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Round v. Lamb  
Date: August 3, 2017
Citation: 2017 IL 122271
Docket Number: 122271

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, charged with six counts of violating an order of protection and two related counts of witness harassment, pleaded guilty to two charges with the understanding that the others would be dropped and his sentence...

People v. Holmes  
Date: July 20, 2017
Citation: 2017 IL 120407
Docket Number: 120407

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was arrested when a Chicago police officer observed a revolver in defendant’s waistband. Police discovered that defendant lacked a Firearm Owner’s Identification (FOID) card. Defendant was charged: Counts I and...

People v. Ringland  
Date: June 29, 2017
Citation: 2017 IL 119484
Docket Number: 120198

Justia Opinion Summary: Gaither, a La Salle County State’s Attorney special investigator and part of a team (SAFE) intended for “drug interdiction team primarily on Interstate 80,” conducted a traffic stop against each defendant on I-80; each s...

People v. Nelson  
Date: June 15, 2017
Citation: 2017 IL 120198
Docket Number: 120198

Justia Opinion Summary: Nelson, and her codefendants, Hall, Cox, and Ball, were tried simultaneously but in severed bench trials for the armed robbery and stabbing death of Wilson. The prosecution produced five eyewitnesses, who gave generally...

People v. Alexander  
Date: June 15, 2017
Citation: 2017 IL 120350
Docket Number: 120350

Justia Opinion Summary: The City of Chicago, charged defendants, members of the “Occupy Chicago” movement, with violating the Chicago Park District Code, which closes all Chicago public parks between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. and prohibits people from...

People v. Sebby  
Date: June 2, 2017
Citation: 2017 IL 119445
Docket Number: 119445

Justia Opinion Summary: Sebby was involved in a confrontation with deputies who had come to his home to take custody of Sebby’s niece. Sebby was convicted by a jury of resisting a peace officer, a Class 4 felony, 720 ILCS 5/31-1(a-7), and sente...

Chultem v. Ticor Title Insurance Co.
Date: May 18, 2017
Citation: 2017 IL 120448
Docket Number: 120448
People v. Veach  
Date: May 18, 2017
Citation: 2017 IL 120649
Docket Number: 120649

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellate court erroneously declined to consider ineffective assistance of counsel claim on direct review where record was sufficient for consideration of that claim. A Coles County jury found Veach guilty of two counts...

Better Government Association v. Illinois High School Association  
Date: May 18, 2017
Citation: 2017 IL 121124
Docket Number: 121124

Justia Opinion Summary: Illinois High School Association (IHSA), which governs interscholastic athletic competitions for public and private secondary schools, is not a “public body” under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 ILCS 140/2. Fo...

In re Estate of Shelton  
Date: May 18, 2017
Citation: 2017 IL 121199
Docket Numbers: 121199, 121241

Justia Opinion Summary: Successor agent owed no fiduciary duties to principal before occurrence of contingencies stated in power of attorney. Ruth was named as executor of the estates of her parents, Thomas and Doris, following their deaths in...

In re Estate of Shelton
Date: May 18, 2017
Citation: 2017 IL 121199
Docket Number: 121199121241
Ferris, Thompson & Zweig, Ltd. v. Esposito  
Date: May 18, 2017
Citation: 2017 IL 121297
Docket Number: 121297

Justia Opinion Summary: Fee-sharing provisions in otherwise valid retainer agreements between clients and two separate law firms are not unenforceable simply because the primary service performed by one firm is the referral of the clients to th...

People v. Way  
Date: April 20, 2017
Citation: 2017 IL 120023
Docket Number: 120023

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant drove over the center line of a road and struck head-on a truck driven by Wood, causing Wood, who was pregnant, great bodily harm and permanent disability, and great bodily harm to defendant’s passenger, her 14...

In re Marriage of Heroy  
Date: March 23, 2017
Citation: 2017 IL 120205
Docket Number: 120205

Justia Opinion Summary: Tuke and Heroy married in 1980 and divorced in 2006. Heroy was ordered to pay $35,000 per month in permanent maintenance, based on a finding that the couple had enjoyed a lavish standard of living while married. The cour...

Carle Foundation v. Cunningham Township  
Date: March 23, 2017
Citation: 2017 IL 120427
Docket Number: 120427

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff (Carle Foundation) owns four Urbana parcels of land that are used in connection with the operation of plaintiff’s affiliate, Carle Foundation Hospital. Before 2004, the parcels were deemed exempt from taxation...

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