Supreme Court of Illinois Decisions 2013

In re Danielle J
Date: December 19, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 110810
Docket Number: 110810
People v. Aguilar (Amended Opinion)  
Date: December 19, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 112116
Docket Number: 112116

Justia Opinion Summary: Chicago police officers testified that a group of male teenagers was screaming, making gestures, and throwing bottles at passing vehicles, then retired to the backyard of the location, which was not the defendant’s resid...

People v. Brown  
Date: December 19, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 114196
Docket Number: 114196

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2006, then-policewoman Brown, entered the Chicago Patrolmen’s Federal Credit Union and presented a $1 million check made out to her and purportedly drawn by Six Flags Great America on a JP Morgan Chase bank account. S...

Hooker v. Ret. Bd. of the Firemen's Annuity & Benefit Fund of Chicago  
Date: December 19, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 114811
Docket Number: 114811

Justia Opinion Summary: Two Chicago firefighters suffered duty-related injuries in the 1980s and later died. Their widows each received an ordinary widow’s pension from the Retirement Board of the Firemen’s Annuity and Retirement Benefit Fund o...

In re: Danielle J  
Date: December 19, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 110810
Docket Number: 114925

Justia Opinion Summary: The girl, then 15, was charged with misdemeanor battery for allegedly striking a female classmate in the face and chest. A prosecution offer to recommend a continuance under supervision in return for a guilty plea was r...

Am. Access Cas. Co. v. Reyes  
Date: December 19, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 115601
Docket Number: 115601

Justia Opinion Summary: Reyes was driving in Elgin when she was involved in an accident with pedestrians, a mother and her four-year-old son. The boy died. The mother and her husband sued Reyes for negligence and wrongful death. American Access...

The Venture-Newberg Perini Stone v. IL Workers' Compensation Comm'n  
Date: December 19, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 115728
Docket Number: 115728

Justia Opinion Summary: The worker was injured in a 2006 automobile accident near Cordova, where he was working temporarily for Venture. Cordova is 200 miles from Springfield, where he lived and where his plumbers’ and pipefitters’ union was. H...

People v. Radojcic
Date: November 21, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 114197
Docket Numbers: 114197, 114214
People v. E.R.H. Enterprises
Date: November 21, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 115106
Docket Number: 115106
Hartney Fuel Oil Company v. Hamer
Date: November 21, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 115130
Docket Numbers: 115130, 115131
People v. Pikes
Date: November 21, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 115171
Docket Number: 115171
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., v. McCluskey
Date: November 21, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 115469
Docket Number: 115469
Bd. of Educ. of Roxana Cmty. Unit Sch. Dist. No. 1 v. Pollution Control Bd.  
Date: November 21, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 115473
Docket Number: 115473

Justia Opinion Summary: WRB owns the Wood River Petroleum Refinery in Madison County. Following major renovations, WRB applied to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency under the Property Tax Code (35 ILCS 200/11-25) to have 28 of the ref...

Schultz v. Performance Lighting, Inc.
Date: November 21, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 115738
Docket Number: 115738
Rogers v. Imeri
Date: November 21, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 115860
Docket Number: 115860
People v. IL Dep't of Labor  
Date: November 20, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 115106
Docket Number: 1115106

Justia Opinion Summary: The Village of Bement, Piatt County, has a five-year contract, under which E.R.H. Enterprises operates and maintains the Village’s potable water facility and parts of its water delivery infrastructure. The Department of...

People v. Radojcic  
Date: November 20, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 114197
Docket Number: 114197

Justia Opinion Summary: Radojcic, his daughters, his attorney Helfand, and the office manager for one of his companies, were indicted for 52 financial crimes involving fraud on mortgage lenders. It was also alleged that Radojcic, while owing th...

Hartney Fuel Oil Co. v. Village of Forest View  
Date: November 20, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 115130
Docket Number: 115130

Justia Opinion Summary: Hartney, a fuel oil retailer with a home office in Forest View, in Cook County, accepted purchase orders in the Village of Mark, in Putnam County, through a business with which it contracted. No Hartney employees were in...

People v. Pikes  
Date: November 20, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 115171
Docket Number: 115171

Justia Opinion Summary: Mosley was killed in a 2006 drive-by shooting in Chicago. Trial testimony indicated that Mosley had been in a group with Robinson, a member of the Gangster Disciples street gang, and that Pikes and Donagen were in a car...

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., v. McCluskey  
Date: November 20, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 115469
Docket Number: 115469

Justia Opinion Summary: McCluskey executed a promissory note for $330,186, on a Naperville property, with Wells Fargo as the mortgage holder. After service in foreclosure proceedings, McCluskey did not answer or plead. An order of default and j...

Bd of Educ. of Roxana Cmty. Unit Sch. Dist/ No. 1 v. Pollution Control Bd.  
Date: November 20, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 115473
Docket Number: 115473

Justia Opinion Summary: WRB owns the Wood River Petroleum Refinery in Madison County. Following major renovations, WRB applied to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency under the Property Tax Code (35 ILCS 200/11-25) to have 28 of the ref...

Schultz v. Performance Lighting, Inc.  
Date: November 20, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 115738
Docket Number: 115738

Justia Opinion Summary: Schultz sought to recover a $100 per day statutory penalty from Performance Lighting under the Income Withholding for Support Act, 750 ILCS 28/35, claiming failure to withhold sums for child support that allegedly should...

Rogers v. Imeri  
Date: November 20, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 115860
Docket Number: 115860

Justia Opinion Summary: A 2009 collision on a rural Effingham County highway resulted in the death of a man, 18 years old and not intoxicated. The other driver was a 60-year-old man who was intoxicated and had been drinking in Johnny’s Bar and...

People v. Trzeciak  
Date: November 15, 2013
Citations: 2013 IL 114491, 2014 IL 114491
Docket Number: 114491

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with the 2004 murder of Kasavich. In pretrial motions, the trial court ruled that some evidence of domestic violence was relevant to defendant’s motive for the killing and to intent, but limited the...

In re Karavidas  
Date: November 15, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 115767
Docket Number: 115767

Justia Opinion Summary: Karavidas, admitted to practice law in Illinois in 1979, worked for the City of Chicago, the Attorney General, and several law firms. In 1988, he opened his own practice. His father executed will and trust documents pre...

Skokie Castings, Inc. v. IL Ins. Guar. Fund  
Date: October 18, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 113873
Docket Number: 113873

Justia Opinion Summary: When an insurance company authorized to transact business in Illinois becomes insolvent and unable to pay claims, the Illinois Insurance Guaranty Fund pays those claims after an order is entered liquidating the company,...

Performance Mktg. Ass'n, Inc. v. Hamer  
Date: October 18, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 114496
Docket Number: 114496

Justia Opinion Summary: The ability of consumers to make purchases on the internet from out-of-state merchants without paying Illinois sales or use taxes caused Illinois retailers to ask the legislature to “level the playing field.” The result...

Bd. of Educ. of Peoria Sch. Dist. No. 150 v. Peoria Fed'n of Support Staff  
Date: October 18, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 114853
Docket Number: 114853

Justia Opinion Summary: The Peoria School District employs 26 full-time and part-time individuals who work as security agents and guards. No other Illinois school district has this type of employee. These employees were represented by a union c...

Relf v. Shatayeva  
Date: October 18, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 114925
Docket Number: 114925

Justia Opinion Summary: A February 2008 automobile accident resulted in the death of the driver who was purportedly at fault. His son was issued letters of office to serve as independent administrator of the driver’s estate. The limitations per...

Prazen v. Shoop  
Date: October 18, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 115035
Docket Number: 115035

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1998 Prazen retired as superintendent of the City of Peru electrical department. He had more than 27 years of service and purchased five years of age-enhancement credit. Prazen had an unincorporated electrical busines...

People v. Hale  
Date: October 3, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 113140
Docket Number: 113140

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2001, a vehicle was fired at eight times by another expressway motorist on the expressway. The driver positively identified the defendant as the shooter several times, and the passenger, seriously injured, also, ident...

People v. Coleman  
Date: October 3, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 113307
Docket Number: 113307

Justia Opinion Summary: Coleman was convicted for participation in a 1994 Peoria home invasion and was sentenced to consecutive terms of 30 years for armed robbery and aggravated criminal sexual assault. The appellate court affirmed; Coleman wa...

In re Marriage of Earlywine  
Date: October 3, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 114779
Docket Number: 114779

Justia Opinion Summary: The underlying divorce proceedings were initiated by the husband in 2010 through his attorney, James, and were complicated because the couple had a three-year-old son. Both parties had debts and neither was able to pay a...

People v. Johnson  
Date: September 19, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 114639
Docket Number: 114639

Justia Opinion Summary: Johnson was convicted of first degree murder, armed robbery, aggravated vehicular hijacking, aggravated kidnapping and concealment of a homicidal death. He was sentenced to terms of natural life plus 70 years. The appell...

In re Shelby R.  
Date: September 19, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 114994
Docket Number: 114994

Justia Opinion Summary: A 14-year-old was the subject of a petition to have her adjudicated delinquent based on unlawful consumption of alcohol and other offenses. She pled guilty to the misdemeanor of unlawful consumption of alcohol in exchang...

People v. Aguilar
Date: September 12, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 112116
Docket Number: 110810
People v. Aguilar (Amended Opinion)
Date: September 12, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 112116
Docket Number: 112116
People v. Aguilar  
Date: September 12, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 112116
Docket Number: 112116

Justia Opinion Summary: Chicago police officers testified that teenagers were screaming, making gestures, and throwing bottles at passing vehicles in the vicinity of 4217 West 25th Place and then retired to the backyard of that address, which w...

Coram v. State of Illinois  
Date: September 12, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 113867
Docket Number: 113867

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2009, the Illinois Department of State Police denied Coram a firearm owners’ identification (FOID) card. The trial judge ordered issuance of the card. The State Police moved to vacate on the basis of Coram’s 1992 dome...

Gruszeczka v. IL Workers' Comp. Comm'n  
Date: August 1, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 114212
Docket Number: 114212

Justia Opinion Summary: The employee alleged that, while at work in 2004, he was involved in an accident that resulted in a condition for which he sought compensation. A Workers’ Compensation Commission arbitrator denied benefits, citing lack o...

Hope Clinic for Women, Ltd. v. Flores  
Date: July 11, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 112673
Docket Number: 112673

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2009 plaintiffs challenged, under the Illinois Constitution, the Parental Notice of Abortion Act of 1995, which prevents a minor from obtaining an abortion unless a parent or guardian is first given notice of the mino...

People v. Lacy  
Date: July 11, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 113216
Docket Number: 113216

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant, charged with murder and home invasion, remained in custody after his February 8, 2009 arrest. After he was granted several continuances, trial was set for February 1, 2010. The prosecution then requested a con...

In re B.C.P.  
Date: June 20, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 113908
Docket Number: 113908

Justia Opinion Summary: A minor was questioned outside his home by a special agent of the police department, accompanied by a DCFS child protection worker, in the presence of the child’s mother and stepfather. After the interview, a petition fo...

Metro. Life Ins. Co. v. Hamer  
Date: June 20, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 114234
Docket Number: 114234

Justia Opinion Summary: The Illinois Tax Delinquency Amnesty Act established a period, October 1, 2003 until November 17, 2003, during which "all taxes due" from 1983 through the first half of 2002 could be paid without interest or penalties. T...

Wilkins v. Williams  
Date: June 20, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 114310
Docket Number: 114310

Justia Opinion Summary: The plaintiff, driving to a doctor’s office, attempted to turn left across three lanes of oncoming traffic. The two closest oncoming lanes stopped, but in the curbside lane she collided with a private ambulance, making a...

VC&M, Ltd. v. Andrews  
Date: June 20, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 114445
Docket Number: 114445

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant moved to dismiss a breach of contract suit. Plaintiff e-filed a response to the motions. There was no objection. The circuit court dismissed; plaintiff e-filed a motion to reconsider. Defendant asserted that e-...

Crittenden v. Cook Cnty. Comm'n on Human Rights  
Date: June 20, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 114876
Docket Number: 114876

Justia Opinion Summary: Boyd, a female bartender filed a complaint with the Cook County Commission on Human Rights alleging that she was sexually harassed by her employer, Crittenden. The Commission entered awarded her $41,670 in lost wages, $5...

McFatridge v. Madigan  
Date: May 23, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 113676
Docket Number: 113676

Justia Opinion Summary: McFatridge prosecuted Steidl and Whitlock for 1986 murders and obtained convictions, which were subsequently overturned in federal court. The defendants filed separate federal suits seeking financial recovery against McF...

In re M.I.  
Date: May 23, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 113776
Docket Number: 113776

Justia Opinion Summary: Chicago police responded to a street fight. One yelled “police, stop, stop,” but M.I., then 16, fired multiple gunshots in their direction. A petition to have M.I. adjudicated delinquent was filed, and the state successf...

People v. Henderson  
Date: May 23, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 114040
Docket Number: 114040

Justia Opinion Summary: Chicago officers were on patrol when a man flagged them down. He did not give his name and was not asked for it, but said that there was a “possible gun” in a tan, four-door Lincoln with several persons inside. Shortly t...

Standard Mut. Ins. Co. v. Lay  
Date: May 23, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 114617
Docket Number: 114617

Justia Opinion Summary: Lay, a real estate company, hired a business to send advertising faxes on its behalf by “blast fax,” which sends advertisements to thousands of fax machines cheaply. As a result, Lay became the defendant in a class actio...

In re Marriage of Mayfield  
Date: May 23, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 114655
Docket Number: 114655

Justia Opinion Summary: Four years after he was divorced, the ex-husband suffered a workplace injury for which he received a lump-sum settlement of $239,920. He spent most of the money without notifying his ex-wife of the claim or settlement, b...

In re the Parentage of J.W.  
Date: May 23, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 114817
Docket Number: 114817

Justia Opinion Summary: The mother began a relationship with Jason in 2001; J.W. was born in 2002. The couple married in 2003 and divorced in 2006. The court awarded J.W.’s mother custody and Jason visitation. In 2008, the mother married Joe....

Palm v. 2800 Lake Shore Dr. Condo. Ass'n  
Date: April 25, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 110505
Docket Number: 110505

Justia Opinion Summary: Unit owner Palm had a dispute with his condominium association, and sought access to records and financial information. Chicago, a home rule unit, has an ordinance that requires production within three business days. P...

People v. Colyar  
Date: April 18, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 111835
Docket Number: 111835

Justia Opinion Summary: While patrolling a motel parking area, police approached defendant’s car and saw, in plain view in the center console, a large bullet. They ordered defendant and his passengers out of the car, handcuffed hem, found seve...

People v. Martinez  
Date: April 18, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 113475
Docket Number: 113475

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2006, defendant was indicted for aggravated battery and mob action. Multiple continuance motions were filed by defendant and the state. When the case was called for jury trial in May 2010, the victim-witnesses had not...

People v. Lloyd  
Date: April 18, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 113510
Docket Number: 113510

Justia Opinion Summary: Lloyd was convicted of seven counts of criminal sexual assault under 720 ILCS 5/12-13(a)(2). The victim was 13 years old and had known Lloyd all of her life. The appellate court affirmed six of his convictions, rejecting...

People v. Domagala  
Date: April 18, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 113688
Docket Number: 113688

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2003, Domagala, a live-in caretaker, was seen repeatedly striking and pressing the throat of his 84-year-old charge, Stanley. Approximately a week after being taken to the emergency room, Stanley was discharged to a n...

Russell v. SNFA  
Date: April 18, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 113909
Docket Number: 113909

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2003, Russell, the sole occupant and pilot of an Agusta 109C helicopter, died after his helicopter crashed in Illinois. Russell, a resident of Georgia, was living in Illinois and working for an Illinois air ambulance...

People v. Fitzpatrick  
Date: April 4, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 113449
Docket Number: 113449

Justia Opinion Summary: Fitzpatrick was stopped by a Zion police officer for walking down the middle of a street, a petty offense which violates the Illinois Vehicle Code and was also contrary to municipal ordinance. After a brief pat-down sear...

People v. Le Mirage, Inc.  
Date: April 4, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 113482
Docket Number: 113482

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2003, a stampede at a Chicago nightclub killed 21 people and injured 50 others. Security guards had released pepper spray to break up a fight on the dance floor, and a rush to the exit crushed these victims. The opera...

In re Estate of Boyar  
Date: April 4, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 113655
Docket Number: 113655

Justia Opinion Summary: Boyar died in 2010, suffering from dementia. His will, under which his son Robert was administrator, distributed all property to a trust for the benefit of Boyar’s children and grandchildren. Under the trust, Robert and...

People v. Hunter  
Date: April 4, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 114100
Docket Number: 114100

Justia Opinion Summary: Hunter was arrested in 2008 when Chicago police observed him standing in the doorway of a building. A codefendant, on the sidewalk, twice accepted money from a passerby and then nodded to Hunter, who retrieved an item fr...

Ferguson v. Patton  
Date: March 21, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 112488
Docket Number: 112488

Justia Opinion Summary: The Chicago Inspector General initiated an investigation of possible improprieties in how a former city employee was awarded a city contract without the normal competitive process. Documents were sought from the city’s l...

People v. Cruz  
Date: March 21, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 113399
Docket Number: 113399

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1996, Cruz was convicted of first degree murder and attempted first degree murder and was sentenced to consecutive terms of 60 and 30 years. The appellate court affirmed. In 1999, he filed an untimely post-conviction...

People v. Donelson  
Date: March 21, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 113603
Docket Number: 113603

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was indicted for a 1998 murder, home invasion, residential burglary and two separate charges of aggravated criminal sexual assault. A conviction for sexual assault triggers mandatory consecutive sentences. The...

People v. Bailey  
Date: March 21, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 113690
Docket Number: 113690

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2006, an 80-year-old man was found strangled to death in his apartment; his garage was empty, but his car was later recovered several blocks away. The keys to the car were in the possession of Bailey when he was arres...

Julie Q. v. Dept. of Children & Family Servs.  
Date: March 21, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 113783
Docket Number: 113783

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2009, Julie was reported to the Department of Children and Family Services by her estranged husband concerning events involving alcoholism. After an investigation, DCFS made an indicated finding of child neglect and a...

People v. Kennebrew  
Date: March 21, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 113998
Docket Number: 113998

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of sexual misconduct against his stepdaughter in 2007, when she was nine years old. The appellate court reversed his conviction for predatory criminal sexual assault, finding the evidence insuffic...

People v. Cardona  
Date: March 21, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 114076
Docket Number: 114076

Justia Opinion Summary: Cardona was charged with indecent solicitation of a child and unlawful restraint based on a 2007 incident concerning a girl who was walking home from school. Cardona has never been tried; he was ruled unfit for trial and...

People v. Blair  
Date: March 21, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 114122
Docket Number: 114122

Justia Opinion Summary: Blair was convicted of armed robbery for taking $965 from Kelly in 2009 by threatening the use of force while armed with a firearm. The circuit court imposed a 23-year term, which included a 15-year firearm enhancement....

DeHart v. DeHart  
Date: March 21, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 114137
Docket Number: 114137

Justia Opinion Summary: Donald died in 2007 at age 84. His will, dated December, 2006, was admitted to probate. The woman he had married one year before execution of that will, Blanca, was named as executor. James, who had been held out by Dona...

People v. Rivera  
Date: February 22, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 112467
Docket Number: 112467

Justia Opinion Summary: Between 2002 and 2004, the defendant assaulted his 11-year-old stepdaughter and her 13-year-old friend. While in pretrial custody, before he was charged, defendant said he wanted to talk about what happened but that he w...

People v. Evans  
Date: February 22, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 113471
Docket Number: 113471

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2005, defendant was convicted of aggravated battery with a firearm and sentenced to 12 years. The appellate court affirmed. In 2008, he filed, pro se, a post-conviction petition. It was dismissed; the appellate court...

Griggsville-Perry Community Unit School District No. 4 v. Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board
Date: February 22, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 113721
Docket Numbers: 11372, 113723
Griggsville-Perry Cmty. Unit Sch. Dist. No. 4 v. IL Educ. Labor Relations Bd.  
Date: February 22, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 113721
Docket Number: 113721

Justia Opinion Summary: A “paraprofessional” who, for 11 years, had worked in the elementary school library, helped at recess, and taught keyboarding classes, was a member of the union, which had a collective-bargaining agreement with the distr...

State Bank of Cherry v. CGB Enters., Inc.  
Date: February 22, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 113836
Docket Number: 113836

Justia Opinion Summary: Consolidated Grain maintains a grain elevator in La Salle County, sold Rogowski’s crops, and gave him the proceeds by checks paid directly to him. The bank had lent money to Rogowski for which he signed a note and grante...

People v. Somers  
Date: February 22, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 114054
Docket Number: 114054

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant, charged with five counts of burglary, pled guilty in 2009 and received a sentence of 2 years’ probation and 180 days in jail. He was ordered to pay a public defender fee of $200 after the judge questioned him...

People v. Eppinger  
Date: February 22, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 114121
Docket Number: 114121

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with attempted murder, armed robbery, unlawful possession of a firearm, and aggravated battery with a firearm. A public defender was appointed, but defendant later successfully requested a different...

People v. Grant  
Date: February 7, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 112734
Docket Number: 112734

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2008, Chicago police in an unmarked car saw the defendant yelling “dro, dro” to a passing vehicle, in front of a Chicago Housing Authority building, in an area known for marijuana sales. The arresting officer testifie...

People v. Wilmington  
Date: February 7, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 112938
Docket Number: 112938

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of the 2004 shooting death of a man whose body was found in a garbage can. He gave a statement, but would not sign it and did not testify at trial. There was testimony that defendant had stated th...

People v. Jackson  
Date: February 7, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 113986
Docket Number: 113986

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1997, at age 15 and without a drivers’ license, Jackson was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. The Secretary of State created a driving record, issued a license number, then suspended the license und...

People v. English  
Date: January 25, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 112890
Docket Number: 112890

Justia Opinion Summary: English, was charged with knowing murder (720 ILCS 5/9-1(a)(2)), felony murder predicated on aggravated battery of a child (720 ILCS 5/9-1(a)(3)), and aggravated battery of a child (720 ILCS 5/12-4.3(a)), based on the de...

Poris v. Lake Holiday Prop. Owners Ass'n  
Date: January 25, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 113907
Docket Number: 113907

Justia Opinion Summary: Lake Holiday, a private community, is governed by the Association, which enacted restrictive covenants, rules, and regulations, including rules that concern speed limits, impose fines, provide for enforcement of rules by...

Bjork v. O'Meara  
Date: January 25, 2013
Citation: 2013 IL 114044
Docket Number: 114044

Justia Opinion Summary: Bjork was a nurse for Dama’s late wife. O’Meara was Dama’s dentist. Dama, then 90 years old, told Bjork that O’Meara had been asking for money and that “he did not want O’Meara to get everything.” Dama’s banker, Willia...

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