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
30
Jul
Without Personal Jurisdiction or Causal Relationship, Wheels Come Off Misappropriation Claim McDermott Will & Emery
28
Jul
COVID-19: US State Policy Report – July 27, 2020 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
28
Jul
Illinois Department of Human Rights Publishes FAQs on Workplace Transparency Act Reporting Mandate Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
24
Jul
What Qualifies as Living Separate and Apart in a Chicago Divorce? Anderson Boback & Marshall
21
Jul
Illinois, Chicago, Cook County Issue New COVID-19 Guidance, Restrictions Jackson Lewis P.C.
21
Jul
Is Your Privacy Violated by Using Your Face to Train AI to Recognize Faces? Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
21
Jul
Getting Back to Work: What Employers Should Keep in Mind About Industry-Related Requirements for Returning to Work Following Shutdown Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
17
Jul
COVID-19: US State Policy Report – July 16, 2020 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
14
Jul
Paragard IUD Alleged to Cause Serious Injuries Stark & Stark
14
Jul
Midwestern State Summary of Unemployment Eligibility During Temporary Shutdowns Foley & Lardner LLP
13
Jul
Stay Home, Chicago: Emergency Order Requires Travelers from High-Risk States to Quarantine ArentFox Schiff LLP
10
Jul
COVID-19: US State Policy Report – July 9, 2020 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
9
Jul
Understanding and Enforcing Force Majeure Clauses in Commercial Real Estate Leases During the COVID-19 Pandemic Faegre Drinker
9
Jul
Construction Contractor Pays $1 Million to Settle Fraud Allegations Relating to a Federal Program Designed to Help Disadvantaged Businesses Tycko & Zavareei LLP
9
Jul
COVID-19’s Continued Impacts on Cannabis Operators Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
7
Jul
Top 15 Questions Employers May Need Answered to Prepare for Chicago’s New Emergency Travel Order Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
7
Jul
Travelers Take Note: City of Chicago Issues Emergency Travel Order Much Shelist, P.C.
7
Jul
A Socially Distanced Ceremony: Virtual Execution of Estate Planning Documents McDermott Will & Emery
1
Jul
Chicago's Fair Workweek Ordinance and Minimum Wage Increases Are Here – Are You Ready? Much Shelist, P.C.
30
Jun
The Latest COVID-19 Reopening Guidance for Illinois and Chicago Employers Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
30
Jun
Changes to Chicago Paid Sick Leave Ordinance Become Effective July 1, 2020 Jackson Lewis P.C.
25
Jun
Illinois Moves to Phase 4 of Re-Opening Plan Much Shelist, P.C.
18
Jun
White Castle Required to Face Manager’s Collecting and Sharing Data Suit Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
18
Jun
New Case Holds That COVID-19 Closure Order “Unambiguously” Triggers Force Majeure Clause Godfrey & Kahn S.C.
17
Jun
Preliminary Approval Secured for Corner Bakery Café’s $3.2 Million Biometric Privacy Settlement Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
17
Jun
Are Divorced Parents Required to Pay for College in Illinois? Anderson Boback & Marshall
16
Jun
Seventh Circuit Breathes New Life into Refusal-to-Deal Claims MoginRubin
16
Jun
The Illinois Supreme Court Strikes a Blow to Litigation Tourism in the State Greenberg Traurig, LLP
16
Jun
Jurisdiction Over Out-of-State Defendants Unconstitutional in Illinois Polsinelli PC
16
Jun
COVID-19: US State Policy Report – June 15, 2020 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
15
Jun
Vimeo Will Face Facial Recognition BIPA Class Action in Federal Court, Despite Valid Arbitration Clause Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
15
Jun
BIPA Dismissal is a Small Defense Victory Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
10
Jun
Too Much Money!: Court Holds Excess Class Settlement Funds to go to the Government Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
10
Jun
Illinois Federal Court Rejects Arbitration of BIPA Class Action Barnes & Thornburg LLP
10
Jun
Take Two: Illinois Enacts Law Providing Presumption of Workers’ Compensation Coverage for COVID-19 (US) Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
8
Jun
COVID Recovery In The Courts: What To Expect As Courts Adapt To The New Normal McDermott Will & Emery
8
Jun
Waters of the United States Litigation: Practical Considerations for the Regulated Community Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
8
Jun
Broadcast Your Safety: City of Chicago Promotes Self-Certification Program Much Shelist, P.C.
5
Jun
Illinois Supreme Court Affirms School District Must Pay for Emergency Construction Barnes & Thornburg LLP
5
Jun
Excessive Spending During Divorce Anderson Boback & Marshall
5
Jun
Video Blog Series: Are You Interviewing Job Candidates Remotely Right Now? Then You Need to Know about this New Law Mintz
5
Jun
IL Supreme Court Follows BMS To Hold Courts May Not Exercise Personal Jurisdiction Over Claims of Out-of-State Plaintiffs for Out-Of-State Injuries From A Device Made Out-Of-State Faegre Drinker
4
Jun
Is Your Employee's Confirmed COVID-19 Diagnosis a Recordable Illness Under OSHA's Recordkeeping Requirements? Much Shelist, P.C.
3
Jun
Video Blog Series: These Four Key Privacy Laws Have Major Implications for Companies in 2020 Mintz
3
Jun
Pandemic Furloughs in Place? Time to Assess Your WARN Obligations Faegre Drinker
1
Jun
Governor Pritzker’s Latest Executive Order Calls for Employers to Reevaluate and Implement Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Guidelines Vedder Price
1
Jun
Orders and Guidelines for Resuming Non-Emergent Health Care Procedures in Illinois, New Jersey and Pennsylvania Faegre Drinker
1
Jun
Chicago’s Anti-Retaliation Ordinance Protects Some Employees from Reporting to Work ArentFox Schiff LLP
29
May
TCPA VERTIGO: Defendant’s Argument that the TCPA Does Not Apply to Government Contractors Reminds us All Just How Messed Up the TCPA Really Is Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
29
May
City of Chicago Unveils Reopening Guidelines, PPE Exchange Ahead of Transition to Phase 3 Jackson Lewis P.C.
 

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