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
9
Feb
Illinois Prohibits Police Use of Household Electronic Data Without Warrant Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
7
Feb
Illinois Supreme Court Rules BIPA Claims Are Not Preempted by the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
6
Feb
Illinois Supreme Court Deals a Serious Blow to Employers’ Ability to Defend Against BIPA Claims For Statutory Damages Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
4
Feb
Illinois Supreme Court Finds Worker’s Compensation Law Does Not Preclude Illinois BIPA Claims Polsinelli PC
4
Feb
Supreme Court Rules That BIPA Claims Are Not Barred By Ill. Workers’ Compensation Act Proskauer Rose LLP
4
Feb
Illinois High Court’s Long-Awaited Decision Holds BIPA Claims Not Barred By Workers’ Comp Law Jackson Lewis P.C.
3
Feb
Jump in Facial and Voice Recognition Raises Privacy, Cybersecurity, Civil Liberty Concerns Jackson Lewis P.C.
2
Feb
Illinois Begins to Issue Compliance Deadlines for Equal Pay Reporting Jackson Lewis P.C.
1
Feb
Illinois’s Lodging Services Human Trafficking Law Leaves Unanswered Questions for Restaurants and Truck Stops Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
28
Jan
Trends in Data Privacy Litigation | Q1 2022 [VIDEO] McDermott Will & Emery
26
Jan
Illinois Imposes New Restrictions on Non-Competes and Non-Solicits Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
20
Jan
Drunk Driving Stats in Illinois Clifford Law Offices
13
Jan
Illinois Adopts New Public Employer Rules on Federal OSHA’s COVID-19 ETS Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
12
Jan
Electric Scooter Safety Concerns in Chicago Clifford Law Offices
11
Jan
7th Circuit: Is Each Transmission of Biometric Data a BIPA Violation? MoginRubin
10
Jan
From Time Keeping to Dashcams, BIPA Litigation Continues Jackson Lewis P.C.
10
Jan
2022 Compliance Reporting Requirements Round Up Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
10
Jan
Will A Starbucks Union Affect Your Morning Cup Of Coffee? Barnes & Thornburg LLP
6
Jan
An Overview of Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Licensure and Registration Laws in the United States Mintz
6
Jan
Significant Equal Pay Reporting Requirements to Take Effect for Illinois Employers Vedder Price
5
Jan
2021 Year in Review: Biometric and AI Litigation Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
3
Jan
Cook County, Illinois, COVID-19 Vaccine Order for Certain Indoor Settings Now Effective Jackson Lewis P.C.
3
Jan
Time Is Money: A Quick Wage-Hour Tip on …Did You Remember to Make Necessary Changes to Comply with New 2022 State and Local Wage-Hour Laws? Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
1
Jan
Cook County, Illinois, Issues Proof-of-COVID-19-Vaccination Requirements for Restaurants, Gyms, and Indoor Entertainment Venues Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
30
Dec
New Year, New Rules: Chicago Employers Navigate Vaccine Mandates Much Shelist, P.C.
28
Dec
Two New State Laws Could Disrupt the Vapor Industry Keller and Heckman LLP
27
Dec
State Law Round-Up: Year-End Edition (US) (Part 1 of 2) Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
23
Dec
Chicago Issues Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Restaurants, Gyms, and Indoor Concerts Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
22
Dec
Chicago Issues COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements for Restaurants, Bars, Gyms, Entertainment Venues Jackson Lewis P.C.
22
Dec
Two Recent Developments Promise to Shed Light on Accrual of BIPA Claims Vedder Price
21
Dec
If Your Disclosure of a Data Breach Was “Late,” You May Have to Litigate Robinson & Cole LLP
21
Dec
Minimum Wage Increases in 2022: A Chart of Upcoming Changes and Interactive Map Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
17
Dec
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Proposes New PFAS Standards ArentFox Schiff LLP
9
Dec
HealthLaw HotSpot: Illinois Freedom to Work Act: Updating Your Contracts to Assure Non-Competes Are Enforceable in 2022 Roetzel & Andress LPA
3
Dec
Ensuring Compliance With the Illinois Consumer Coverage Disclosure Act Much Shelist, P.C.
2
Dec
Illinois Sets Course for EV Manufacturing in Illinois ArentFox Schiff LLP
29
Nov
Ethylene Oxide Legislative Updates CMBG3 Law
24
Nov
Court Denies GrubHub’s Motion to Dismiss in TCPA Class Action Robinson & Cole LLP
18
Nov
Privacy Tip #307 – Credit Card Skimming Devices Found at Costco Robinson & Cole LLP
17
Nov
Transgender Discrimination Claims Continue to Evolve; Employers’ Should Take Note Jackson Lewis P.C.
15
Nov
Reminder: Illinois Restrictive Covenant Law Takes Effect on January 1, 2022 Proskauer Rose LLP
12
Nov
Food Fairness Act: Protecting Small Businesses Keller and Heckman LLP
1
Nov
Leadership Failure: Chicago Blackhawks Organization and the NHLPA Jackson Lewis P.C.
1
Nov
Possession of a Debtor’s Property After a Bankruptcy Filing May…or May Not…Be a Stay Violation Nelson Mullins
29
Oct
Illinois Limits Religious Objections to COVID Prevention Measures Miller Canfield
27
Oct
Hard Seltzer Co. Sued for Overstating Health Benefits Keller and Heckman LLP
13
Oct
North Carolina Federal Court Finds No Duty to Defend Illinois BIPA Suit Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
13
Oct
Another Federal Court Allows BIPA Claims to Proceed, Finding State of Mind Allegations Not Necessary for Plaintiff’s Claim Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
5
Oct
Federal Court Gives Preliminary Approval of $92 Million TikTok MDL Settlement Over Objections Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
4
Oct
Litigation Update on Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act Proskauer Rose LLP
 

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