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In re N.G.  
Date: August 9, 2018
Citation: 2018 IL 121939
Docket Number: 121939121961

Justia Opinion Summary: N.G., born in 2011, was declared a ward of the court, based on neglect, and was placed with relatives. Her father, Floyd, was incarcerated. The Will County Circuit Court terminated the parental rights of N.G.’s mother a...

Monson v. City of Danville  
Date: August 2, 2018
Citation: 2018 IL 122486
Docket Number: 122486

Justia Opinion Summary: Monson was shopping in Danville. Walking to her car, she felt her foot hit a piece of concrete, tripped and fell onto the sidewalk, sustaining injuries. Public Works Director Ahrens made final decisions about which sect...

People v. Vara  
Date: June 1, 2018
Citation: 2018 IL 121823
Docket Number: 121823

Justia Opinion Summary: Vara was convicted of child pornography (720 ILCS 5/11-20.1(a)(6)(vii)). The circuit court sentenced him to three years of imprisonment and imposed fines mandated by statutes: a $1000 child pornography fine (720 ILCS 11-...

People v. Plank  
Date: May 24, 2018
Citation: 2018 IL 122202
Docket Number: 122202

Justia Opinion Summary: The Illinois Vehicle Code prohibits anyone with a revoked driver’s license from driving a “motor vehicle.” 625 ILCS 5/6-303(a); such an individual may still drive a “low-speed gas bicycle.” Section 1-14-.15 defines “low-...

Parmar v. Madigan  
Date: May 24, 2018
Citation: 2018 IL 122265
Docket Number: 122265

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2011, Dr. Parmar died, leaving an estate valued at more than $5 million. Plaintiff was appointed as executor of the estate. At the time of Parmar’s death, the estate was not subject to taxation under the Estate Tax Ac...

Perry v. Department of Financial and Professional Regulation  
Date: May 24, 2018
Citation: 2018 IL 122349
Docket Number: 122349

Justia Opinion Summary: Perry filed suit under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) seeking the disclosure from the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation of information concerning a complaint against his structural engin...

People v. Pepitone  
Date: April 5, 2018
Citation: 2018 IL 122034
Docket Number: 122034

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1998, the defendant was charged with predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, criminal sexual assault, and aggravated criminal sexual abuse. He pleaded guilty to predatory criminal sexual assault of a child and w...

People v. Encalado  
Date: March 22, 2018
Citation: 2018 IL 122059
Docket Number: 122059

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was indicted on 15 charges of aggravated criminal sexual assault and three charges of criminal sexual assault. Before trial, the state successfully moved for admission other crimes evidence to show that defenda...

People v. Manning  
Date: March 22, 2018
Citation: 2018 IL 122081
Docket Number: 122081

Justia Opinion Summary: Manning’s second trial for first-degree murder established that the victim was a highly-intoxicated unwelcome visitor at a residence occupied by Manning and others. A fight ensued between the victim and four residents, i...

Berlin v. Bakalis  
Date: March 22, 2018
Citation: 2018 IL 122435
Docket Number: 122435

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty to violating an order of protection, a Class 4 felony based on his prior conviction (720 ILCS 5/12-3.4(d)). The parties did not agree to a sentence, but the state agreed not to prosecute two coun...

Thounsavath v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co.  
Date: March 22, 2018
Citation: 2018 IL 122558
Docket Number: 122558

Justia Opinion Summary: State Farm issued two policies of motor vehicle insurance to plaintiff, covering a Pontiac Grand Am and a Pontiac GTO. Each policy provided liability, uninsured motorist, and underinsured motorist coverage in the amounts...

Hartrich v. 2010 Harley-Davidson  
Date: February 16, 2018
Citation: 2018 IL 121636
Docket Number: 121636

Justia Opinion Summary: A Robinson police officer heard a motorcycle “revving” before observing it making a “very wide” turn, nearly hitting a telephone pole. The officer followed, turned on his emergency lights, and activated his siren, but th...

Antonicelli v. Rodriguez  
Date: February 16, 2018
Citation: 2018 IL 121943
Docket Number: 121943

Justia Opinion Summary: Antonicelli, was a passenger in a vehicle traveling on I-88. Three lanes were closed for construction. Browder was operating a semi-tractor and trailer, traveling behind Antonicelli’s vehicle. Rodriguez, under the influe...

People v. Chairez  
Date: February 1, 2018
Citation: 2018 IL 121417
Docket Number: 121417

Justia Opinion Summary: Chairez pled guilty to possessing a firearm within 1000 feet of a park in Aurora, Illinois. He filed a post-conviction petition, arguing that the statute was unconstitutional under the Second Amendment because an individ...

Bogenberger v. Pi Kappa Alpha Corp., Inc.  
Date: January 19, 2018
Citation: 2018 IL 120951
Docket Number: 120951

Justia Opinion Summary: David attended a pledge event at Northern Illinois University's Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. Vodka-laden hazing ensued. By the end of the night, David’s blood alcohol level reached more than five times the legal limit. Dav...

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