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
26
Feb
COVID-19: US State Policy Report – February 25, 2021 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
25
Feb
Residency Audits: What To Expect When You Move To Another State Greenberg Traurig, LLP
23
Feb
Illinois Legislature Seeks to Limit Use of Restrictive Covenants Proskauer Rose LLP
21
Feb
Maryland Joins New York with a BIPA-like Biometric Privacy Bill Jackson Lewis P.C.
21
Feb
Faxes Re:Free Continuing Education Presentations: What Constitutes a Commercial Pretext? Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
19
Feb
COVID-19: US State Policy Report – February 17, 2021 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
17
Feb
BIPA Litigation Against Manufacturers and Vendors of Biometric Technologies: Where Are We Now? Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
16
Feb
Roadmap to Compliance: Major Employment Laws Effective as of January 2021 and Beyond Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
16
Feb
Monitoring the Reopening McDermott Will & Emery
16
Feb
Illinois Renews Effort to Enact Expansive Restrictive Covenant Legislation Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
11
Feb
Biometric Privacy Developments Polsinelli PC
10
Feb
Legislative Update Impacting Illinois Employers Jackson Lewis P.C.
9
Feb
COVID-19: US State Policy Report – February 6-8, 2021 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
8
Feb
You Have Heard of the BIPA, But What About the GIPA? Jackson Lewis P.C.
5
Feb
Court Denies Stay in Coverage Dispute Arising Out of Clearview Litigation Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
5
Feb
Regulating Third-Party Food Delivery Services During COVID-19 Hunton Andrews Kurth
4
Feb
BIPA Bellwether: New Illinois Supreme Court Order Foreshadows Employment Guidance Vedder Price
3
Feb
Seventh Circuit Decision May Portend Increase in Equal Pay Act Claims for Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin Employers Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
2
Feb
States Gear Up to Limit Use of Biometrics and Biological Data Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
1
Feb
Year in Review: Top 10 Class Action Stories and Trends Jackson Lewis P.C.
1
Feb
$10 Million Lawsuit over January 6th Capitol Riot-Related Firing Proskauer Rose LLP
27
Jan
New York Proposes Biometric Privacy Act With Private Right of Action Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
27
Jan
States Challenge DOL’s Tip Regulations Final Rule, DOL Withdraws Opinion Letters Jackson Lewis P.C.
21
Jan
Illinois Appellate Court Upholds Sanctions Against Radio Advertiser For Bad Faith Trade Secrets Claims Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
21
Jan
COVID-19: US State Policy Report – January 20, 2021 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
20
Jan
FCC Expands Over-the-Air Reception Devices Rule and Preempts Chicago Ordinance Restricting Placement of Satellite Dish Antennas Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
19
Jan
In Truck Accidents, the Driver May Not Be the Only One Responsible Clifford Law Offices
15
Jan
Illinois Legislature Passes Bill Amending Judgment Interest Statute to Impose Prejudgment Interest in Tort Actions Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
15
Jan
No Article III Standing for Latest Clearview Plaintiff: Seventh Circuit Affirms District Court’s Decision to Remand BIPA Class Action to Illinois State Court Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
13
Jan
COVID-19: US State Policy Report – January 9-11, 2021 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
12
Jan
USCIS: Delays Issuing Receipt Notices for Applications, Petitions Filed at Certain Lockboxes Jackson Lewis P.C.
12
Jan
Court Rejects Bid to Move BIPA Case to Binding Arbitration, Declining to Enforce Arbitration Clause in Terms of Service Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
4
Jan
State & Local Employment Law Developments: Q4 2020 Faegre Drinker
30
Dec
COVID-19: US State Policy Report – December 24-28, 2020 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
17
Dec
State Law Round-Up: Year End Edition – PART TWO (Illinois – Washington, D.C.) (US) Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
16
Dec
Minority Shareholders: Understand Your Fiduciary Duties and How to Eliminate Them ArentFox Schiff LLP
16
Dec
Employer’s Use of BIPA “Consent” Form Fails to Defeat Data Privacy Class Action Litigation Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
14
Dec
Price Gouging Weekly Round Up: December 14, 2020 Proskauer Rose LLP
9
Dec
General Liability Insurer Must Defend Trademark and Other IP Claims Hunton Andrews Kurth
8
Dec
December 31, 2020 Deadline Looms for Illinois Employers to Conduct Sexual Harassment Training Proskauer Rose LLP
7
Dec
Determining Fault When Unsafe Road Conditions Cause Accidents Clifford Law Offices
4
Dec
False Advertising Consumer Class Actions Related to Coffee Servings Continue with Suit Against Folgers Keller and Heckman LLP
2
Dec
Federal Court Rejects Constitutional Challenge to BIPA Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
1
Dec
Final Piece of Chicago’s Predictive Scheduling Law Goes Into Effect on January 1, 2021 Jackson Lewis P.C.
30
Nov
Last Call: Illinois Employers Must Provide Sexual Harassment Training by Year End ArentFox Schiff LLP
30
Nov
Seventh Circuit Clarifies Scope of Article III Standing Under Illinois BIPA Proskauer Rose LLP
30
Nov
Final Part of Chicago’s Predictive Scheduling Law to Go Into Effect in 2021 Jackson Lewis P.C.
30
Nov
Price Gouging Weekly Round Up - November 30, 2020 Proskauer Rose LLP
25
Nov
Home Depot Settles Data Breach Multi-state Enforcement Action for $17.5 Million Robinson & Cole LLP
24
Nov
Same Biometric Story, Different Claim: Employee’s BIPA Lawsuit Survives Employer’s Motion to Dismiss Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
 

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