Illinois

The state of Illinois was admitted as the 21st state on December 3, 1818. Although not its Capital City, Chicago is one of the leading cities in the US discussed in relation to political, enforcement, police brutality, and murder cases. Illinois is located in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

The Capital City of Illinois  is Springfield, and Illinois is nicknamed the “Prairie State”. The state bird is the Cardinal. The Purple Violet is the state flower and White Oak is the state tree. Its land area of about 58,000 sq. miles makes it the 25th largest state in the US. And, the population of approximately 12.8 million makes it the Fifth largest in the US. Chicago’s population of about 2.7 million, makes it the third most populous city in the US.

The National Law Review covers legal news coming out of Cook County, including the controversial sweetened beverage tax and its subsequent repeal and new paid sick leave employment requirements.

Chicago, and Illinois in general, was highly populated by immigrant workers in the early 1900s. Namely because of job-growth in textile, coal mining, industrial, and manufacturing jobs, the state became a hub for immigrants. Additionally, The Great Migration which swept through Chicago established a large community of African Americans, bringing famous jazz and blues music cultures to the city.

A number of US Presidents have been elected while living in Illinois. Most famously noted is Lincoln (where the Land of Lincoln logo is still seen on state license tags today). However, other Presidents including Ulysses S. Grant and Barack Obama were also residents when nominated into office. Hillary Clinton and Ronald Reagan were also born in Illinois. Two presidential libraries are in the state of Illinois as well.

Today, the state has a Democratic stronghold in elected offices. Although current governor and lieutenant governors are Republican (voted in 2015), the secretary of state, attorney general, comptroller, treasurer, and US Senators Class II and III, are all members of the Democratic Party. The state has voted Democratic in all elections to date, dating back to 1992. The state has a total of 18 congressional districts, with 11 delegates being Democratic and the other 7 members being part of the Republican party.

There are many prestigious law school located in Illinois, and in Chicago in particular.  For example, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law is located in the heart of downtown Chicago.  DePaul University College of Law  is located in Chicago's famous Loop,  The University of Illinois and Loyola Law School are are also located in Illinois. 

The National Law Review covers litigation on the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, non-compete agreements, sexual harassment and training regulations and data breach/security issues. Visitors to The National Law Review will also find information on election news, Illinois Supreme Court cases, and all the latest legal news from Illinois.

Date Title Organization
23
Jul
Indiana District Court Denies Students’ Challenge to Indiana University’s Vaccine Mandate Jackson Lewis P.C.
22
Jul
Amidst Uncertainty Surrounding the Scope of BIPA Liability, Hyatt Settles Employee Biometric Data Class Claims for $1.5 Million Hunton Andrews Kurth
22
Jul
Do You Have To Negotiate The Vaccine With Your Union? Barnes & Thornburg LLP
21
Jul
Lawsuit Targets Dreyer’s “Chocolate” Ice Cream Bars Keller and Heckman LLP
19
Jul
The Uncertainty of Uncertified Deposition Recordings: Something New We All Need to Think About Roetzel & Andress LPA
15
Jul
Constitutional Challenges to Biometric Privacy Laws: BIPA Clearview Litigation as a Litmus Test? Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
13
Jul
Seventh Circuit Issues Decision Finding Broad Scope of Ministerial Exception; Questions Remain Jackson Lewis P.C.
12
Jul
Illinois Legislature Passes Sweeping Non-Compete and Non-Solicitation Bill Greenberg Traurig, LLP
29
Jun
Illinois Enacts Equal Pay Certification Follow-Up Amendments Jackson Lewis P.C.
29
Jun
UPDATE: Companies Defending Personal Injury or Wrongful Death Suits in Illinois Now Face Prejudgment Interest ArentFox Schiff LLP
28
Jun
Pending Illinois Legislation Will Restrict Employers’ Use Of Non-Compete, Non-Solicit Agreements Barnes & Thornburg LLP
26
Jun
New City of Chicago Ordinance Gives Right to Return to Hotel Workers Laid Off During Pandemic Jackson Lewis P.C.
24
Jun
Playground Safety Tips for Summer 2021 Clifford Law Offices
24
Jun
Your Questions About Auto Liability Insurance Answered Clifford Law Offices
24
Jun
Restricting the Restrictions: New Illinois Legislation Would Limit Employer Use of Non-Competition and Similar Restrictive Covenants ArentFox Schiff LLP
24
Jun
What Is the Illinois Estate Tax Rate? Much Shelist, P.C.
23
Jun
Illinois Attorney General’s Office on the Lookout for Unlawful No-Poach Agreements Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
23
Jun
State Laws Hinder Progress of Non-Bias AI Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
22
Jun
ATDS Claim Dismissed Under Facebook: Triggered Calls from Alarm Company Do Not Give Rise to TCPA Claim Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
17
Jun
Illinois Lawmakers Put Right of Workers to Unionize, Engage in Collective Bargaining on 2022 Ballot Jackson Lewis P.C.
17
Jun
Pedestrian Fatalities on the Rise Clifford Law Offices
16
Jun
COVID Re-Opening Phase 5: What Now for Illinois and Chicago Businesses? Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
16
Jun
Illinois Legislature Passes Bill Impacting Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Covenants: What Employers Need to Know (US) Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
15
Jun
New Laws on Biometric, RFD and Other “Sensitive” Data Collection and Use Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
10
Jun
Keep Biometric Information Laws on the Radar for Compliance Robinson & Cole LLP
9
Jun
Illinois Legislature Passes Comprehensive Non-Compete and Non-Solicitation Bill Anticipated to Be Signed by Governor Pritzker Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
9
Jun
Illinois Lawmakers Pass Numerous Bills Affecting Employers Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
8
Jun
What Employers Need to Know About New Non-Compete Legislation in Illinois Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
8
Jun
Illinois Passes Bill to Further Limit Restrictive Covenants for Employees Jackson Lewis P.C.
8
Jun
Illinois Legislature Passes Significant Restrictive Covenant Reform Bill Proskauer Rose LLP
8
Jun
The “State” of Telehealth: Illinois Moves to Expand Telehealth Coverage Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
7
Jun
Illinois Bill to Further Limit Use of Restrictive Covenants With Employees Headed to Governor’s Desk Jackson Lewis P.C.
7
Jun
Illinois Prejudgment Interest – June Update Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
6
Jun
Caution! Technical Documents Concerning Efforts to Design Around a Patent Are Discoverable — Even When Done at the Direction of Counsel Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
4
Jun
Class Actions Continue to Target Butter & Vanilla Keller and Heckman LLP
3
Jun
Whistleblower Awarded Over $11 Million for Exposing False Claims Act Violations by Defense Contractor That Fraudulently Overcharged the US Marine Corps, Helping the Government Secure a $50 Million Settlement Tycko & Zavareei LLP
3
Jun
Business Tax Changes in the Illinois 2022 Budget ArentFox Schiff LLP
2
Jun
Insurer ‘Burned’ by Illinois Supreme Court Decision Regarding Tanning Salon’s Coverage for Biometric Information Disclosure Hunton Andrews Kurth
1
Jun
New Illinois Law Allows Prejudgment Interest on Damages in Certain Lawsuits Jackson Lewis P.C.
1
Jun
Chicago Introduces Wage Theft and Paid Secure Leave Ordinances Proskauer Rose LLP
28
May
Illinois State Legislators Authorize Increased Wage Theft Penalties Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
28
May
BIPA Litigation in Illinois Federal Court Paused Pending Significant Decisions in Other Cases Concerning Statute’s Application and Scope Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
28
May
Illinois Court Finds China Inadequate Forum For Trade Secret Misappropriation Claims Against Chinese Tech Company Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
27
May
Tanning Tiff: Illinois Supreme Court Clarifies Duty to Defend BIPA Claims Polsinelli PC
27
May
Illinois Supreme Court Holds Challenge To GO Bonds Is Barred By Laches, But Avoids Underlying Constitutional Issues Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
25
May
Illinois Governor Signs Sweeping Health Care Law Roetzel & Andress LPA
20
May
Retirement Community Chain Settles Alleged BIPA Violations for Almost $1 Million Robinson & Cole LLP
19
May
Yogurt Buyers Sue Chobani Over Misleading Label Claims Keller and Heckman LLP
13
May
Illinois Amends Employee Sick Leave Act to Cover Personal Care for Family Members Jackson Lewis P.C.
13
May
Under Expanded Illinois Kin Care Law, Employees Can Now Use Sick Leave Benefits for the “Personal Care” of a Family Member Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
 

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