Log in

  • June 11, 2023 7:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    By: Sean Beeghly

    Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signed two bills on Friday safeguarding LGBTQ+ rights in the state.

    Click here to review the article.

  • June 08, 2023 4:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    By: Sara Merken

    A New York lawyer on Thursday asked a Manhattan federal judge not to sanction him after he included made-up case citations generated by an artificial intelligence chatbot in a legal brief.

    Click here to review the article.

  • June 08, 2023 4:58 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    By: Madeline Buckley

    A former Cook County judge has been accused in an attorney discipline complaint of taking nearly $250,000 from the bank accounts of a 95-year-old man she was tasked with assisting financially and using the funds for her own purposes, including buying cryptocurrency.

    Click here to review the article.

  • June 05, 2023 12:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    By: Caroline Kubzansky

    An off-duty Chicago police sergeant went “rogue” in allegedly tackling a Park Ridge young teen and pinning him to a sidewalk, Cook County prosecutors argued in court Monday.

    But an attorney for former Sergeant Michael Vitellaro characterized the case as a “Kim Foxx special,” referencing the Cook County state’s attorney, who some police officers have seen as overzealous in holding law enforcement to account. The attorney insisted the case did not belong in criminal court and argued the sergeant had acted according to his law enforcement training when he believed he saw a crime taking place.

    Click here to review the article.

  • May 24, 2023 12:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Press Release

    COOK COUNTY, IL – Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart is warning the public of a telephone scam where a caller identifying as a Sheriff’s Office employee tells victims they must pay for missing court or risk going to jail.

    The scammer tells victims that they missed a court date and have two options to remedy the situation: go through criminal proceedings, where they will be held in jail, or attend a civil hearing through zoom and pay a $1,500 “collateral bond” for each charge or citation using a mobile banking app.

    In order to make the scam seem legitimate, the callers have been using the name of actual Sheriff’s Office employees, and the phone number on caller ID appears to be that connected to the Sheriff’s Office. The caller may also use legal or police jargon during the call to appear legitimate and further intimidate the victims.

    The Sheriff’s Office does not request payments in this manner, nor does the Office accept payment via money transfer apps. The public should be aware that these types of calls are scams, and they should not send money or provide personal information to the caller.

    Individuals who believe they have been a victim of this scam are asked to call the Sheriff’s Police Investigation Section at 708-865-4896 or the Sheriff’s Police non-emergency number at 847-635-1188.

  • May 24, 2023 12:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    By: Monica Erg

    Appeals filed by individuals actually do as well or better than those filed by lawyers, according to the latest data from the Cook County Assessor's Office and the Cook County Board of Review.

    Click here to review the article.

  • May 18, 2023 12:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Press Release

    COOK COUNTY, IL – Illinois lawmakers today overwhelmingly approved legislation to help police more quickly track vehicles after a carjacking, increasing the chances of catching the offenders and stopping the vehicles from being used in additional crimes, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today...

    Click here to continue reviewing the press release.

  • May 18, 2023 12:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    By: Jonathan Bilyk

    Illinois, a state already renowned as one of the leading lawsuit capitols of the world, may become even more friendly to plaintiffs and their lawyers seeking to win so-called “nuclear verdicts,” and a more dangerous place to do business, under new legislation sliding quickly toward approval in Springfield, say groups representing the state’s business community.

    Click here to review the article.

  • May 09, 2023 12:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    By: Maya Dukmasova

    Associate Judge Gregory P. Vazquez, who filed papers to retire amid Injustice Watch’s investigation, appears on a police raid body camera with the owner of a Brookfield massage parlor known for unlawful sex work. Vazquez said he was merely giving a friend a ride.

    Click here to review the full article.

  • May 08, 2023 10:15 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    By: David Greenberg

    With the World Health Organization officially declaring that COVID-19 is no longer a global health emergency, is it legal for someone to require customers or patrons to wear a face mask while inside a business in Illinois?

    Click here to review the article.

Not a member yet? Join CPA and give

us the opportunity to welcome you


Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software