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  • March 09, 2023 2:32 AM | Anonymous

    By: John Clark

    "A new proposed Illinois law would require parents to set up a trust fund if they profit off of a child’s image on social media.

    A blogger on YouTube, Twitter, TikTok, or another platform would be required to set aside an amount of the gross earnings from the video content into a trust, which would be held in the child’s name until they reach 18 years old."

    Click here to review the article.

  • March 08, 2023 12:00 AM | Anonymous
    To incentivize more innovation from communities all across America, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced the Council for Inclusive Innovation (CI2) First-Time Filer Expedited Examination Pilot Program. The new initiative benefits individuals or small businesses qualifying as a “micro entity“ who are first-time filers for patent rights, including those from groups that are underrepresented in the innovation space, by providing expedited initial feedback from the agency on their application, also known as “first office action.”

    Read the full Federal Register Notice announcing the pilot program.

  • March 07, 2023 12:00 AM | Anonymous

    By: Mary Haydock

    "Attorneys from the firm of Myron M. Cherry & Associates filed suit in Chicago federal court on Feb. 27 on behalf of named plaintiffs Ryan O'Donnell and Michael Goree, against the City of Chicago and United Road Towing. The lawsuit accuses the city of Chicago over the alleged booting, impounding, seizure, salvage and sale of vehicles, from owners who allegedly are on record for unpaid fines, parking tickets and other non-moving violations. "

    Click here to review the article.

  • March 02, 2023 12:00 AM | Anonymous

    By: Staff reports

    "Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown will resign his position on March 16 and return to Texas to work at a personal injury law firm."

    Click here to review the article.

  • March 01, 2023 12:00 AM | Anonymous

    By: Steve Korris

    "Gun owners and dealers suing in U. S. district court for an injunction against Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s gun law found a friend in the Illinois Sheriffs’ Association."

    Click here to review the article.

  • February 27, 2023 12:00 AM | Anonymous

    By: Dan Churney

    "An Illinois appeals panel has ruled a nurse, who won a lawsuit accusing Winnebago County of violating her religions conscience rights when her supervisors forced from her government health care job because she would not help women get abortions, did not deserve a larger payout from the county, because she could have taken a similar county post that did not involve abortion referrals."

    Click here to review the article.

  • February 24, 2023 12:00 AM | Anonymous

    By: Stephanie N. Grimoldby

    "It’s time the Illinois Supreme Court steps up and revisits the issue of “repeated ethical lapses associated with gut-and-replace legislation,” which was used to create two controversial state laws that have since drawn national attention: bans on so-called “assault weapons” and cash bail."

    Click here to review the article.

  • February 22, 2023 12:00 AM | Anonymous

    By: Mary Haydock

    "Paula Slouras, on behalf of herself and others, filed a new class action against Barilla America Inc. on Feb. 14 in Cook County Circuit Court. The lawsuit asserts Barilla's packaging is intentionally mislabeled, misleading consumers. The suit alleges violations of the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act (ICFA), for intentionally mislabeling products to depict the appearance of a pasta produced in Italy using only Italian ingredients, misleading her unfairly as a consumer she claims."

    Click here to review the article.

  • February 20, 2023 12:00 AM | Anonymous

    By: Dan Churney

    "Sheriffs and prosecutors from 64 of the state's 102 counties, want the Illinois Supreme Court to rule the criminal justice reform SAFE-T Act should have gone before voters in a referendum, and unconstitutionally reduces the power of judges to protect the public from crime."

    Click here to review the article.

  • February 16, 2023 12:00 AM | Anonymous

    By: Equal Justice Initiative

    Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a new law on Friday that extends parole eligibility for people convicted of offenses when they were under 21, making Illinois the 26th state to abolish life-without-parole sentences for children.

    Click here to review the article.

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