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People v. Bailey  
Date: October 5, 2017
Citation: 2017 IL 121450
Docket Number: 121450

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with residential burglary and disarming a peace officer. The circuit court allowed defendant’s public defender to withdraw. Defendant proceeded pro se and was convicted. On appeal, defendant’s sole...

In re Linda B.  
Date: September 21, 2017
Citation: 2017 IL 119392
Docket Number: 119392

Justia Opinion Summary: On May 9, the Hospital's mental health facility director filed a petition seeking emergency inpatient admission of Linda under 405 ILCS 5/3-600, stating that Linda was admitted on April 22. Section 3-611 provides: “Withi...

People v. Wright  
Date: September 21, 2017
Citation: 2017 IL 119561
Docket Number: 119561

Justia Opinion Summary: Wright, charged with armed robbery with a firearm (720 ILCS 5/18-2(a)(2)), refused to agree to continuances so his public defender withdrew. Before being allowed to represent himself, Wright was admonished by the court (...

People v. Peterson
Date: September 21, 2017
Citation: 2017 IL 120331
Docket Number: 120331
People v. Holman  
Date: September 21, 2017
Citation: 2017 IL 120655
Docket Number: 120655

Justia Opinion Summary: Holman, then age 17, was convicted of the 1979 murder of an 83-year-old woman. Holman had a criminal history as a juvenile and confessed to his involvement in a crime spree that involved other murders. He had been diagno...

Madigan v. Wildermuth  
Date: September 21, 2017
Citation: 2017 IL 120763
Docket Number: 120763

Justia Opinion Summary: The Attorney General filed a complaint in which Count IV alleged that Wildermuth, an attorney, and Kleanthis, a veteran of the real estate business, engaged in acts and practices that violated section 3-102 of the Illino...

People v. Gray  
Date: September 21, 2017
Citation: 2017 IL 120958
Docket Number: 120958

Justia Opinion Summary: Gray and Carthon spent an evening drinking. The two had been friends for 20 years and had dated each other exclusively for two years, 15 years ago. The two regularly spent the night together and, on the night in questio...

Manago v. County of Cook  
Date: September 21, 2017
Citation: 2017 IL 121078
Docket Number: 121078

Justia Opinion Summary: Manago was 12 years old when he was treated at Cook County’s Stroger Hospital in 2005 for injuries sustained while he was “surfing” on the roof of an elevator owned and operated by the Chicago Housing Authority. His moth...

Cochran v. Securitas Security Services USA, Inc.  
Date: September 21, 2017
Citation: 2017 IL 121200
Docket Number: 121200

Justia Opinion Summary: Walter, age 39, died at home. Walter’s body was transported to the Moultrie County morgue, where the coroner was unable to determine the cause of death. Walter’s body was transferred to Springfield Memorial Medical Cen...

Aspen American Insurance Co. v. Interstate Warehouseing, Inc.  
Date: September 21, 2017
Citation: 2017 IL 121281
Docket Number: 121281

Justia Opinion Summary: Aspen American Insurance sued, claiming that the roof of a Michigan warehouse owned by Interstate had collapsed, causing the destruction of goods owned by Aspen’s insured, Eastern Fish. The complaint alleged that Interst...

Illinois Landowners Alliance, NFP v. Illinois Commerce Commission  
Date: September 21, 2017
Citation: 2017 IL 121302
Docket Numbers: 121302, 121304, 121305, 121308

Justia Opinion Summary: The Illinois Commerce Commission granted a certificate of public convenience and necessity to Rock Island for construction of a high voltage electric transmission line between O’Brien County, Iowa, and a converter statio...

People v. Boykins  
Date: September 21, 2017
Citation: 2017 IL 121365
Docket Number: 121365

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant, age 20, was charged with six counts of first-degree murder and six counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon (AUUW), and agreed to plead guilty to first-degree murder in exchange for 22 years’ imprisonment...

People v. Peterson  
Date: September 20, 2017
Citation: 2017 IL 120331
Docket Number: 120331

Justia Opinion Summary: Drew Peterson, was found guilty of the first-degree murder of his third ex-wife, Kathleen Savio and sentenced to 38 years’ imprisonment. Savio’s body was discovered in her bathtub in 2004 and her death was initially dete...

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...

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