Giuliani, once a hero, might be showing legal feet of clay
Rudy Giuliani leads news items including an allegation of religious bias, a judge seeking less drama and Illinois might be picking a fight with Wisconsin.
Activists rally in Ill. for expedited action on gay marriage
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Activists and supporters frustrated that Illinois still hasn’t legalized same-sex marriages demanded swift action during a rally Tuesday at the state Capitol, as lawmakers returned to Springfield to deal with several other weighty issues. Five months after the legislation stalled in the Illinois House, hundreds turned out for the “March on Springfield,” [&he[...]
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[...]
To blog or not to blog?
The blurry blogging line is even being tested by lawyers these days.
Does sharing legal knowledge during a business transaction waive attorney-client privilege?
Ex-comptroller pleads guilty in $53 million scam
ROCKFORD, Ill. — A longtime bookkeeper pleaded guilty Wednesday to allegations she embezzled more than $50 million from a small city in Illinois to fund a lavish lifestyle that included a nationally known horse-breeding operation. Rita Crundwell, the former comptroller of Dixon, pleaded guilty to a charge of wire fraud in federal court in Rockford. […]
Federal court denies ex-Illinois governor’s appeal
CHICAGO — A federal court in Chicago on Monday denied George Ryan’s appeal seeking his release from prison, dashing what was widely regarded as the former Illinois governor’s last hope to cut short his 6 1/2-year sentence for corruption. Even though the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ complex, 16-page ruling didn’t go in the […]
Peterson jury selection heads into 2nd day
JOLIET, Ill. — A second day of jury selection has started at the Drew Peterson murder trial with attorneys continuing to press would-be jurors on what they’ve heard about the case. One woman questioned Tuesday told the court she once heard friends discussing a 2011 TV movie about the case starring Rob Lowe. She recalled […]
Vilsack: House must pass drought help in farm bill
DES MOINES, Iowa — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack pushed Monday for Congress to act on a farm bill that would reinstate expired disaster assistance programs for farmers experiencing the worst drought in nearly seven decades. Programs authorized in the 2008 farm bill have expired and won’t be renewed unless the House approves a bill passed […]
I won’t pretend to be a public relations expert, but I’m pretty sure that having your CEO run away from a reporter and then locking the reporter in a room isn’t going to be on anyone’s list of PR best practices. That’s what reportedly happened last week in Washington. According to this account, reporter Mike […]
ACLU lawsuit challenges Illinois gay marriage ban
CHICAGO — More than two dozen gay and lesbian couples filed lawsuits Wednesday arguing that it’s unconstitutional for Illinois to deny them the right to marry, a move advocates hope will lead to legalized same-sex marriage. The two lawsuits — backed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois and the New York-based Lambda Legal […]
Retired Ill. couple claims share of $656M jackpot
RED BUD, Ill. — A retired southern Illinois couple has claimed the third and final share of last month’s record $656 million Mega Millions jackpot. Illinois Lottery officials introduced Merle and Patricia Butler at a ceremony in their hometown of Red Bud, where they bought the winning ticket for the March 30 drawing. The retired […]