governor’s veto.
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Story CopyIllinois employers announced mass layoffs affecting 2,112 workers in August, according to a monthly report from the state’s Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, or DCEO.
No one ever said the American Dream is easy, or should be. But government shouldn’t be the gatekeeper of success to the point of deterring an entire generation. If that happens, we all suffer.
Sangamon County judges broke state law by letting investors exchange current cash for future income from settlements of injury suits, according to Swansea lawyer David Cates.
If you didn’t know any better, you’d think the recent opinion piece in the Chicago Tribune, “Tax me please, so Illinois can compete,” was a satirical article straight from The Onion.
While Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed the bulk of the Legislature’s proposed budget and penned a newspaper editorial, Speaker Michael Madigan announced another whole-House hearing and began laying blame on the governor for an expected government shutdown.
“We had no problems with other judges in the past,” commented attorney Monica Kelly of Ribbeck Law in Chicago. “So, either the judge does not understand the rule or we don’t understand it.”
Cronyism in the car industry didn’t start with Chicago’s ongoing attempt to control ride-share companies. In 1982, big car dealerships successfully lobbied to ban their competitors from making Sunday car sales. A generation of car buyers has lost out because of it.
An attorney who served as chief of staff to former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich should be suspended from the practice of law for three years, a panel of the state’s Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission’s (ARDC) Review Board recommended this week.
Cheely The law firm of Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen announces the addition of attorneys in their Edwardsville and Chicago offices.
Cueto Disbarred attorney Amiel Cueto of Belleville, who served prison time on a conviction for obstructing justice, is dead at the age of 63.
Mary Claire (left) and Madelyn McGlynn After deciding to send 400 bed nets to Uganda to fight malaria, then-high school freshman Mary Claire McGlynn and her younger sister, Madelyn McGlynn, knew they had to do something more to make a difference.
No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time. – Winston Churchill
SPRINGFIELD – As Illinois lawmakers wrestle with raising the individual income tax rate to help keep the state solvent, a piece of legislation that would expand opportunities for personal injury attorneys may be on a fast track for passage in the current lame duck session.