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Feb 21, 2020

Baltimore birth injury firm announces opening of Chicago office

Baltimore-based Wais, Vogelstein, Forman & Offutt LLC announced last month that it will be opening a Chicago office to expand its birth injury and medical negligence practice. The firm, which boasts more than $400 million in birth injury verdicts and settlements in the last 10 years, expects the new location to allow attorneys to better […]

Mar 26, 2019

Attorneys: Prosecutors drop charges against Jussie Smollett

CHICAGO — Prosecutors on Tuesday abruptly dropped all charges against Jussie Smollett, defense attorneys said, apparently abandoning the case barely five weeks after the “Empire” actor was accused of lying to police about being the target of a racist, anti-gay attack in downtown Chicago. Smollett’s attorneys said his record had “been wiped clean” of the […]

Sep 29, 2014

Dallas suburb removes books from its banned list

Lifting a book ban heads legal-news roundup that includes comparison of Eric Holder and RFK, drone use by police and a tale of strip searches in two cities.

Jun 8, 2014

AndroGel lawsuits consolidated in Chicago

Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie Inc. must face lawsuits consolidated in federal court in Chicago that claim they hid the risks of using the testosterone-replacement drug AndroGel, a panel of judges ruled.

Sep 3, 2013

Law blog roundup

An American city tries to emerge from bankruptcy.

Aug 27, 2013

MacArthur increases ‘genius grants’ to $625,000

CHICAGO — The MacArthur Foundation announced Tuesday that it is increasing the value of its annual “genius grants” to $625,000. Previously, grants of $500,000 have been awarded in a secrecy-shrouded process to winners who work in fields including music, medicine, the arts and journalism. The foundation last increased the grant in 2000. “We looked at […]

Jun 11, 2013

Finesa acquires Chicago grocery store

Finesa Real Estate Group, of Rockville, an investor in and operator of multifamily and retail properties, announced it acquired a retail asset on the North Side of Chicago.

May 29, 2013

Exelon Corp. makes management changes

Exelon Corp., of Chicago, parent company of Baltimore-based energy company Constellation, announced that Kenneth W. Cornew, formerly executive vice president and chief commercial officer, Exelon, and president and CEO of Constellation, has been promoted to senior executive vice president and chief commercial officer, Exelon, and president and CEO of Exelon Generation, commanding one of the largest[...]

May 1, 2013

Exelon reports loss in first quarter

Exelon Corp., whose varied holdings include Baltimore-based Constellation Energy and Baltimore Gas & Electric Co., reported a loss in its first quarter due to lower market prices, higher nuclear fuel costs and higher operating and maintenance expenses, among other factors. The Chicago-based energy company reported a net loss of $4 million, or 1 cent per […]

Mar 14, 2013

Census: Record 1 in 3 counties now dying off

WASHINGTON — A record number of U.S. counties — more than 1 in 3 — are now dying off, hit by an aging population and weakened local economies that are spurring young adults to seek jobs and build families elsewhere. New 2012 census estimates released Thursday highlight the population shifts as the U.S. encounters its […]

Mar 5, 2013

Flight cancellations expected as storm barrels toward Mid-Atlantic

A late-winter storm barreled through the Midwest, snarling air travel in and out of Chicago, and it will soon take aim at busy airports around Washington, D.C. By late morning Tuesday, more than 1,200 flights had been canceled, almost all at Chicago’s O’Hare and Midway airports. The airlines were already looking one day ahead and […]

Mar 4, 2013

Gov’t: Budget cuts already causing airport delays

WASHINGTON — Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says U.S. airports, including Los Angeles International and O’Hare International in Chicago, are already experiencing delays as a result of automatic federal spending cuts. Both of those big-city airports routinely suffer delays. Napolitano said Monday that delays will become worse. The Transportation Security Administration and Cus[...]

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