• The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the constitutionality of the state’s juvenile code that denies jury trials to first-time juvenile offenders who have been charged with first-degree murder.
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    Providing instructions on how attorneys should handle claims for clients who were injured while they were in the process of paying off a fraction of their debts through five-year plans under Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code, the Illinois Appellate Court affirmed an order that tossed out Jerry L. Barnes’ tort claim against Daniel R. Lolling and United Contractors Midwest.
  • Letter to the Editor

    Richard J. Aronson is an attorney with Bruce Farrel Dorn & Associates. His letter comes in response to Michael R. Panter’s Mediation Circus column published on Oct. 18, “Cause for concern: Qualms with IPI 15.01,” regarding ambiguous jury instructions.
  • Professionalism on Point

    Soon to be our newest Illinois lawyers will trade their backpacks for briefcases at the upcoming Nov. 9 admission ceremonies.
  • Cotter’s Corner

    The recent Las Vegas shooting perpetrated by Stephen Paddock, which resulted in 59 deaths and hundreds of injuries, rekindled debate regarding the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and gun control.

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    Sporting Judgment

  • The spate of arrests, details of under-the-table bribes to teenagers and the expected downfall of one of the sport’s best-known coaches has triggered uncomfortable soul-searching among the institutions at the heart of college basketball, including internal reviews by more than two dozen schools of their own prominent programs. — Free read
  • Lawyers' Forum

    “Ours is a litigious society, and legal actions, many of which perhaps would not have seen the inside of a courthouse during an earlier period, have become commonplace. As a result, legal costs are soaring, and there are court delays due to full calendars and a lack of public resources for the court system.” — Harris H. Agnew, former Illinois 17th Judicial Circuit judge

  • From empty seats at the tracks to dwindling numbers watching at home, NASCAR has a popularity problem. — Free read
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    I first encountered “Don Quixote” as a high school freshman in Miss Graybill’s Spanish class, where we were given author Miguel de Cervantes’ 17th-century text. It was about this crazy, old fool who went around the countryside attacking windmills as if they were evil giants.
  • Non-Billable Hours

    The 6-year-old central character of “The Florida Project,” Moonee (Brooklynn Prince), is a modern-day Huck Finn. Left mostly to her own devices, she roams a colony of cheap motels, filled with budget tourists, transients and near-homeless families, along Florida’s Route 192 — the road to Disney’s Magic Kingdom.

  • NEW YORK — Superman and Batman were born, like brothers, in 1938 and 1939, respectively. But psychology professor William Moulton Marston had grander and more progressive aspirations for his comic book creation. — Free read
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