Supreme Court of Illinois Decisions 2019

People v. Buffer  
Date: April 18, 2019
Citation: 2019 IL 122327
Docket Number: 122327

Justia Opinion Summary: A jury found defendant guilty of four counts of first-degree murder (720 ILCS 5/9-1(a)(1), (a)(2)), and specifically found that defendant, age 16 at the time of the crime, personally discharged a firearm that caused the...

Fillmore v. Taylor  
Date: April 18, 2019
Citation: 2019 IL 122626
Docket Number: 122626

Justia Opinion Summary: Fillmore, an inmate at the Sumner, Illinois Lawrence Correctional Center, sued three Corrections officers for failing to follow mandatory legal procedures before imposing discipline upon him for violating prison rules re...

People v. Kimble  
Date: April 18, 2019
Citation: 2019 IL 122830
Docket Number: 122830

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2014, the defendant was charged with four counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse against a nine-year-old girl. During deliberations, the judge indicated on the record that she had received a note from the jury: “...

Piccioli v. Board of Trustees of the Teachers’ Retirement System  
Date: April 4, 2019
Citation: 2019 IL 122905
Docket Number: 122905

Justia Opinion Summary: The 2007 Act, 40 ILCS 5/16-106(10), amended the Pension Code, which governs the Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS): An officer or employee of a statewide teachers’ union was permitted to establish TRS service credit if t...

Van Dyke v. White  
Date: March 21, 2019
Citation: 2019 IL 121452
Docket Number: 121452

Justia Opinion Summary: Van Dyke is a licensed insurance producer, 215 ILCS 5/1, and registered with the Secretary of State Securities Department as an investment adviser, 815 ILCS 5/1. The Department received a complaint from the adult childr...

Chicago v. Kankakee  
Date: March 21, 2019
Citation: 2019 IL 122878
Docket Number: 122878

Justia Opinion Summary: Municipalities sued other municipalities to recover revenue under the Use Tax Act (35 ILCS 105/1). Use tax is imposed on the privilege of using in Illinois tangible personal property purchased at retail from a retailer o...

People v. Webb  
Date: March 21, 2019
Citation: 2019 IL 122951
Docket Number: 122951

Justia Opinion Summary: Webb was charged with misdemeanor unlawful use of weapons (UUW) statute (720 ILCS 5/24-1(a)(4)) after he was discovered carrying a stun gun in his jacket pocket while in his vehicle on a public street. Greco was charged...

1550 MP Road LLC v. Teamsters Local Union No. 700  
Date: March 21, 2019
Citation: 2019 IL 123046
Docket Number: 123046

Justia Opinion Summary: The Property of Unincorporated Associations Act, 765 ILCS 115/2, requires a labor union to notify its members and obtain their approval before entering into an agreement to lease or purchase real estate. The circuit cour...

Wingert v. Hradisky  
Date: March 21, 2019
Citation: 2019 IL 123201
Docket Number: 123201

Justia Opinion Summary: The circuit court found section 25(b)(2) of the Drug Dealer Liability Act, 740 ILCS 57/25(b)(2), facially unconstitutional. The Act provides a civil remedy for persons injured as a result of illegal drug use. Persons who...

People v. Drake  
Date: March 21, 2019
Citation: 2019 IL 123734
Docket Number: 123734

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with aggravated battery of a child, heinous battery, and aggravated domestic battery. The indictments alleged that defendant immersed his six-year-old stepson, J.H. in hot water. The court admitted...

Edwards v. Atterberry  
Date: February 22, 2019
Citation: 2019 IL 123370
Docket Number: 123370

Justia Opinion Summary: Edwards was charged under the Timber Buyers Licensing Act. The information referred to each violation as constituting a Class A misdemeanor, which Edwards disputed. Edwards filed several pretrial motions, including motio...

Beaman v. Freesmeyer  
Date: February 7, 2019
Citation: 2019 IL 122654
Docket Number: 122654

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1993, ISU student Lockmiller was found dead in her Normal apartment. Police questioned Lockmiller’s then-boyfriend, Swaine, and former boyfriends, including Beaman. At a meeting including the McLean County prosecutors...

People v. Gawlak  
Date: February 7, 2019
Citation: 2019 IL 123182
Docket Number: 123182

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2008, Defendant was charged with the sexual assault of his 10-year-old daughter, J.G. The indictment alleged that defendant inserted his fingers in J.G.’s vagina, licked her vagina, and touched her buttocks. After his...

In re Appointment of Special Prosecutor  
Date: January 25, 2019
Citation: 2019 IL 122949
Docket Number: 122949

Justia Opinion Summary: In a 2004 Chicago altercation, Vanecko punched Koschman in the face, causing Koschman to fall back and strike his head on the sidewalk. Koschman died from his injuries. In 2004-2011, law enforcement investigated. No char...

People v. Johnson  
Date: January 25, 2019
Citation: 2019 IL 122956
Docket Number: 122956

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2013, defendant (age 31) was charged with several controlled drug incidents, In a negotiated plea agreement, he agreed to plead guilty to two counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance within 1000 feet of a...

People v. Witherspoon  
Date: January 25, 2019
Citation: 2019 IL 123092
Docket Number: 123092

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged in a separate case with domestic battery and criminal trespass to a residence. He was released on bond, with the court ordering as conditions of the bail bond that defendant have no contact with the...

Peach v. McGovern  
Date: January 25, 2019
Citation: 2019 IL 123156
Docket Number: 123156

Justia Opinion Summary: A motorist whose vehicle was rear-ended sued the other driver. The circuit court entered judgment for the defendant. The appellate court reversed and remanded for a new trial on damages, holding that the circuit court er...

Rosenbach v. Six Flags Entertainment Corp.  
Date: January 25, 2019
Citation: 2019 IL 123186
Docket Number: 123186

Justia Opinion Summary: The Biometric Information Privacy Act, 740 ILCS 14/1, imposes restrictions on how private entities collect, retain, disclose and destroy biometric identifiers, including retina or iris scans, fingerprints, voiceprints, s...

Smith v. Vanguard Group Inc.  
Date: January 25, 2019
Citation: 2019 IL 123264
Docket Number: 123264

Justia Opinion Summary: Donald initially listed no beneficiary who would take any funds remaining in his individual retirement account at his death. In 2013, he was hospitalized. During his hospitalization, someone designated his wife, JoAnn, a...

People v. Relwani  
Date: January 25, 2019
Citation: 2019 IL 123385
Docket Number: 123385

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. His driver’s license was summarily suspended under Illinois’s implied consent statute (625 ILCS 5/11-501.1). Defendant filed a petition to rescind the st...

In re Marriage of Fatkin  
Date: January 25, 2019
Citation: 2019 IL 123602
Docket Number: 123602

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fatkins, married in 2004, divorced in 2015. The parties were granted joint custody of their children (born in 2004 and 2010) with the father having primary physical custody. In 2017, the trial court granted father’s...

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