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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...

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...

People v. Howard  
Date: March 23, 2017
Citation: 2017 IL 120443
Docket Number: 120443

Justia Opinion Summary: Officer Lenover was patrolling near Irving Elementary School when he noticed a car parked “partially in” a T-intersection, about 15 feet from school property. It was a weekday. There were 80-100 children playing in the s...

Barr v. Cunningham  
Date: March 23, 2017
Citation: 2017 IL 120751
Docket Number: 120751

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2010, plaintiff (age 15) was playing floor hockey with 11 other students in his physical education class when a “squishy” ball bounced off his stick and hit him in the eye, causing permanent injury to his eye. Plainti...

People v. Pearse  
Date: March 23, 2017
Citation: 2017 IL 121072
Docket Number: 121072

Justia Opinion Summary: In April 2011, Pearse, a convicted sex offender, registered the address of his Belvidere home under the Sex Offender Registration Act, 730 ILCS 150/3. In October, an officer verified his presence at that address, which h...

Stone Street Partners, LLC v. City of Chicago Department of Administrative Hearings  
Date: February 17, 2017
Citation: 2017 IL 117720
Docket Number: 117720

Justia Opinion Summary: Stone Street discovered that a judgment had been recorded against its property for failure to pay $1050 in fines and costs imposed by Chicago’s department of administrative hearings for violations of the building code mo...

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