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  • Trial Notebook

    Deangelo Cowper spent an extra 137 days in prison because the Saline County circuit clerk failed to give the Illinois Department of Corrections the correct count for the time he was locked up in the local jail before being handed over to Illinois Department of Corrections to serve a sentence for probation violation.
  • Beyond Dispute

    Afew years ago, two “skinhead” teenagers in Des Moines, Iowa, who considered themselves neo-Nazis, painted swastikas on a synagogue.
  • Insurance Matters

    The 1st District Appellate Court recently held that, despite a delay in payment of life insurance proceeds due in part to a disagreement over policy interpretation, the delay did not give rise to sanctions.
  • L&E Flash

    The Supreme Court recently invalidated three of President Barack Obama’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board in its eagerly anticipated decision in Canning, sending practitioners and courts into somewhat of a tailspin.
  • This Day in Legal History

    See if you know what happened on This Day in Legal History with Karen Conti.
  • Opening Statement

    I once thought that the word “qualms” meant a reluctance or misgiving about something. But when I saw that Bruce Norris’ new play (at Steppenwolf Theatre through Aug. 31) was titled “The Qualms,” I decided again to check out the definition.
  • Lawyers' Forum

    “What do you think of the 7th Circuit decision in the Klinger case?” I asked the question to my old friend Sherlock Holmes as we shared a pot of tea.
    Sporting Judgment
  • Juris Endurance

    Make sure to refuel after your run. Hydration is important. You need to eat, too. I recommend a ratio of 4-to-1 of carbs and protein within two hours of exercise.
  • MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Vikings have suspended special teams coordinator Mike Priefer without pay for three games this season and plan to donate $100,000 to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights groups in response to former punter Chris Kluwe’s allegations of anti-gay slurs and taunts made by Priefer.
  • DALLAS — Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby had a dire warning Monday for anyone who likes intercollegiate athletics the way they are now.
  • Non-Billable Hours
  • Living near the crystal blue water of Lake Michigan can detract, however, from the water quality issues felt around the world and even in the United States.
  • On the Job

    Remember learning how to drive? You were likely instructed to look past the car’s hood, down the road, seeing the forest view. Nailing a job interview and getting an offer is similar to this simple driving lesson.
  • So let’s start with the enticing premise of Luc Besson’s “Lucy,” starring Scarlett Johansson: Human beings only use 10 percent of their brain capacity. Imagine what it would be like if we could access all of it?
  • LOS ANGELES — Even though Rupert Murdoch’s $76 billion bid for rival media giant Time Warner Inc. has been rejected, that doesn’t mean how you watch TV shows and movies will stop changing any time soon.
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