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The Chicago Bicycle Advocate

The Chicago Bicycle Advocate

Covers bicycle defects, accidents and laws. By Brendan H. Kevenides.

http://www.mybikeadvocate.com/
  • Dec 11

    CTA And City Must Do A Better Job Of Protecting Chicago Bicyclist

    CTA And City Must Do A Better Job Of Protecting Chicago Bicyclist
    Riding with buses is no fun.  Until Chicago does a better job of segregating bicycle and bus traffic, like some other North American cities have, cyclists will just have to deal with it. Even experienced city bikers grit their teeth when…
  • Dec 6

    Postal Driver Nearly Delivers Right Hook To Chicago Bicyclist

    Postal Driver Nearly Delivers Right Hook To Chicago Bicyclist
    An aggressive U.S. postal driver nearly delivered a right hook as I rode home in the Kinzie bike lane last night. Illinois law generally requires bicyclists riding slower than motor vehicle traffic to travel along the right side of the…
  • Dec 4

    Chicago Cycling Club Loses Long Time Ride Leader

    Chicago Cycling Club Loses Long Time Ride Leader
    Joe Dickstein (in Blackhawks sweater) withother members of the Chicago Cycling Clubby Anne AltOur local bike community lost someone special this week. Longtime Chicago Cycling Club member and ride leader, Joe Dickstein, died suddenly and…
Rank this Week: 4959

Online Liability Blog

Online Liability Blog

Covers laws and litigation that regulate, challenge and in some cases immunize services offered by Internet websites, online subscription services. By Michael Erdman.

http://onlineliabilityblog.com/
  • Dec 11

    A reprieve for the Internet Tax Freedom Act?

    A reprieve for the Internet Tax Freedom Act?
    We are hours away from the expiration of the most recent extension of the Internet Tax Freedom Act.  While earlier this year the House passed a bill making the relief permanent, we never heard anything from the Senate and the status quo…
  • Oct 24

    Suing the Host: Probably a Bad Idea

    Suing the Host: Probably a Bad Idea
    On August 4, 2010 the Eighth Circuit ruled in Johnson v. Elizabeth Arden dba ComplaintsBoard.com (No. 09-2601), an action involving the posting of allegedly defamatory statements on an internet discussion board. Plaintiffs Mr. and Mrs.…
  • Apr 13

    Section 230 ICP Allegations: Plausible or Possible?

    Section 230 ICP Allegations: Plausible or Possible?
    At the very end of 2009, the Fourth Circuit ruled in Nemet Chevrolet v. Consumeraffairs.com.  Sadly, I’m just now getting around to blogging about it.
Rank this Week: 4717

Illinois Estate Planning &…

Illinois Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

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

http://www.illinoisestateplanningandelderlawblog.com/
  • Dec 11

    Illinois Law and Independent Estate Administration

    Illinois Law and Independent Estate Administration
    Under Illinois law, the executor or administrator of an estate may open the Probate proceedings with the court as an Independent Administration. Under Independent Administration, the executor or administrator has authority to administer most…
  • Dec 5

    Illinois Estate Planning and Retirement Plan

    Illinois Estate Planning and Retirement Plan
    In Kelly Greens’s article in the Wall Street Journal, she points out that having a Will or a Living Trust doesn’t necessarily affect your estate planning for your retirement assets. This is because retirement benefits are passed…
  • Nov 25

    Illinois Law and Your Virtual Estate

    Illinois Law and Your Virtual Estate
    In an article in Smart Money Magazine, Tania Karas points out the importance of securing and transferring your virtual estate upon death. Your virtual estate is the body of nontangible, digital assets an individual creates and stores on his…
Rank this Week: 4375

Michael A. Meschino Blog

Michael A. Meschino Blog

Covers Illinois family law.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelaw.org/blog/
  • Dec 8

    4 components that should be in your will

    4 components that should be in your will
    Putting together a last will and testament does more that determine how property will be allocated after a death; it can also give people peace of mind. Without such a document, state laws will determine how people’s assets are divided…
  • Dec 7

    Update your estate plan annually

    Update your estate plan annually
    When an Illinois man suddenly died of a heart attack, he left behind a death benefit policy of more than $400,000. According to The National Law Review, the policy had listed his wife of just three years as the beneficiary. However, the…
  • Dec 6

    Many factors can affect breath test result

    Many factors can affect breath test result
    A 50-year-old Illinois woman was charged with felony aggravated DUI after she allegedly struck a 10-year-old girl with her vehicle and drove away. According to ABC 7 Chicago, law enforcement tracked down the driver and said they could smell…
Rank this Week: 2395

duilawyerskokie.com

duilawyerskokie.com

Covers Illinois DUI law. By Matt Keenan.

http://duilawyerskokie.com/
  • Dec 8

    FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS: DUI TESTING IN ILLINOIS

    FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS: DUI TESTING IN ILLINOIS
    After leaving the bar, you blew a stop sign. Unfortunately, police were watching and stopped you for DUI. You agreed to take some field sobriety tests. Although you thought you passed, the officer arrested you. You walked a straight line…
  • Nov 21

    NEW SUPREME COURT LAW ON ANONYMOUS TIPS AND DUI

    NEW SUPREME COURT LAW ON ANONYMOUS TIPS AND DUI
    Police are allowed to stop drivers based on anonymous tips. The key question is whether the tip was reliable enough to provide probable cause for the stop. The Supreme Court just made that job a lot easier for the prosecution. ……
  • Nov 3

    LOOKING BACKWARDS: HOW THE STATE PROVES YOUR BLOOD ALCOHOL WAS HIGHER THAN YOUR BREATHALYZER RESULT

    LOOKING BACKWARDS: HOW THE STATE PROVES YOUR BLOOD ALCOHOL WAS HIGHER THAN YOUR BREATHALYZER RESULT
    You had several drinks at the bar before you drove home. Police stopped you for a moving violation and arrested you for DUI. At the police station, you agree to take the breathalyzer. The reading is .077, just below the … Continue…
Rank this Week: 2472

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse…

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Blog

Covers Illinois Nursing Home Abuse, news, updates and commentary. Published by Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.

http://www.illinoisnursinghomeabuselawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 8

    Nursing Homes Sued for Overmedicating, Defrauding Medicaid

    Nursing Homes Sued for Overmedicating, Defrauding Medicaid
    The New Mexico attorney general recently filed a lawsuit against one of the country's largest nursing home chains, Preferred Care Partners Management Group, for defrauding Medicaid and causing the neglect and mistreatment of residents.…
  • Dec 8

    Nursing Homes Sued for Overmedicating, Defrauding Medicaid

    Nursing Homes Sued for Overmedicating, Defrauding Medicaid
    The New Mexico attorney general recently filed a lawsuit against one of the country's largest nursing home chains, Preferred Care Partners Management Group, for defrauding Medicaid and causing the neglect and mistreatment of residents.…
  • Nov 17

    Country's Worst Nursing Homes Receive Federal Insurance

    Country's Worst Nursing Homes Receive Federal Insurance
    The Center for Public Integrity recently revealed that hundreds of the country's lowest-rated nursing homes are receiving federally-backed, guaranteed mortgages. This assistance is worth billions of dollars, so why is it being given to…
Rank this Week: 3513

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Kollias & Giese.

http://www.dupagecountydivorcelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2376

the wasserblawg

the wasserblawg

Provides Chicago residential real estate information for buyers and sellers. By Michael H. Wasserman.

http://wasserblawg.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 6

    Sign the ATA petition to separate bicyclists and pedestrians on the Lakefront Trail

    Sign the ATA petition to separate bicyclists and pedestrians on the Lakefront Trail
    by: Michael H. WassermanAccording to Active Transportation Alliance, the 18-mile Chicago lakefront path is the busiest trail in the country, with peak usage at more than 30,000 users per day during the summer. (Lucky me) it is also the…
  • Mar 28

    FNMA Extends Spring First Look Closing Cost Promo

    FNMA Extends Spring First Look Closing Cost Promo
    by Michael H. WassermanThe spring 3.5% closing cost credit incentive offered on newly listed Fannie Mae “HomePath” properties has been extended for one more month. Introduced back in February, the original program applied to…
  • Mar 25

    EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN: Return of the Sub-Prime Loan

    EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN: Return of the Sub-Prime Loan
    The mortgage industry is poised to start making sub-prime mortgage loans again. CNN Money reports that several smaller lenders are now offering loan products to borrowers with credit scores of 640 and lower. Last month, Wells announced it…
Rank this Week: 2458

Illinois Bicycle Law

Illinois Bicycle Law

Covers Illinois cycling laws and news. By Michael Keating.

http://www.illinoisbicyclelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 4610

Constitutional & Legal Education…

Constitutional & Legal Education News

Covers constitutional and legal issues in a non-lawyerly way. By David J. Shestokas.

http://www.shestokas.com/
  • Dec 4

    Sixth Amendment’s Right to a Jury in Criminal Case

    Sixth Amendment’s Right to a Jury in Criminal Case
    The list of colonial grievances against King George included in the Declaration of Independence: “For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury: … He has abdicated Government here…” In Article III,…
  • Nov 21

    Sarah Hale’s Letter and Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

    Sarah Hale’s Letter and Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation
    In September, 1863, Sarah J. Hale’s fifteen year effort to have the last Thursday of November become a nationally recognized day of Thanksgiving became a reality when, in the midst of the Civil War, Lincoln issued a proclamation in…
  • Nov 17

    Sixth Amendment’s Public Trial: From Communal Duty to Accused’s Right

    Sixth Amendment’s Public Trial: From Communal Duty to Accused’s Right
    The Constitution’s Bill of Rights contains many procedural protections for those the government accuses of having committed a crime.  Among them is the Sixth Amendment right to a “public…
Rank this Week: 3058

Lori Levin Blog

Lori Levin Blog

Covers Illinois criminal justice, juvenile justice, guardianship and mental health law issues.

http://www.lorilevinlaw.com/blog.html
  • Dec 4

    New United States Department of Justice Report on Crimes Against the Elderly

    New United States Department of Justice Report on Crimes Against the Elderly
        Recently, the Bureau of Justice Statistics of the US Department of Justice released a report "Crimes Against the Elderly, 2003-2013." http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/cae0313.pdf Some of the findings, which are based on…
  • Nov 21

    Pursuing a DCFS administrative appeal

    Pursuing a DCFS administrative appeal
          Following an investigation of abuse or neglect of a child, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) may determine that the subject of the investigation has committed those acts. This…
  • Sep 11

     Assistance for students facing university disciplinary hearing

     Assistance for students facing university disciplinary hearing
        As a criminal defense attorney, I have been called upon to advise students facing disciplinary bodies within their university or college. Recently, due, in part, to the United States Department of Education investigating a…
Rank this Week: 3557

7th Circuit Criminal Law Alert

7th Circuit Criminal Law Alert

Summarizes the week's criminal law decisons by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. By Michael J. Petro.

http://mjpetro.typepad.com/7th_circuit_alert/
  • Dec 2

    USSG 2D1.1: Court's Failure to Explicitly State Drug Quantity Leads to Reversal

    USSG 2D1.1: Court's Failure to Explicitly State Drug Quantity Leads to Reversal
    United States v. Garrett. No. 13-1182. Background. Dwayne Garrett was found guilty of possessing with intent to distribute 50 or more grams of crack cocaine and sentenced to 190 months in prison. He appeals both his conviction and sentence.…
  • Oct 31

    FRE 803 Excited Utterance Exception - Boilerplate Rule

    FRE 803 Excited Utterance Exception - Boilerplate Rule
    United States v. Zuniga No. 13-1557. On November 2, 2009, Mario Zuniga was at a bar playing pool with friends when Beatrice Suarez, an ex-girlfriend, entered the bar and slapped him across his face. Zuniga immediately took Suarez out the...
  • Oct 15

    Handy Chart Determines If Driver of Rental Car Has Standing to Contest Search

    Handy Chart Determines If Driver of Rental Car Has Standing to Contest Search
    United States of America v. Kenyon R. Walton. No. 14-1177. On August 29, 2012, Walton was a passenger in a rented Chevrolet Suburban driven by his companion, Darrallyn Smoot, when the pair was pulled over on an interstate highway for...
Rank this Week: 4146

Law Offices of Robert H. Glorch…

Law Offices of Robert H. Glorch Blog

Illinois attorney blog for estate planning, wills, trusts and probate.

http://www.illinoisestateplan.com/blog
  • Dec 2

    Illinois Power of Attorney for Health Care Gets Makeover in 2015

    Illinois Power of Attorney for Health Care Gets Makeover in 2015
    It seems like just yesterday that I was revising our forms and explaining the brand-new ‘Illinois Statutory Short Form Power of Attorney for Health Care’ (“PAH”). Three years goes by quickly. Apparently, the…
  • Nov 21

    Guest Blog: Relational Estate Planning

    Guest Blog: Relational Estate Planning
    Today’s post is a guest blog written by Stephanie Heavey about Relational Estate Planning. For more information, contact Stephanie at r.estplanner@gmail.com You just breathed a sigh of relief. The “t’s” have been…
  • Nov 12

    WBEZ Tech Shift Podcasts on Death in the Digital Age

    WBEZ Tech Shift Podcasts on Death in the Digital Age
    A couple weeks ago, Chicago’s public radio station WBEZ 91.5 FM, ran a series of four short podcasts on its ‘Tech Shift’ channel on the subject of death in the digital age and how technology is changing the way we handle…
Rank this Week: 3072

Chicago Business Lawyer Blog

Chicago Business Lawyer Blog

Comments on business law. By Bellas & Wachowski.

http://www.parkridgeattorney.com/
  • Dec 1

    What the Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Means To Employer

    What the Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Means To Employer
    llinois’ Medical Marijuana Program Act goes into full effect on January 1, 2015. It may not be the top item on your “things to deal with in the New Year” list, but if you are a small business owner or corporate manager…
  • Nov 19

    A Delicate Balance: Legal Exposure During the Ebola Crisi

    A Delicate Balance: Legal Exposure During the Ebola Crisi
    Weeks after Nurse Kaci Hickox’s battles with the government of Maine over enforcement of a quarantine order, her personal predicament serves as something of a microcosm for larger questions about handling the Ebola situation and…
  • Oct 23

    New Wage Rules for Home Care Worker

    New Wage Rules for Home Care Worker
         Implementation of the new rules extending the minimum wage protections to home care employees have been delayed.  Comprised of about two million workers nationwide, this low wage labor group remains marginalized and…
Rank this Week: 2954

Bed Sore FAQs

Bed Sore FAQs

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

http://www.bedsorefaq.com/
  • Nov 27

    Illinois Nursing Home Faces Lawsuit After Patient Dies Due To Neglect

    Illinois Nursing Home Faces Lawsuit After Patient Dies Due To Neglect
    On January 28, 2013, Hazel Hendricks was found in her Wood River nursing home room unresponsive with low oxygen saturation and food still in her mouth.  As could be expected from this anomaly, a lawsuit soon followed.  A complaint…
  • Oct 27

    $25 Billion Problem: Push Towards Prevention Of Wounds Like Bed Sore

    $25 Billion Problem: Push Towards Prevention Of Wounds Like Bed Sore
    If you or a loved one has ever spent time significant time confined to bed or to a wheel chair, you are probably aware of the problem of bed sores (also know as pressure sores or decubitis ulcers).  You may even know someone that has…
  • Sep 27

    Hidden Cameras Capture Abuse of Nursing Home Patient

    Hidden Cameras Capture Abuse of Nursing Home Patient
    Imagine being bedridden due to illness.  Unable to speak or stand up for yourself you watch in horror as your doctors and nurses abandon you.  Then, to add insult to injury, they cover up their misdeeds and lie about their…
Rank this Week: 3274

Bed Sore FAQ

Bed Sore FAQ

Features articles, FAQs, and medical-legal resources on the development of bed sores while at a medical facility. By Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers.

http://www.bedsorefaq.com/
  • Nov 27

    Illinois Nursing Home Faces Lawsuit After Patient Dies Due To Neglect

    Illinois Nursing Home Faces Lawsuit After Patient Dies Due To Neglect
    On January 28, 2013, Hazel Hendricks was found in her Wood River nursing home room unresponsive with low oxygen saturation and food still in her mouth.  As could be expected from this anomaly, a lawsuit soon followed.  A complaint…
  • Oct 27

    $25 Billion Problem: Push Towards Prevention Of Wounds Like Bed Sore

    $25 Billion Problem: Push Towards Prevention Of Wounds Like Bed Sore
    If you or a loved one has ever spent time significant time confined to bed or to a wheel chair, you are probably aware of the problem of bed sores (also know as pressure sores or decubitis ulcers).  You may even know someone that has…
  • Sep 27

    Hidden Cameras Capture Abuse of Nursing Home Patient

    Hidden Cameras Capture Abuse of Nursing Home Patient
    Imagine being bedridden due to illness.  Unable to speak or stand up for yourself you watch in horror as your doctors and nurses abandon you.  Then, to add insult to injury, they cover up their misdeeds and lie about their…
Rank this Week: 3620

Malman Law Injury Blog

Malman Law Injury Blog

Covers recent cases, helpful tips, and research with personal injury, workers compensation, accident injuries, nursing home neglect and abuse, medical malpractice, and wrongful death.

http://www.malmanlaw.com/malman-law-injury-blog
  • Nov 24

    Truck Accident Lawyers Will Pull Out the Big Guns on the Big Rig

    Truck Accident Lawyers Will Pull Out the Big Guns on the Big Rig
    Some people become nervous when driving on the highway next to a large truck, and there’s a reason for it. Whether you call it an 18-wheeler, a semi, or a big rig, an accident with a truck can cause significantly more damage than one…
  • Nov 24

    Getting Back on the Road with a Personal Injury Attorney

    Getting Back on the Road with a Personal Injury Attorney
    Vehicle accidents are one of the most common types of personal injury. Unfortunately, they often come with bodily harm, medical and financial concerns, and lost life. When you have been the victim of a personal injury, recovery and returning…
  • Nov 24

    Car Accident Attorneys Can Help Process Accident Insurance

    Car Accident Attorneys Can Help Process Accident Insurance
    A car accident is never anticipated, but just about everyone will be involved in one at some point. According to a 2011 Forbes news story, the average American files a car insurance claim every 17.9 years. This means for most people, a…
Rank this Week: 2881

Chicago Trial Attorney Blog

Chicago Trial Attorney Blog

Covers business, contracts, and nursing home negligence litigation. By Philip J. Berenz.

http://www.counseloroffices.net/
Rank this Week: 4544

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/
  • Nov 21

    The Tortoise and The Lobster

    The Tortoise and The Lobster
    The Legal Profession Is Losing the Technology Race Faster Than You Think      The legal profession continues to move at its traditionally measured tempo even as the winds of change blow past us like a rocket plane passing a…
  • Oct 20

    Recommended Reading for the 21st Century Lawyer

    Recommended Reading for the 21st Century Lawyer
    If you love the legal profession as I do, nothing beats the actual practice of law, to the point that one can forget sometimes that a law practice is also a business.  But there is no getting around the fact that law is simultaneously a…
  • Aug 7

    The Rise of the Machine

    The Rise of the Machine
    Rise of the Machine – Are Lawyers about to be Replaced? We have no need to fear machine overlords anytime soon, at least according to Steve Rattner, an investment advisor writing for the New York Times.  Though as an investment…
Rank this Week: 2139

Auto Accident Lawyers Blog

Auto Accident Lawyers Blog

Covers Chicago car accidents, bus accidents and bike accidents. By the Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.

http://www.autoaccidentlawyers-blog.com/
  • Nov 20

    Adult Males and City Cyclists Most Likely to Suffer Fatal Accident

    Adult Males and City Cyclists Most Likely to Suffer Fatal Accident
    A report released last month regarding cyclist safety has prompted significant outcry in the media and among public advocates. The report, published by the Governors Highway Safety Association, noted that the number of bicyclists killed on…
  • Nov 6

    Guardrail Company Responsible for Deaths Ordered to Pay $175 Million

    Guardrail Company Responsible for Deaths Ordered to Pay $175 Million
    Trinity Highway Products will have to pay about $175 million for selling dangerous guardrails that are linked to dozens of deaths and injuries. The ET-Plus guardrail systems were the focus of a whistleblower lawsuit, where a former employee…
  • Oct 28

    Illinois Fifth Most Dangerous State for Cyclist

    Illinois Fifth Most Dangerous State for Cyclist
    National report by the Governors Highway Safety Association found that Illinois ranks among the top states for bicyclist fatalities in the country. On top of this, the overall number of bicyclist deaths is actually rising, at a rate of about…
Rank this Week: 3241

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/
  • Nov 17

    2 Legal Lesson Learned from Lifetime’s Failed Aaliyah Biopic

    2 Legal Lesson Learned from Lifetime’s Failed Aaliyah Biopic
      Lifetime’s Aaliyah biopic, Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B, aired Saturday night and sent the internet into an uproar.  Viewers took to their social media accounts and expressed extreme disappointment in the film. One of…
  • May 30

    J. Paye Article in Jet Magazine

    J. Paye Article in Jet Magazine
    Check out an article written by Johnetta Paye, Esq entitled:  3 Entrepreneurial Lessons Learned from Loss in Jet Magazine!
  • May 30

    J. Paye Article in Jet Magazine

    J. Paye Article in Jet Magazine
    Check out an article written by Johnetta Paye, Esq entitled:  3 Entrepreneurial Lessons Learned from Loss in Jet Magazine!
Rank this Week: 3856

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blog

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers traffic stops and DUI defense. By Gullberg, Box & Worby LLC.

http://www.illinoisduilawyer-blog.com/
  • Nov 15

    The Confrontation Clause in Illinois DUI Case

    The Confrontation Clause in Illinois DUI Case
    The Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees the right for the accused to confront his accuser. This language seems straight-forward enough, but the scope and limitations of this right is ever evolving. Two Supreme Court…
  • Nov 13

    Is it legal to avoid DUI Roadblocks?

    Is it legal to avoid DUI Roadblocks?
    Avoiding Roadblocks Often, motorists will seek to avoid roadblocks for a variety of reasons. They may mistake a roadblock for a traffic accident and make a turn or a U-turn prior to reaching the "entrance." Likewise, motorists may recognize…
  • Apr 23

    WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO KNOWINGLY POSSESS?

    WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO KNOWINGLY POSSESS?
    The Cannabis Control Act states, "It is unlawful for any person to knowingly possess cannabis" (720 ILCS 550/4). The Illinois Controlled Substances Act states, "Except as otherwise stated by this act, it is unlawful for any person to…
Rank this Week: 3802

Uncontested Divorce in Illinois

Uncontested Divorce in Illinois

By David Wolkowitz.

http://uncontesteddivorceinillinois.com/
  • Nov 12

    How is Property Divided in Divorce? FAQ

    How is Property Divided in Divorce? FAQ
    You ask: “How is property divided in an Illinois divorce?” If you are interested in an uncontested divorce in Illinois, maybe you wonder about how property is divided in a divorce in Illinois. In an Illinois divorce, the division…
  • Jun 14

    Divorce Mediation in Illinoi

    Divorce Mediation in Illinoi
    Most people that contact me for an uncontested divorce in Illinois do no need mediation because they have everything worked out. However, there are some people who don’t quite agree, but might be able to come to an agreement after…
  • May 1

    Waiting Periods for Divorce in Illinoi

    Waiting Periods for Divorce in Illinoi
    What is the waiting period for divorce in Illinois? As a Chicago divorce lawyer, I get this question a lot. Not surprisingly, many times people want to get divorced in Illinois as fast as possible. As a state in other articles, uncontested…
Rank this Week: 2542

Chicago Accident Lawyer Blog

Chicago Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident news and case law. By Zneimer & Zneimer, P.C.

http://www.chicagoaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 7

    Driving Speed in Weather-Related Crashe

    Driving Speed in Weather-Related Crashe
    As the season of gloom and doom starts, the Chicago Automobile Collision Attorneys of Zneimer & Zneimer P.C. remind motorists to use caution when traveling in inclement weather. According to the Federal Highway Administration, close to 6…
  • Nov 7

    Winter Season Tire Safety: Reducing Auto Collision

    Winter Season Tire Safety: Reducing Auto Collision
    With the cold weather upon us, now is a good time for motorists to inspect their vehicles and ensure preparedness for the winter season, particular with regard to tires. The Chicago Automobile Collision Attorneys, of Zneimer & Zneimer…
  • Nov 7

    CTA Firings Raise Concerns over the Safety of Public Transportation Passenger

    CTA Firings Raise Concerns over the Safety of Public Transportation Passenger
    The Bus and Train Injury Attorneys of Zneimer & Zneimer P.C. take note of the continued increase in Chicago Transit Authority employee firings, since 2011, when Forrest Claypool took over as president of the agency. According to reports,…
Rank this Week: 4359

Chicago DUI Law Blog

Chicago DUI Law Blog

Covers Chicago criminal and DUI laws. By Ava George Stewart.

http://chicagoduilaw.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 3

    Chicago DUI Attorney Reminds You To Vote

    Chicago DUI Attorney Reminds You To Vote
    Tomorrow is election day.  And like many people, I am busy.  My husband is busy.  We have to work.  I have to pack after work for a flight for a memorial service.  But we voted already.  We prefer to vote early…
  • Feb 21

    Chicago DUI Attorney Comments on DUIs Without Alcohol Consumption

    Chicago DUI Attorney Comments on DUIs Without Alcohol Consumption
    This Chicago DUI attorney regularly gets told that you can't be charged with a DUI because no alcohol was consumed.  I've posted here, here, and here that this is not true.  Still it is clear that people really think you can't get…
  • Jan 6

    Chicago DUI Lawyer Knows It Is Cold Outside, But The Courts Are Open

    Chicago DUI Lawyer Knows It Is Cold Outside, But The Courts Are Open
    This Chicago DUI lawyer knows today is one to stay inside.  The windchill levels could make today, and the rest of the week, the lowest recorded temperatures on record for the city of Chicago.  How low you ask?  Schools are…
Rank this Week: 4122

Lakeblawg

Lakeblawg

Covers consumer and business bankruptcy, and mortgage foreclosure defense. By Lake Law.

http://www.lakelaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 4505

Chicago Criminal Attorney Blog

Chicago Criminal Attorney Blog

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

http://www.chicagocriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 20

    Court Orders Re-sentencing for 15-year-old

    Court Orders Re-sentencing for 15-year-old
    Chicago, Illinois A fifteen year old was charged and convicted of aggravated criminal sexual assault, rape.  The defendant was tried as an adult and sentenced to 36 years in prison, of which he will have to serve 85%.  The Illinois…
  • Aug 5

    The Fourth Amendment’s Sliding Scale Protection

    The Fourth Amendment’s Sliding Scale Protection
    Chicago – On a Sunday night in Chicago around Armitage and Kildare and Wabansia and Karlov the Chicago Police received numerous 911 calls reporting gunshots in the area. The callers reported to 911 hearing between 5 and 9 shots and…
  • May 10

    Illinois Sentencing Serving 85%

    Illinois Sentencing Serving 85%
     Chicago – Many client and their families want to know if they will have to serve 85% of their sentence to the Illinois Department of Corrections.  Here is the rule from 730 ILCS 5/3-6-3   A prisoner serving a sentence…
Rank this Week: 2063

Federal Criminal Lawyer

Federal Criminal Lawyer

Covers federal crimes, sentencing guidelines, and procedure. By Lewis Gainor.

http://www.federalcriminallawyer.us/
  • Oct 19

    Keeping your record clean after an arrest for retail theft

    Keeping your record clean after an arrest for retail theft
    Getting arrested for retail theft can have serious consequences on someone’s future. If someone is caught committing retail theft, they will typically be approached by a loss prevention specialist or an agent of the store after they…
  • Oct 5

    Summary suspension of a driver’s license after DUI arrest: an explanation of Illinois law

    Summary suspension of a driver’s license after DUI arrest: an explanation of Illinois law
    Getting arrested for a DUI can be a scary ordeal. In most cases, a driver is driving late at night and suddenly pulled over for a traffic violation. Once the police officer approaches the vehicle and detects even a slight odor of an alcoholic…
  • Dec 22

    Driving under the influence of alcohol: a summary of Illinois law

    Driving under the influence of alcohol: a summary of Illinois law
    While driving under the influence is a misdemeanor offense, the consequences may be more serious than a felony. This is because a conviction has additional penalties not seen for other crimes. A conviction for DUI results in a revoked…
Rank this Week: 4707

Chicago Family Law Blog

Chicago Family Law Blog

Covers child custody, child support, divorce and property division. By Alan Pearlman.

http://www.chicagofamilylawblog.com/
  • Oct 16

    Inheritance Rights of Spouses after Separation and Divorce

    Inheritance Rights of Spouses after Separation and Divorce
     Most people are aware that a surviving spouse is usually entitled to inherit all or a large portion of the estate of a deceased spouse. Fewer understand the effect on estates if one spouse dies during a legal separation or after a…
  • Oct 16

    Keeping Assets in a Custodial Account for a Minor

    Keeping Assets in a Custodial Account for a Minor
     Minors have no legal capacity to manage property. Thus, transferring property and other assets to minors can be problematic. For example, parents or other adults may wish to convey a small amount of property to a minor without investing…
  • Aug 13

    DOMA Defines "Marriage" as Union of Man and Woman

    DOMA Defines "Marriage" as Union of Man and Woman
     The federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was signed into law by President Clinton on September 21, 1996. DOMA defines “marriage” to consist exclusively as a heterosexual union of a man and a woman. Further, DOMA directs…
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Springfield Injury Lawyer Blog

Springfield Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois personal injury, medical malpractice and workers compensation law. By Ackerman Law Office, P.C.

http://www.springfieldinjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • Oct 5

    Caselaw Update

    Caselaw Update
    I spoke at the Illinois Trial Lawyers seminar in September 2014. I gave an update on tort law.  Below is a breakdown of the cases that I discussed.  There were a few already on this blog that I did not include.  Enjoy.…
  • Jun 24

    Lady Commits Suicide When Her Landlord Destroys Her Building Around Her

    Lady Commits Suicide When Her Landlord Destroys Her Building Around Her
    In one of the weirdest fact patterns in a long time the appellate court ruled on intentional infliction of emotional distress is a suicide case. Obviously, the law must accommodate even extremely weird fact patterns and this case is weird.…
  • May 25

    Setoff

    Setoff
    In Segovia vs. Romero the first district appellate court clarified what money a defendant may set off against a judgement. The case is somewhat unusual procedurally. The plaintiff in this case was the wife of a State Farm insured. The…
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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/
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Illinois Criminal Defender Voice

Illinois Criminal Defender Voice

Offers news, updates and insight on Illinois criminal law. By Donald Delbert.

http://www.illinoiscriminaldefendervoice.com
  • Sep 18

    I Love Walking My Dog

    I Love Walking My Dog
    One thing that gives me great happiness is seeing a pack of dogs walking. Whether they are walking in the park or in the street, looking at them just seems so therapeutic. A dog alone may be cute, but a pack of dogs is definitely so much…
  • Aug 18

    MMA Fighter?

    MMA Fighter?
    I’ve always love MMA fights… I know that that’s a kind of sadistic taking pleasure from watching someone inflicting pain on others… but I love it. Well fighters know all the risks and they’re paid to do it! But…
  • Aug 12

    Reason to Lose Weight

    Reason to Lose Weight
    I have a very close friend that likes to eat a lot… The problem is that he doesn’t like activity… So whenever I see him… he’s with a beer on one hand and a burger on the other. Yesterday I had a huge…
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Fahnert Family Law Office

Fahnert Family Law Office

Discusses how to avoid mistakes and obtain a better outcome in your divorce. By Marie Fahnert.

http://www.justdivorceblog.com/
  • Sep 10

    DIVORCE LAWYER CHICAGO

    DIVORCE LAWYER CHICAGO
    Marie Fahnert is a divorce lawyer in Chicago, Illinois. She has devoted her career exclusively to family law and the associated financial and child-related issues of maintenance (spousal support), child-custody, child-support, division of…
  • Aug 5

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  • Aug 1

    Does ethnicity matter in a divorce?

    Does ethnicity matter in a divorce?
    When I saw Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TED speech, The danger of a single story, it brought back memories of case I dealt with last year. Maybe if the people involved in the case had seen this video, they would have been more aware of…
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BIZ LAW DDS

BIZ LAW DDS

Law blog for Wisconsin and Illinois dentists. By the Gauthier Law Group, LLC.

http://www.bizlawdds.com
  • Sep 5

    How to Negotiate a Dental Office Lease

    How to Negotiate a Dental Office Lease
    One of the most valuable assets of a health care practice is its location. If you do not own that location, it is extremely important that you secure the value of this key asset through a well-drafted medical office lease. … Continue…
  • May 8

    Wisconsin Senate Approves Non-Covered Services Legislation

    Wisconsin Senate Approves Non-Covered Services Legislation
    Yesterday, the Wisconsin Senate, by an overwhelming vote of 30 to 3, passed a bill that prohibits insurers from setting fees for dental and related services not covered by their policies.  This non-covered services bill was approved by…
  • Apr 18

    Wisconsin Assembly Approves Limits on Price Setting by Dental Insurer

    Wisconsin Assembly Approves Limits on Price Setting by Dental Insurer
    On Wednesday, April 17, 2013, the Wisconsin Assembly, by a vote of 89 to 8, passed a bill that prohibits insurers who provide limited-scope dental benefit policies from setting fees for dental and related services not covered by those…
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The Real Estate Blawg

The Real Estate Blawg

Covers Wisconsin and Illinois real estate law.

http://www.therealestateblawg.com
  • Sep 5

    How to Negotiate Your Medical Office Lease

    How to Negotiate Your Medical Office Lease
    One of the most valuable assets of a health care practice is its location. If you do not own that location, it is extremely important that you secure the value of this key asset through a well-drafted medical office lease. … Continue…
  • Aug 26

    4 Tips on Negotiating Startup Office Lease

    4 Tips on Negotiating Startup Office Lease
    Ready to move your startup out of the garage and into real office space? Here are 4 tips on negotiating your startup office lease: 1.  Don’t lease too much, or too little, space. For a startup, one of the most … Continue…
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Pope & Jaburek, P.C.

Pope & Jaburek, P.C.

Covers personal injury law.

http://www.personalinjurylawyerchicago.biz/blog/
  • Aug 26

    Nursing Home and Retirement Community Slip and Fall Accidents are Preventable

    Nursing Home and Retirement Community Slip and Fall Accidents are Preventable
    Falls cost big money.  In 2010 alone, older Americans falling cost the U.S. health care system $30 billion in direct medical costs according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  If that wasn’t alarming…
  • Jul 3

    Speed to Blame for Accident That Killed Four Young Chicagoans and Seriously Injured Another

    Speed to Blame for Accident That Killed Four Young Chicagoans and Seriously Injured Another
    Speed played a factor in a recent crash killing four young Chicagoans and sending another to the hospital with serious injuries. Police said that the alleyway behind a Lowe’s store in Montclare is where the victims were found. The BMW…
  • Jun 17

    A Deadly Boating Accident Has the Coast Guard Asking Why It Happened

    A Deadly Boating Accident Has the Coast Guard Asking Why It Happened
    The Chicago legal community has lost one of its own. Ashley Haws of Davi Law Group was one of six people on board a boat that capsized late May. The group was headed from Burnham Harbor to New Buffalo, Michigan where it let off two of its…
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Startup Blawg

Startup Blawg

For Wisconsin and Illinois startups. By the Gauthier Law Group, LLC.

http://startupblawg.com/
  • Aug 26

    4 Tips on Negotiating Startup Office Lease

    4 Tips on Negotiating Startup Office Lease
    Ready to move your startup out of the garage and into real office space? Here are 4 tips on negotiating your startup office lease: 1.  Don’t lease too much, or too little, space. For a startup, one of the most … Continue…
  • May 20

    How to Close a Startup LLC

    How to Close a Startup LLC
    In the excitement of starting a business, no one wants to think about ending it, but knowing how to make a safe exit, as well as a grand entrance, is a skill every startup founder should have.  Most startup founders … Continue…
  • Feb 27

    The Pros, Cons and (Surprisingly) High Cost of Using Online Legal Form

    The Pros, Cons and (Surprisingly) High Cost of Using Online Legal Form
    Startup founders often wonder if they should use online legal documentation services, rather than hiring an attorney. There are many online providers out there, and the temptation to save on legal fees by using this seemingly low-cost…
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McLean County Divorce

McLean County Divorce

Covers Illinois family law. By Jon D. McLaughlin.

http://mcleancountydivorce.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    Spousal maintenance guidelines become law in Illinoi

    Spousal maintenance guidelines become law in Illinoi
    A new public act dramatically changes how spousal maintenance is determined for divorcing couples whose combined gross income is less than $250,000. The law, P.A. 98-0961, which was crafted by the ISBA Family Law Section Council,…
  • May 9

    Interesting Postnuptial Agreement Case in Illinoi

    Interesting Postnuptial Agreement Case in Illinoi
    In re Marriage of Iqbal Illinois Appellate Court http://www.illinoiscourts.gov/Opinions/AppellateCourt/2014/2ndDistrict/2131306.pdf Postnuptial agreement (PNA) signed by parties was unenforceable as it violates public policy. PNA gives…
  • Mar 20

    Eavesdropping Statute

    Eavesdropping Statute
    People v. Clark and People v. Melongo Today, in two separate decisions, People v. Clark, 2014 IL 115776, andPeople v. Melongo, 2014 IL 114852, the Illinois Supreme Court considered the constitutionality of several…
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Chicago Bankruptcy Blog

Chicago Bankruptcy Blog

Covers chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy. By Leeders & Associates.

http://chicago-bankruptcy.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 20

    Chicago Bears in Bankruptcy Court

    Chicago Bears in Bankruptcy Court
    The Chicago Bears have filed a proof of claim for an unsecured debt owed them in Edison Mission Energy's Chapter 11 bankruptcy case, claiming that Edison owes them $114,240 for use of an executive suite.  Read about the matter…
  • Aug 19

    Study: 1/3 of Americans don't have anything saved for retirement

    Study: 1/3 of Americans don't have anything saved for retirement
    Can you believe it? 1 in 3 Americans have no savings?1 in 5 nearing retirement age have no savings either.This does not bode well, especially when they turn to the government for support.But bankruptcy can help get people back on track.There…
  • Aug 4

    bankruptcy law clerk position available -Job listing

    bankruptcy law clerk position available -Job listing
    We are a small, loop law firm with an immediate opening, seeking to hire a legal assistant/receptionist/law clerk for our bankruptcy practice.Candidate must be a motivated self starter, be able to pay attention to detail and show…
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Animal Law Blog

Animal Law Blog

By Amy A. Breyer.

http://animallawonline.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 3

    Love it! Thanks to blog reader Bruce for…

    Love it! Thanks to blog reader Bruce for sharing  :)
  • Feb 16

    Some more great new

    Some more great new
    Apologies (yet again) for how little I post on this blog anymore.  This start-a-museum thing has really become quite the project!Anywho, as I've said before (and anyone reading this blog likely agrees with as well), an improvement in any…
  • Feb 16

    York becomes first city in Britain to ban 'cruel' foie gra

    York becomes first city in Britain to ban 'cruel' foie gra
    A council has become the first in the UK to pass a motion banning the sale of controversial delicacy foie gras in its city.After a meeting in York, councillors voted in favour of a motion put forward by local Labour councillor Paul…
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TCB's Legal Blog

TCB's Legal Blog

Criminal defense news. By Thomas C. Brandstrader.

http://chicagofelony.com/legal-posts/
  • Jul 16

    Crisis on the Border…

    Crisis on the Border…
    Of all of the problems and travails our society faces today, the gathering of refugee children on the Texas border seems the most depressing and frustrating to this writer. I speak not to the reasons these young children risk life ……
  • May 10

    Paul Krugman writes….

    Paul Krugman writes….
    The top twenty five hedge fund managers made a total of 21 billion dollars last year. This is twice as much as all of the kindergarten teachers in the country combined. Those teachers are smart, highly educated and work hard … Continue…
  • May 6

    Enough is enough…we have wasted too many lives and too much money…

    Enough is enough…we have wasted too many lives and too much money…
    Economists Slam the War on Drugs in a New London School of Economics Report The ‘singular approach’ to fighting drug abuse isn’t working—and it’s time for a change, says a new report produced by the London School…
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Illinois Injury Attorney Blog

Illinois Injury Attorney Blog

By Crossen Kooi Law.

http://www.indyinjurylawfirm.com/category/illinois-injury-attorney-blog/
  • Jun 9

    Trucker Charged in Trucking Accident, Tracy Morgan Critically Injured

    Trucker Charged in Trucking Accident, Tracy Morgan Critically Injured
    New information has been released about the truck driver who is charged with causing the fatal 6-car pile up in which comedian Tracy Morgan was critically injured.  Kevin Roper, a Wal-Mart employee driving a company semi-truck, is…
  • May 8

    Downtown Chicago High-Rise Fire

    Downtown Chicago High-Rise Fire
    Are you and your family prepared in case of a fire in your high-rise building?  While many laws have changed in Illinois regarding requirements for updated sprinkler systems, many buildings have “grandfathered” sprinkler…
  • Apr 7

    Construction Worker Falls from Roof

    Construction Worker Falls from Roof
    A construction worker in Huntley, Illinois slipped and fell from a roof where he was installing sheeting today.  He was wearing a safety harness but somehow slipped out of it and hit his head as he fell.  He was airlifted to…
Rank this Week: 2925

HR Law Guy

HR Law Guy

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

http://hratty.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    Rebuffed Coworkers With Influence Create Liability

    Rebuffed Coworkers With Influence Create Liability
    If you read this blog enough, you will know that intra-office romances seem to come up frequently as a catalyst for some type of lawsuit. In fact, sexual attraction between coworkers is a dominant theme in any number of workplace problems,…
  • May 22

    Is Telecommuting Now A Mandatory Accommodation for Disabled Workers?

    Is Telecommuting Now A Mandatory Accommodation for Disabled Workers?
    It’s been an axiom of disability discrimination law that the courts will not overrule an employer's legitimate workplace judgment and that employers can structure jobs and establish job qualifications as they see fit.  But some…
  • May 22

    The Tricky Case of the Third Party Harassment Claim

    The Tricky Case of the Third Party Harassment Claim
    Actually, this is not that tricky.  The 4th Circuit recently affirmed something that employment lawyers have been telling their clients for years – an employer's work environment extends throughout the span of the company’s…
Rank this Week: 4036

Illinois DUI Law Blog

Illinois DUI Law Blog

Covers the ever changing landscape of Illinois DUI Law. By Steven H. Fagan.

http://www.illinoisduiblog.com/
  • May 23

    Proposed Illinois DUI law to allow those with lifetime DUI revocation a permit fail

    Proposed Illinois DUI law to allow those with lifetime DUI revocation a permit fail
    A common-sense effort for a solution to a real problem has eluded the Illinois legislature yet again, most likely because of fear.Representative Elaine Neikritz proposed legislation that would have allowed a carefully Restricted Driving…
  • Aug 2

    Don't keep secrets from your Criminal or DUI defense lawyer. Espescially not about the good stuff.

    Don't keep secrets from your Criminal or DUI defense lawyer. Espescially not about the good stuff.
    I suppose nothing should really surprise me. But this week I had an hour-long conversation with a client about his Chicago DUI case. It was our first meeting, but it was obvious within a few minutes we were a great fit.I was going to be his…
  • May 28

    Think you have to prove you are not guilty? Not in this country

    Think you have to prove you are not guilty? Not in this country
    If you've been arrested for an Illinois criminal offense or DUI, whether a felony or misdemeanor, you probably feel like your back is against the wall. You probably are turning it over in your mind in the middle of the night, worried you're…
Rank this Week: 3718

Quad Cities Injury Lawyers

Quad Cities Injury Lawyers

Covers personal injury, workers compensation and medical malpractice issues for Illinois and Iowa lawyers. By Michael J. Warner & Associates.

http://qcinjurylawyers.wordpress.com
  • May 15

    440,000 People Die from Medical Errors in Hospitals Every Year

    440,000 People Die from Medical Errors in Hospitals Every Year
    I’ve been doing this long enough that articles like this one from Consumer Reports don’t surprise me anymore. The number of deaths from preventable medical errors is astonishing. That’s why we do what we do. Quite frankly,…
  • Feb 14

    Understanding Illinois’ New Settlement Statute

    Understanding Illinois’ New Settlement Statute
    Illinois recently enacted a new settlement statute, with the goal of alleviating some of the hassles of the personal injury practice.  We’ve all had cases that have settled but still sat on the shelf for weeks or months due to…
  • Jan 23

    Juror Collapses in Med Mal Trial – Defendant Doctor saves her. What happens next?

    Juror Collapses in Med Mal Trial – Defendant Doctor saves her. What happens next?
    This is one of the most common war stories you hear in the medical malpractice world – someone in the courtroom collapses during a medical malpractice trial, and the defendant doctor runs in to render aid and save the day. ……
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