August 18, 2019

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Illinois Amends its Wage Act

The Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act (IWPCA) is a state statute that outlines the rules and regulations regarding payment of wages. It is the piece of law that requires every employer to pay employees in a timely manner. What it has not … [Read more...]

Illinois Dram Shop Law

When someone is injured, the question often arises of “who is to blame?” It’s a simple question, which can sometimes have very complicated answers. For example, two drivers are involved in a crash. One followed the traffic laws and has a clean … [Read more...]

$15 Minimum Wage Bill Vetoed by Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner

Throughout the year, in the wake of Donald Trump’s inauguration, there has been cause for hope that the states and cities of this country would use their own resources to pass legislation benefitting workers. Minnesotan Governor Mark Dayton shot down … [Read more...]

Illinois Alcohol Laws

Whether you’re a resident of or visitor to Illinois, it’s important to know the laws regarding the sale, purchase and consumption of alcohol. Fake ID’s in Illinois Illinois has strict laws pertaining to the use of a fake ID to acquire alcohol, and … [Read more...]

How Does a Civil Union, Domestic Partnership or Common Law Marriage affect Wrongful Death in Illinois?

The money won in an Illinois wrongful death lawsuit goes to the “next of kin” of the person who died (decedent). For Illinois wrongful death purposes, “next of kin” means the surviving spouse and children. Only if there is no spouse and there are no … [Read more...]

Illinois Statutes of Limitations for Civil Cases

If you're a resident of Illinois who has been injured or has lost a loved one due to someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to monetary compensation; a personal injury attorney can help. Personal injury law is an umbrella term that covers … [Read more...]

Class Action Status Approved for Case Regarding Stoplight Violations in Chicago

Recently, Chicago Judge Kathleen Kennedy approved the progression of a class action lawsuit against Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration on grounds that the city did not give enough notice for speed camera and stoplight violations. According to … [Read more...]

Illinois Workers’ Compensation Law

What Is Workers’ Compensation? Workers’ Compensation is state system that allows most employees in the state to be compensated for an injury that they have sustained while working or because of their work. Workers’ Compensation ensures an injured … [Read more...]

Changes in Illinois Motor Vehicle Laws

The law is dynamic, not static – it is constantly changing. This reality can be problematic for people who don’t keep up with changes in the law because, as the old saying goes, “Ignorance of the law is no excuse”. Recent changes in Illinois motor … [Read more...]

Distracted Driving Accident Law in Illinois

Distracted driving is widely considered to be even more dangerous than driving while intoxicated. The U.S. Department of Transportation reports that distracted driving causes a million accidents and thousands of deaths each year in the United States. … [Read more...]