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Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's…

Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's Blawg

Constitutional matters, politics, Wall Street matters, important cases and lots of opinions.

http://www.desilvalawoffices.com/Chicago-Litigation.aspx
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US Immigration Blog

US Immigration Blog

Covers recent developments in the immigration field. By Peter Messersmith.

http://blog.messersmithlaw.com
  • Feb 3

    I-601A Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver

    I-601A Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver
    On January 3, 2013, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a final rule on provisional unlawful presence waivers. I-601A applications may be submitted to USCIS beginning March 4, 2013. This rule allows certain…
  • Oct 22

    DREAM Deferred Action Approvals Arriving

    DREAM Deferred Action Approvals Arriving
    DREAM Act approvals are starting to trickle in.  Here is a copy of a recent application which was approved in approximately 5 weeks.  It is representative of a typical case.  A Mexican national entered the US without a visa fifteen years…
  • Aug 26

    ApplyUSDreamAct.com Goes Live

    ApplyUSDreamAct.com Goes Live
    The Messersmith Law Firm is now taking US Dream Act cases via our online website ApplyUSDreamAct.com.  If you meet the following eligibility requirements, we may be able to help you obtain deferred action and a two year work permit.
Rank this Week: 2489

Romanucci and Blandin Blog

Romanucci and Blandin Blog

Covers personal injury news.

http://rblaw.net/blog/
  • Nov 20

    Lying About Concussions Just Plain Wrong

    Lying About Concussions Just Plain Wrong
    When Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher said recently he would lie to coaches about suffering a concussion to stay in a game, he not only admitted his willingness to risk his health but sent a dangerous message to youngsters who play the…
  • Nov 19

    Concussions Need Time to Heal

    Concussions Need Time to Heal
    Chicago Bears fans are all too aware of the concussion suffered by Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, with a lot of online and offline conversations about whether he’d be back in the game for this Monday night.
  • Nov 16

    New Study by Defense Department Reveals no Clear Way to Treat Victims of Traumatic Brain Injury

    New Study by Defense Department Reveals no Clear Way to Treat Victims of Traumatic Brain Injury
    With all the advances in medicine and treatment, one would hope that great strides have been made for treating traumatic brain injury (TBI).  We were disappointed with the results of a recent study showing the techniques to restore…
Rank this Week: 2147

Illinois Car and Truck Accident…

Illinois Car and Truck Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois trucking and car accident cases, news and issues. From the Chicago law firm of Hurley McKenna & Mertz.

http://www.illinoiscarandtruckaccidentlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2216

Chicago Executive Lawyer Blog

Chicago Executive Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois employment law issues, including discrimination, retaliation, wage claims and employment contract disputes. By The Prinz Law Firm, P.C.

http://www.chicagoexecutivelawyer.com/
  • Nov 15

    Is being a bad boss illegal?

    Is being a bad boss illegal?
    There are blog posts nearly every day about the importance of good leadership in the workplace and the negative affects of a bad boss. In our office, we have heard about nearly every type of bad boss: the micro-manager, the screamer, the…
  • Nov 7

    Big Surprise: Ending Workplace Harassment Saves Business' Money

    Big Surprise: Ending Workplace Harassment Saves Business' Money
    Last month, Bill Toland authored an article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that highlights the high costs businesses face by allowing harassment to go unchecked. It is pretty obvious that no one wants to work in an environment where…
  • Oct 26

    It's never too late to pursue a dream

    It's never too late to pursue a dream
    A client of ours recently published a children's book titled Red Rose and Blue Butterfly. Publishing a book under any circumstances is an amazing feat, but one of the reasons this book in particular is so amazing is that the author, Sara…
Rank this Week: 2879

Illinois Workers' Compensation…

Illinois Workers' Compensation Attorneys Blog

Covers Illinois work injury issues, including insurance, FMLA and independent medical examinations. By Dworkin & Maciariello.

http://www.illinoisworkerscompensationattorneys.com/
  • Apr 4

    Illinois Workers' Compensation and FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act)

    Illinois Workers' Compensation and FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act)
    When an employee is injured at work in Illinois there are a lot of fears that instantly arise: How will I earn an income? Who will pay my medical bills? What if I never return to 100%? Will I still have a job when I am done treating? …
  • Feb 23

    Diskectomies and Spinal Fusions As Treatment of Illinois Work Injurie

    Diskectomies and Spinal Fusions As Treatment of Illinois Work Injurie
    Workers' Compensation benefits are often available for injured workers in Illinois who require surgery for back pain and back injuries resulting from work accidents. Conservative or non-invasive treatment is normally tried first in an effort…
  • Jan 27

    Conservative Treatment and Surgery for Illinois Work Injurie

    Conservative Treatment and Surgery for Illinois Work Injurie
    When a job related injury causes back pain or leg pain it can be difficult to know whether surgery is necessary or if a more conservative method of treatment will be the best option. Many of our clients, from all over the Chicagoland area,…
Rank this Week: 2789

Missouri and Illinois Injury…

Missouri and Illinois Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers car and truck accident news. By Terry Law Firm, L.L.C.

http://www.missouriillinoisinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 4

    Wildwood, Missouri Woman Killed In Four Car Crash On Interstate 64

    Wildwood, Missouri Woman Killed In Four Car Crash On Interstate 64
    A horrible accident this afternoon has taken the life of a 48-year-old woman from the St. Louis suburb of Wildwood. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occured around 3:50 pm and appears to have started when a car…
  • Dec 29

    Crossover Accident Kills 21-Year-Old Missouri Woman

    Crossover Accident Kills 21-Year-Old Missouri Woman
    Just two days after Christmas, the life of 21-year-old Chelsey Burgess ended in a preventable accident on Cedar Road near Carthage, Missouri. Ms. Burgess was driving a 1993 Ford Taurus when she was involved in a head-on collision that…
  • Dec 18

    17-Year-Old Driver Critically Injures Two In Accident

    17-Year-Old Driver Critically Injures Two In Accident
    A two car accident near Paloma, Illinois has left two people critically injured. Brian Shimp of Frankford, Missouri was driving west on U.S. Highway 24 when he was struck by a vehicle driven by 17-year-old Luke Genenbacher. Police have…
Rank this Week: 2659

Foreign Collection Development…

Foreign Collection Development Blog (FCIL-SIS)

Discusses new titles and current issues in collection development for law librarians who collect foreign and international law at their institutions.

http://foreignlawcollections.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2840

IP Registration and Enforcement…

IP Registration and Enforcement Blog

Covers trademark law. By Davidson and Davidson LLC.

http://davidsontm.wordpress.com
  • Jul 20

    Strip Club’s Trademark Suit vs. Gun Company – Not So Crazy After All?

    Strip Club’s Trademark Suit vs. Gun Company – Not So Crazy After All?
    So it seems the gun world is up in arms (that’s right, I went there) about the fact that the Spearmint Rhino chain of strip clubs has sued gun manufacturer Chiappa Firearms for using a confusingly similar mark on its RHINO 40DS model .357…
  • Jul 20

    Strip Club’s Trademark Suit vs. Gun Company – Not So Crazy After All?

    Strip Club’s Trademark Suit vs. Gun Company – Not So Crazy After All?
    How could a strip club's trademark be infringed by a gun company's mark? This post analyzes the issues and corrects a common misperception about trademark infringement.
  • May 6

    21 Things About Trademarks That Every Business and Marketing Person Should Know

    21 Things About Trademarks That Every Business and Marketing Person Should Know
    There’s an old comedy bit where the comic offers to teach you “everything you’re going to remember from college, ten years after graduation.”  The crash course is offered at a hefty price, but much less than four years of actual…
Rank this Week: 2577

Smarter Will Blog

Smarter Will Blog

Provides estate planning and probate news.

http://www.smarterwill.com/estate-planning-news/
  • May 23

    Holographic Wills: Legal in Illinois?

    Holographic Wills: Legal in Illinois?
    Holographic wills (wills that are entirely handwritten) are not generally recognized as valid wills in the state of Illinois. Why? It's not because they're handwritten, but because holographic wills are usually not 'witnessed' properly (the…
  • May 9

    Organ Donation Process in Illinoi

    Organ Donation Process in Illinoi
    Did you know that Illinois has a fairly new organ donation process, and that even if you've registered before to be an organ donor, you may need to re-register under the new system? In 2006 (only 5 years ago), a new Illinois organ donation…
  • Apr 25

    Pulling the Plug: Illinois Law That Make it Possible

    Pulling the Plug: Illinois Law That Make it Possible
    Everyone has the right to live. But does everyone have the right to die? Dying on your own terms (or “pulling the plug”) is a privilege granted at the state level. But it requires advance planning. Every state has different rules on how…
Rank this Week: 2705

Her-Law Firm

Her-Law Firm

Features an experienced attorney's adventures as a relatively new sole practitioner, including marketing successes and failures, client handling, website stuff and some frivolities. By Christine C. Karr.

http://her-law-firm.typepad.com/her-law-firm/
  • Feb 24

    On pro bono cases.............

    On pro bono cases.............
    In my former life, as an attorney who represented plaintiffs in medical negligence cases, I was a very busy associate.  I never lacked for files that needed attention, and rarely had the time, or inclination to take on pro bono cases.  I…
  • Feb 19

    On stepping out of your usual routine...

    On stepping out of your usual routine...
    It's slightly funny to think that I have a usual routine, being in month five of my new practice as a sole practitioner, but I do somewhat have a "usual."  I usually practice in the Circuit Court of Cook County, where the courthouse is…
  • Feb 17

    On building a niche law practice......

    On building a niche law practice......
    A niche law practice is a creature of the new economy affecting small and mid-size law firms.  In this new economy, I believe that you need to distinguish yourself - you need to offer specialized legal services to a specific niche of the…
Rank this Week: 2606

The Construction Contract Review

The Construction Contract Review

Covers Illinois construction law, contracts and litigation. By William J. Broderk.

http://www.theconstructioncontractreview.com/
  • Dec 30

    16 Green Building Innovations of 2010 | Jetson Green

    16 Green Building Innovations of 2010 | Jetson Green
    16 Green Building Innovations of 2010 By Preston | Topics: Lists, Technology |
  • Nov 30

    Making the Case for 'Clean Construction'

    Making the Case for 'Clean Construction'
    In the same way that LEED has transformed architectural design to improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, clean construction is emerging as the next big thing to revolutionize the building industry. via…
  • Oct 7

    Filing Mistake Invalidates $12.4 Million Mechanics Lien

    Filing Mistake Invalidates $12.4 Million Mechanics Lien
    Mechanic lien laws are highly technical, and they frequently change in unpredictable ways (see recent controversial example from Washington). We’ve expressed the sentiment a hundred times on this mechanics lien blog – it’s very easy…
Rank this Week: 2898

Real Estate Advisor Law Blog

Real Estate Advisor Law Blog

Covers real estate development, environmental, finance and legal issues. By Ulmer Berne LLP.

http://www.realestateadvisorlawblog.com
  • Jul 29

    Eat to Live – Live to Eat

    Eat to Live – Live to Eat
    I eat out a lot, and I enjoy it. In fact I prefer it. Being able to enjoy different ambiences and different tastes, and having someone else wait on me and clean up after me, makes eating out fun. Apparently, I am not alone. Even when the…
  • Jun 19

    In Search of Restaurant Lease Knowledge and the World’s Greatest Fish Taco

    In Search of Restaurant Lease Knowledge and the World’s Greatest Fish Taco
    I just got back from San Diego where I spoke at the National Restaurant Association Financial Officers and Tax Executives Conference. I was on a panel with Ron Dee of Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants and George Galloway of Next…
  • May 18

    What Happens in Vegas…May End Up in a Blog

    What Happens in Vegas…May End Up in a Blog
    The ICSC Walapalooza starts this weekend in Vegas. The sheer number of people converging in one place and the talent level of them is staggering. And of course it is all hard work! I’m hoping to get a couple free minutes to meet with…
Rank this Week: 4289

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration law. By Zneimer & Zneimer, P.C.

http://www.theusimmigrationlawyer.com/
  • Jul 27

    Is ICE Investigation in the Midst of a Labor Dispute Proper? We Think Not.

    Is ICE Investigation in the Midst of a Labor Dispute Proper? We Think Not.
    Imagine that a company is in engaged in a labor dispute with a union over the conditions of employment. Soon after a tentative agreement is made, but not signed, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) sends a subpoena for I-9 forms and…
  • Jul 9

    Expiring foreign passports create problems upon admission to U.S.

    Expiring foreign passports create problems upon admission to U.S.
    The immigration lawyers of Zneimer & Zneimer remind foreign nationals to monitor their passport expiration dates.  Many foreign nationals traveling to the United States do not realize that their period of admission is tied to the…
  • Jun 26

    The U.S. Supreme Court rules that same-sex marriage is legal in the entire nation

    The U.S. Supreme Court rules that same-sex marriage is legal in the entire nation
    In a highly-anticipated decision, the United States Supreme Court held that "the right to marry is a fundamental right inherent in the liberty of the person, and under the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment…
Rank this Week: 2972

Chicago Illinois Car Accident…

Chicago Illinois Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers car accidents, pedestrian accidents, and other personal injury news. By Elman Law Group.

http://www.chicagoillinoiscaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    Two Des Plaines Accidents In Crosswalk

    Two Des Plaines Accidents In Crosswalk
    There were two accidents within the same crosswalk Thursday afternoon (July 23, 2015) in downtown Des Plaines.  The crosswalk is on Miner Street in front of the Sugar Bowl Restaurant. Notably, the two accidents happened within…
  • Jul 23

    Lawsuit Filed In Chicago Accident Death Of Infant

    Lawsuit Filed In Chicago Accident Death Of Infant
    On Saturday (July 11, 2015) there was a fatal car accident in Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood. The accident involved a car that lost control and drove onto a sidewalk, thereby fatally striking a 13-month-old infant, Dillan Harris, who…
  • Jul 14

    Fatal Hit & Run Bicycle Accident In Des Plaines, Illinoi

    Fatal Hit & Run Bicycle Accident In Des Plaines, Illinoi
    A bicyclist was fatally struck Monday night (July 13, 2015) in Des Plaines.  According to Des Plaines Police, this bicycle accident was a hit & run accident. The bicyclist was found unresponsive on West Algonquin Road, near…
Rank this Week: 4001

The Shriver Brief

The Shriver Brief

Covers economic security and opportunity, health care justice, housing justice and legal aid. By the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law.

http://www.theshriverbrief.org
  • Jul 27

    Lessons from the past, planning for the future

    Lessons from the past, planning for the future
    For over 100 years, visionary lawyers and other leaders have struggled to establish a comprehensive system to deliver some measure of equal justice to all Americans. Throughout this history, those leaders have argued that access to civil…
  • Jul 8

    Illinois Must Continue to Provide Vital Benefits, Regardless of Failure to Pass State Budget

    Illinois Must Continue to Provide Vital Benefits, Regardless of Failure to Pass State Budget
    As Illinois’s budget impasse continues, the failure of Governor Rauner and the state legislature to pass a fair, adequate, and fully funded budget is beginning to have an impact. Late last week, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan…
  • Jul 2

    Workers Tell the Illinois Senate That They Need a Raise in the Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Day

    Workers Tell the Illinois Senate That They Need a Raise in the Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Day
    At a subject matter hearing last week before the Illinois Senate, workers and advocates spoke about the great need for an increase in the state minimum wage (currently at $8.25 an hour) and access to paid sick days. Minimum wage worker Gloria…
Rank this Week: 4216

Personal Injury News &…

Personal Injury News & Developments

Covers medical malpractice, workers' compensation and injury law. By Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers.

http://www.rosenfeldinjurylawyers.com/news
  • Jul 27

    FDA Issues Recall of CareFusion Ventilators As They May Stop Working

    FDA Issues Recall of CareFusion Ventilators As They May Stop Working
    You’ve probably felt a sense of frustration if you ever purchased a device that suddenly failed to work and demanded a prompt refund or exchange from the manufacturer. You may be able to forgive the manufacturer if the device is an IPod…
  • Jul 26

    Summary of Vaginal Mesh Recall

    Summary of Vaginal Mesh Recall
    It is normal to expect the FDA to step in whenever a product or treatment is known to cause harm to patients by mandating a recall of the defective or harmful products but this has not been the case after it was discovered that thousands of…
  • Jul 24

    Off Label Use of Drug

    Off Label Use of Drug
    Off label drugs are medications that are prescribed by doctors for purposes other than what they were originally intended or received approval for. The practice of prescribing off label medications is far more wide spread and common than most…
Rank this Week: 3133

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers

Covers personal injury law.

http://www.rosenfeldinjurylawyers.com/articles/
  • Jul 27

    FDA Issues Recall of CareFusion Ventilators As They May Stop Working

    FDA Issues Recall of CareFusion Ventilators As They May Stop Working
    You’ve probably felt a sense of frustration if you ever purchased a device that suddenly failed to work and demanded a prompt refund or exchange from the manufacturer. You may be able to forgive the manufacturer if the device is an IPod…
  • Jul 26

    Summary of Vaginal Mesh Recall

    Summary of Vaginal Mesh Recall
    It is normal to expect the FDA to step in whenever a product or treatment is known to cause harm to patients by mandating a recall of the defective or harmful products but this has not been the case after it was discovered that thousands of…
  • Jul 24

    Off Label Use of Drug

    Off Label Use of Drug
    Off label drugs are medications that are prescribed by doctors for purposes other than what they were originally intended or received approval for. The practice of prescribing off label medications is far more wide spread and common than most…
Rank this Week: 2976

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Covers divorce and family law in Illinois.

http://www.divorce-attorney-illinois.com/
  • Jul 27

    Parental Rights for Incarcerated Parent

    Parental Rights for Incarcerated Parent
    Being arrested and charged for a crime can have a significant impact on a person’s life, especially when the conviction comes with a long-term prison sentence. It is not only the person, however, who finds themselves the most affected.…
  • Jul 20

    With Marriage Equality Now the Law of the Land, What Could Happen to Civil Unions and Domestic Partnerships?

    With Marriage Equality Now the Law of the Land, What Could Happen to Civil Unions and Domestic Partnerships?
    The Supreme Court deciding in favor of same-sex marriage has been an incredible victory for those who have been denied equal protection of fundamental rights. Having the right to marry expanded to all persons interested, regardless of their…
  • Jul 13

    Same-Sex Parents: The Residual Roadblocks in “Equality” State

    Same-Sex Parents: The Residual Roadblocks in “Equality” State
    With the U.S. Supreme Court making decisions regarding the matter of same-sex marriage, soon states might have to start passing legislation that would imbue same-sex couples with the rights afforded to married couples already acknowledged by…
Rank this Week: 4365

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois divorce law. From Michael Roe.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 26

    One Man's Story: Parental Alienation

    One Man's Story: Parental Alienation
    This is one person's account of their life as a child victim of parental alienation, and the more positive outcome that arose as an adult....
  • Jul 20

    Illinois Divorce: Parental Alienation Issue

    Illinois Divorce: Parental Alienation Issue
    From an interview with Dr. Amy Baker, PA expert: " I must admit I am a bit disappointed in the comments so far on the WDET website in response to my interview. I hate to see the conversation devolve into...
  • Jul 14

    Illinois Divorce: Parental Alienation

    Illinois Divorce: Parental Alienation
    The case involving the Michigan judge that placed three children in juvenile hall as a punishment and coercive measure has been roundly criticized for using contempt proceedings, in what even the judge agreed is a longstanding Parental…
Rank this Week: 3000

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Kollias & Giese.

http://www.dupagecountydivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 26

    A Quick Overview of the Law Regarding Dissipation in Illinoi

    A Quick Overview of the Law Regarding Dissipation in Illinoi
    Section 503 of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act requires that a court divide the marital property in just proportions considering all relevant factors, including, among other things, the dissipation by each party of the…
  • Jul 12

    Non-Marital Property Under Illinois Law: How It Can Affect Maintenance and Property Division

    Non-Marital Property Under Illinois Law: How It Can Affect Maintenance and Property Division
    In a divorce, the Court has the obligation to equitably divide the marital assets and debts, and determine whether maintenance would be appropriate.  While non-marital property is not subject to being divided in a divorce, it may have a…
  • Jun 15

    Recording Private Conversations In Illinoi

    Recording Private Conversations In Illinoi
    It is no secret that emotions run high during a divorce or custody proceeding.  Sometimes parties seek orders of protection from one another to prohibit acts of abuse or harassment from occurring.   Imagine this scenario:  …
Rank this Week: 3439

Illinois Estate Planning &…

Illinois Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

Covers Illinois estate planning, real estate and trusts. By Wilson & Wilson.

http://www.illinoisestateplanningandelderlawblog.com/
  • Jul 25

    Hazards to Avoid when Inheriting an IRA - Part 2

    Hazards to Avoid when Inheriting an IRA - Part 2
    In a recent issue of Kipplinger’s Retirement Report several problems are pointed out which can arise when someone who is not the spouse of the IRA owner inherits an IRA. Another problem is the fact that nonspouse beneficiaries cannot…
  • Jul 18

    Hazards to Avoid when Inheriting an IRA

    Hazards to Avoid when Inheriting an IRA
    In a recent issue of Kipplinger’s Retirement Report several problems are pointed out which can arise when someone who is not the spouse of the IRA owner inherits an IRA. One problem is failing to take required minimum distributions.…
  • Jul 9

    Steps to Take When a Loved One Die

    Steps to Take When a Loved One Die
    The first three steps which should be taken after the death of a loved one are to make the funeral arrangements, secure the house and find the important papers. In her article in The Wall Street Journal titled "Steps for Heirs to Take After…
Rank this Week: 4465

Chicago Business Lawyer Blog

Chicago Business Lawyer Blog

Comments on business law. By Bellas & Wachowski.

http://www.parkridgeattorney.com/
  • Jul 25

    Can You Record a Police Officer?

    Can You Record a Police Officer?
    It is now legal in Illinois for citizens to record interactions with police without their consent, but it’s early in the game for too much celebration. In 2014, the Illinois Supreme Court found the state’s strict eavesdropping law…
  • Jul 13

    Risky Business: Are You at Risk for Your Teen’s Party?

    Risky Business: Are You at Risk for Your Teen’s Party?
    Throwing a party while Mom and Dad are out is a venerable teenage pastime, often regarded as naughty but ultimately harmless behavior.  For philosophically permissive parents, allowing the kids to have a party while the parents are home…
  • Jul 4

    Labor Law: Dominos’ FLSA Violation Case More Complex Than It First Appear

    Labor Law: Dominos’ FLSA Violation Case More Complex Than It First Appear
    For the last several years the issue of fair minimum wage rights has been front and center in an increasingly passionate public debate. Because it is perceived as a classic David and Goliath mismatch, it is tempting to assume that employers…
Rank this Week: 3181

Environmental Law Blog

Environmental Law Blog

By Thorn & Associates.

http://www.thornenvironmentallaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 24

    Illinois Water Systems Notice of Violation

    Illinois Water Systems Notice of Violation
    Within the past year Illinois EPA has issued numerous violation notices to water systems for failing to check chlorine residue and fluoride levels daily. When issuing these violations, IEPA cites both 35 IAC 653.605 and 35 IAC 653.704, and…
  • Jul 8

    Brownfield redevelopment funds via Brownfields Redevelopment and Intermodal Promotion Act

    Brownfield redevelopment funds via Brownfields Redevelopment and Intermodal Promotion Act
    The Illinois General Assembly passed the Brownfields Redevelopment and Intermodal Promotion Act, HB 2212, at the end of the 2013 Spring Session.  The statute creates the South Suburban Cook County Brownfield Redevelopment Zone in Posen,…
  • Jul 8

    Benefit Corporations- Are they forever?

    Benefit Corporations- Are they forever?
    Recently, I have been part of several discussions of Benefit Corporations revolving around what benefit corporation status protects and how exactly it does it.  One of the common misconceptions is that becoming a Benefit…
Rank this Week: 3716

Wagenmaker and Oberly - Nonprofit…

Wagenmaker and Oberly - Nonprofit Update

Covers compliance issues, tax exemption, real estate, intellectual property and charitable fundraising issues affecting nonprofits.

http://wagenmakerlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 24

    Nonprofit Tax Exemption: Post-Obergefell

    Nonprofit Tax Exemption: Post-Obergefell
    As described in our law firm’s preceding blog article, nonprofits’ tax-exempt privileges are increasingly being questioned.  It thus may be helpful to understand not only the underlying rationales for income and property tax…
  • Jul 21

    Rationales for Nonprofit Tax Exemption

    Rationales for Nonprofit Tax Exemption
    Nonprofits face recurring political pressure to justify their tax-exempt privileges.  In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Obergefell[1] ruling that a fundamental right to marry exists for same-sex couples, some religious…
  • Jul 15

    PILOT Programs – The Nonprofit Property Tax

    PILOT Programs – The Nonprofit Property Tax
               If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck…    In an era of waning revenue streams and increasing demand for government services, some cash-strapped…
Rank this Week: 3223

Illinois Plaintiff's Lawyer

Illinois Plaintiff's Lawyer

Covers issues in Plaintiff's law, both nationally and in Illinois. By Ryan Bradley.

http://www.illinoisplaintiffslawyer.com/
  • Jul 22

    Stryker Metal Hip Update

    Stryker Metal Hip Update
    A Settlement has been Reached, if You have not Joined the Settlement it May be too Late. In November 2014, Stryker agreed to settle several thousand claims related to both devices for$1.43 billion. But the amount is not capped, and…
  • Jul 7

    What Happens when the Other Driver has No Insurance

    What Happens when the Other Driver has No Insurance
    USA Today estimates one in seven drivers in Illinois is uninsured. (Check out the link, it’s a pretty cool map.)  If you are involved in an auto accident in Illinois and the at-fault driver has no insurance, all hope is not lost.…
  • Jun 18

    Country Roads, Take Me Home…But Be Careful.

    Country Roads, Take Me Home…But Be Careful.
    In Illinois, Country Roads hide danger beneath the beauty. Living in Illinois, particularly central Illinois, offers a great opportunity to spend some time driving down country carol roads. Despite the beauty country roads are one of the most…
Rank this Week: 3862

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration law and visas. By Kalita Law Group, P.C.

http://www.chicagoimmigrationlawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 22

    The Changing Dynamics of U.S. Immigration

    The Changing Dynamics of U.S. Immigration
    China and India have surpassed Mexico for the first time as the top sending countries of immigrants to the United States, according to research conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. While the debate over immigration reform in the United States…
  • Jul 16

    What You May Have Missed About the President's Immigration Action

    What You May Have Missed About the President's Immigration Action
    When the President announced the executive actions he was taking on Immigration back in November, most of the focus was on the expansion of DACA and the creation of DAPA. What a lot of people missed was what the Department of Homeland…
  • Jul 8

    U Visa for Crime Victim

    U Visa for Crime Victim
    A topic that has been getting a lot of attention recently is a certain type of visa known as a U Visa. Because this topic has gotten a lot of attention recently, here is some information about what exactly a U Visa is. If you were the victim…
Rank this Week: 3682

Chicago Injury Lawyers Blog

Chicago Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Cavanagh Law Group.

http://www.chicago-injury-lawyers-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 3153

Chicago Law Source

Chicago Law Source

Features articles on real estate litigation and legal representation. By Alisa Levin.

http://chicagolawsource.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 22

    Levin Law has a new West Town Chicago Location!

    Levin Law has a new West Town Chicago Location!
    News Bulletin!  Levin Law, Ltd. has moved to 2138 W. Chicago Ave, Chicago 60622!  We are accepting clients in the following areas: Real Estate / Transactions & Litigation / Evictions - Landlord/Tenant Construction Collections /…
  • Apr 29

    West Town Chicago - We Have Moved! Levin Law Version 4.0!

    West Town Chicago - We Have Moved! Levin Law Version 4.0!
    Hello All in the Blogosphere!  Welcome to springtime in Chicago, where it's glorious, the flowers are blooming, and we are announcing that we have moved to 819 N. Damen Avenue.  We have triple the space, 100x more pizazz, and we are ready…
  • Mar 18

    Legal Research - Don't Be Fooled By Westlaw Or Lexis - You Will Love Again

    Legal Research - Don't Be Fooled By Westlaw Or Lexis - You Will Love Again
    Hello Chicago Law Sourcers, we are excited to be in full swing into 2015 and rocking and rolling our way through the days.  Today's post is about legal research.  Just a short one, to remind you that your so-called "tried and…
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duilawyerskokie.com

duilawyerskokie.com

Covers Illinois DUI law. By Matt Keenan.

http://duilawyerskokie.com/
  • Jul 20

    IT’S ALL ABOUT THE DRIVING: DUI EVIDENCE IN ILLINOIS

    IT’S ALL ABOUT THE DRIVING: DUI EVIDENCE IN ILLINOIS
    To be convicted of DUI in Illinois, the state must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you were in physical control of a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or another drug. To determine if a defendant was really … Continue…
  • Jul 3

    PROPOSED ILLINOIS LAW TAKES MARIJUANA OUT OF THE DUI TRACE LAW

    PROPOSED ILLINOIS LAW TAKES MARIJUANA OUT OF THE DUI TRACE LAW
    A proposed Illinois law would resolve some of the conflict between liberalized marijuana laws and their impact on DUI. Under a current Illinois law, known as the “trace law,” you may be convicted of DUI if you have any unlawful…
  • Jun 18

    “BUT I WASN’T NEAR MY CAR!”: THE “DRIVING” IN ILLINOIS DUI

    “BUT I WASN’T NEAR MY CAR!”: THE “DRIVING” IN ILLINOIS DUI
    If you are walking down the street, it seems reasonable to assume that you aren’t in the act of driving. Yet, under Illinois law, you can be charged with drunk driving even if you are nowhere near your car. How … Continue reading…
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Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois personal injury law. By Law Offices of John J. Malm, P.C.

http://www.chicago-injury-lawyer.org/
  • Jul 20

    Could Police Begin Spying on Drivers Suspected of Texting Here in Naperville and Surrounding DuPage County?

    Could Police Begin Spying on Drivers Suspected of Texting Here in Naperville and Surrounding DuPage County?
    As a car accident lawyer, I am always looking at what makes us less safe on the road. At the top of this list is distracted driving. In Illinois, drivers are generally allowed to use cell phones, but are prohibited from using cell phones,…
  • Jun 10

    Defective Furniture Responsible for Thousands of Injurie

    Defective Furniture Responsible for Thousands of Injurie
    Most people pay little attention to the furniture in their homes or workplaces, expecting items such as tables and chairs to serve their intended purpose. However, the most basic pieces of furniture can sometimes be defective, causing…
  • Jun 2

    U.S. Sues Michaels Stores Over Shattering Glass Vase

    U.S. Sues Michaels Stores Over Shattering Glass Vase
    The Consumer Products Safety Commission and the Department of Justice jointly announced their filing of litigation against Michaels Stores Inc. over defective glass vases. The complaint, filed April 21, 2015 in the U.S. District Court for…
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HR Law Guy

HR Law Guy

Covers employment relationships in business, sports, the armed forces, and other odd places.

http://hratty.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 17

    A Formal and Significant Re-Write of Title VII

    A Formal and Significant Re-Write of Title VII
    We all knew this was coming, but the EEOC has formally determined that gender orientation is now a protected category under Title VII.This is a significant change in the law, accomplished by fiat, rather than congressional action.  In…
  • Jul 13

    NLRB Foolishness Rejected by the DC Circuit

    NLRB Foolishness Rejected by the DC Circuit
    http://assets.law360news.com/0678000/678058/11-1099-1561845.pdf
  • Jul 12

    NLRB Again Makes It Harder for Investigating Employer

    NLRB Again Makes It Harder for Investigating Employer
    It's no secret that the National Labor Relations Board has been on a crusdade over employer investigations. The last several years have seen decisions that make it much more difficult for an employer to conduct workplace investigations, both…
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Illinois DUI Lawyer Blawg

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blawg

Covers Illinois DUI laws and news. By Harvatin Law Offices.

http://www.illinoisduilawyerblawg.com/
  • Jul 16

    Ten Illinois Cities with the Most DUI Arrest

    Ten Illinois Cities with the Most DUI Arrest
    Based on close to 700 surveys given to law enforcement agencies throughout the state, the Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists (AAIM) compiled crucial statistics regarding DUI arrests in Illinois. AAIM, a non-profit citizens’ action…
  • Jul 1

    Six Hundred California Traffic Cases Under Review for Corruption

    Six Hundred California Traffic Cases Under Review for Corruption
    Hundreds of court cases in Orange County, California are under review amid allegations that someone forged court records to fix DUI and other traffic cases.  The FBI and Orange County prosecutors are…
  • Jun 9

    Illinois Bill Setting Legal Marijuana Limit Awaits Governor’s Signature

    Illinois Bill Setting Legal Marijuana Limit Awaits Governor’s Signature
    A bill setting 15 nanograms as the THC threshold for DUI-marijuana is awaiting the governor’s signature. Governor Rauner has 60 days to decide whether to sign it or veto it. Under the current law, a driver caught with any…
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FMLA Insights

FMLA Insights

Covers the Family Medical Leave Act. By Franczek Radelet.

http://www.fmlainsights.com
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Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer…

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Focuses on Illinois nursing home abuse and neglect. By Abels & Annes, P.C.

http://www.illinoisnursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 15

    Criminal Charges Pending after Cameras Capture Nursing Home Abuse

    Criminal Charges Pending after Cameras Capture Nursing Home Abuse
    Debate is raging in much of the country over the use of surveillance videos or hidden cameras in nursing homes. Advocates argue that the cameras can be vitally important in insuring that our most vulnerable citizens receive the care and…
  • Jun 22

    Hidden Camera Captures Assault of Nursing Home Patient by Employee

    Hidden Camera Captures Assault of Nursing Home Patient by Employee
    In every state in the nation, debates are raging over how best to protect the vulnerable citizens that are confined to nursing homes from abuse, neglect, and harm that they may face. Some states are enacting laws to increase oversight of…
  • May 20

    Nursing Home Death Sparks Investigation into Abuse Claim

    Nursing Home Death Sparks Investigation into Abuse Claim
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 1.4 million Americans live in nursing homes. Not only are the lives of these individuals affected by nursing home safety and protocols within the homes but their loved ones, family…
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Attorneys Creative Roundtable

Attorneys Creative Roundtable

Covers the legal profession including the future of the profession, legal careers and law schools. By George S. Bellas.

http://www.attorneyscreativeroundtable.com/
  • Jul 13

    Secondments: A New Type of Legal Employment

    Secondments: A New Type of Legal Employment
    I assume you are aware that we are now several years into an era of fundamental disruptions in the foundations of the law business.  Yet even as technology and other mega-forces drive this rapid and sometimes painful evolution, there are…
  • Jun 20

    Artificial Intelligence: The Law Machine In Your Future

    Artificial Intelligence: The Law Machine In Your Future
         Everyone knows that technology has transformed every industry, market sector and profession, but few really understand how Artificial Intelligence (sometimes referred to as AI) is about to change everything…
  • Jun 1

    A Hopeful Glimpse Into Law’s Future From A Surprising Source

    A Hopeful Glimpse Into Law’s Future From A Surprising Source
    Even as the legal profession undergoes painful change, new opportunities arise! In this column, I often engage in what some might call alarmism and others might call realism. Whatever you want to call it, if you don’t already know…
Rank this Week: 2931

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Comments on nursing home legal issues. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicagonursinghomelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3004

McLean County Divorce

McLean County Divorce

Covers Illinois family law. By Jon D. McLaughlin.

http://mcleancountydivorce.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 9

    New legislation brings Illinois Parentage Act up to date

    New legislation brings Illinois Parentage Act up to date
    In addition to the comprehensive family-law overhaul embodied in SB 57, the General Assembly also passed and sent to the governor HB 1531, a rewrite of the Parentage Act of 1984. The new Parentage Act of 2015 brings Illinois law in…
  • Jun 26

    New Illinois Divorce Laws May Be Headed Our Way!

    New Illinois Divorce Laws May Be Headed Our Way!
    Family law rewrite goes to the governorBy Matthew HectorAfter years of effort, a major reworking of Illinois family law passes the General Assembly.A major overhaul of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act ("IMDMA"),…
  • Apr 17

    New (sorta of) Way to Get Retroactive Child Support in Illinoi

    New (sorta of) Way to Get Retroactive Child Support in Illinoi
    In re Marriage of RochaIllinois Appellate CourtCivil CourtCitationCase Number: 2015 IL App (3d) 140470Decision Date: April 15, 2015District: 3d Dist.Division/County: Will Co.Justice: WRIGHTHolding: Affirmed and remanded with…
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Chicago Car Accident Lawyers Blog

Chicago Car Accident Lawyers Blog

Covers Chicago car, bus, bicycle, truck and pedestrian accidents. By Abels & Annes, P.C.

http://www.chicagocaraccidentlawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 6

    Unidentified Fleeing Driver Kills Pedestrian in Chicago

    Unidentified Fleeing Driver Kills Pedestrian in Chicago
    When a pedestrian is involved in a traffic collision, the results are almost always calamitous for the victim. In fact, in 2013, there were 4,718 pedestrian accidents in the State of Illinois. Of those, 4,419 caused injuries and 115 were…
  • Jun 28

    Collision between Bicyclist and Automobile Kills 1 in Illinoi

    Collision between Bicyclist and Automobile Kills 1 in Illinoi
    The rights of bicyclists are clearly defined by the laws of the State of Illinois, yet every day, those rights continue to be threatened and they continue to be ignored. In some cases, one cyclists ignores the rights of another. In other…
  • Jun 17

    Act Safely During Blackhawks Victory Parade and Rally

    Act Safely During Blackhawks Victory Parade and Rally
    On Monday night, the Chicago Blackhawks secured the NHL championship and the coveted Stanley Cup trophy by defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning. Now, with the historic trophy back in Chicago for the next year, the city is coming together to…
Rank this Week: 4390

Cary J. Wintroub & Associates Law…

Cary J. Wintroub & Associates Law Blog

Covers personal injury news.

http://www.cjw-law.com/category/law-blog/
  • Jun 29

    5 ways motorcycles differ from car

    5 ways motorcycles differ from car
    Cars and trucks are not the only types of motor vehicles to travel along Chicago roadways. Many Illinois motorists are choosing fuel-efficient motorcycles as their main form of transportation, especially during the warmer months of the year.…
  • Jun 23

    Will increased speed on Illinois toll roads really lower accidents rate?

    Will increased speed on Illinois toll roads really lower accidents rate?
    Many Illinois motorists drive cautiously on state roadways in order to stay within the posted speed limit. The House passed a bill in December of 2014, however, that will raise the speed limit on several stretches of toll roads in and around…
  • May 8

    Are car insurance companies cutting corners in auto repairs?

    Are car insurance companies cutting corners in auto repairs?
    Car insurance is required in nearly all states, including Illinois. Drivers who obey the law and diligently pay their premiums may expect fair treatment from their insurance companies. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. According to…
Rank this Week: 3224

Illinois Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Illinois Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers mortgages, consumer debt, and bankruptcy. By M. Hedayat + Associates, P.C.

http://www.illinoisbankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 19

    Attorney Fees Not Recoverable

    Attorney Fees Not Recoverable
    As stated by the Supreme Court: requiring Bankruptcy Attorneys to bear the costs of their fee-defense litigation under 330(a)(1) "creates no disincentive to bankruptcy practice." Hear that Bankruptcy lawyers? You're on your own.
  • Jun 12

    Dueling Claim

    Dueling Claim
    7th Circuit Court of Appeals holds that auctioning off a lawsuit owned by a Debtor in Bankruptcy placed the claim-buyer ahead of other creditors; it also found that the claim-buyer had not been a "good faith" purchaser, and that no valid…
  • Jun 12

    Ch. 7 Lien Strip Still No Go

    Ch. 7 Lien Strip Still No Go
    The Court stated conclusively that a Debtor in a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy may not void a junior mortgage lien under §506(d) even when the value of the senior mortgage lien exceeds the value of the Debtor's home if the junior claim is secured…
Rank this Week: 3738

Bed Sore FAQs

Bed Sore FAQs

Provides medical-legal information concerning the development of bed sores. By Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers.

http://www.bedsorefaq.com/
  • Jun 17

    Elder Abuse Pervasive, But Widely Undetected

    Elder Abuse Pervasive, But Widely Undetected
    Every year, more than 33,000 seniors become victims of physical, emotional, sexual, mental and financial abuse or abandonment in the state of Maine. Unfortunately, many elderly senior citizens in the state become victims of financial fraud…
  • Jun 10

    Mississippi Nursing Home Patients More Prone to Bed Sore

    Mississippi Nursing Home Patients More Prone to Bed Sore
    As of January 2015, Mississippi and New Jersey tied with the fifth highest rate of facility-acquired bedsores in nursing home environments in the U.S. In an announcement by the federal government, the rating system based on self-reporting and…
  • Jun 3

    New Hampshire Nursing Homes May See Staffing Levels Cut

    New Hampshire Nursing Homes May See Staffing Levels Cut
    Nursing home administrators in New Hampshire have pushed back against the government’s proposal to cut reimbursement rates on Medicaid. The cutbacks that could be as much a $7 million this year are the results of a nearly $58 million…
Rank this Week: 3772

J. Paye in Brief

J. Paye in Brief

Profiles athletes, business professionals and celebrities and discusses current events and entertainment news.

http://jpaye.com/in-brief/
  • Jun 14

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
  • Feb 25

    Legal Breakdown of why Quincy Turned Down Role on Empire

    Legal Breakdown of why Quincy Turned Down Role on Empire
        “The Lucious Lyon I knew would tell those idiots the streets aren’t made for everybody. That’s why they made sidewalks.” -Cookie Lyon Every Wednesday night,  Cookie Lyon on FOX’s hit show…
  • Feb 25

    Legal Breakdown of why Quincy Turned Down Role on Empire

    Legal Breakdown of why Quincy Turned Down Role on Empire
        “The Lucious Lyon I knew would tell those idiots the streets aren’t made for everybody. That’s why they made sidewalks.” -Cookie Lyon Every Wednesday night,  Cookie Lyon on FOX’s hit show…
Rank this Week: 4161

Zevan & Davidson Law Firm, LLC…

Zevan & Davidson Law Firm, LLC Blog

Covers personal injury and medical malpractice law in Missouri and Illinois.

http://www.zevandavidson.com/category/blog/
  • Jun 10

    Fatal Consequences of Ectopic Pregnancy Misdiagnosi

    Fatal Consequences of Ectopic Pregnancy Misdiagnosi
    Birth injuries are an unfortunate reality faced by thousands of babies and their parents every year. Pregnancy is one of the most exciting phases in a couple’s life. It can bring cheer and hope to the entire family. However, some…
  • Jun 2

    Missouri Statute of Limitations for Birth Injurie

    Missouri Statute of Limitations for Birth Injurie
    It is important to understand the Missouri statute of limitations for birth injury claims and how it may affect your compensation. Most lawsuits have a statute of limitations which must be adhered to. This includes birth injury lawsuits,…
  • May 31

    Preventable Nursing Home Accident

    Preventable Nursing Home Accident
    Studies indicate that over half of all nursing home accidents are preventable. It is not easy to hear when an elderly loved one has been injured or abused at their nursing home. It is even more difficult to find out that the accident could…
Rank this Week: 3134

Chicago Criminal Attorney Blog

Chicago Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law. By Michael C. Rosenblat, P.C.

http://www.chicagocriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 2

    Illinois Looks to Improve Eyewitness Line-up Procedure

    Illinois Looks to Improve Eyewitness Line-up Procedure
    Chicago – As most of us know by now, eyewitness identifications are notoriously bad. Mistaken identifications by eyewitnesses account for the vast majority, roughly 85%, of wrongful convictions, according to some reports. Eyewitness…
  • Mar 5

    Courts Disagree on the Meaning of “Public Disclosure”

    Courts Disagree on the Meaning of “Public Disclosure”
    Chicago – The False Claims Act places several restrictions on a person’s ability to pursue a qui tam case on behalf of the government. One of these restrictions is known as the “public disclosure bar”. The definition…
  • Feb 22

    Court finds Mandatory Prison for Gun Possession Unconstitutional

    Court finds Mandatory Prison for Gun Possession Unconstitutional
    Chicago – The Illinois Supreme Court finally issued its opinion addressing a number of aspects of the Illinois Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon Statute, 720 ILCS 5/24-1.6.  The Court found most importantly that the mandatory…
Rank this Week: 3503