Archive for July 2014

Chicago case, Texas lawyer?

Chicago case, Texas lawyer?
                    I couldn’t sleep recently and turned on the TV late night/early morning.  I was stunned by the number of creepy lawyer ads out there.  Years ago I did a legal tip of the day on WGN radio and felt a little weird about it because... Read more »

The #1 thing to remember when you’re in court

The #1 thing to remember when you’re in court
The other day, a guy yells at a Cook County judge, calls her names and says some other obscene things to her, and only gets 30 days in jail for it. This is one lucky guy. The judge had set bail, and as the defendant was being escorted out of the courtroom, he started in... Read more »

No more ticket quotas for Illinois cops

No more ticket quotas for Illinois cops
You might have heard the news that Illinois police departments can no longer set ticket quotas. This means that they can’t tell their cops that they have to write a certain number of traffic tickets in a given time frame. And departments can’t use the number of tickets a cop writes to review or evaluate... Read more »
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Uber is great, but could be even better

Uber is great, but could be even better
As someone who makes their living off of a website, I’m sure slow to adapt to technology. But I finally came around and tried Uber and I have to say that I love it. It’s easy, so far reliable and way cheaper than taxi cabs in Chicago. But I had a recent ride that made... Read more »

The number one thing you can do to win your custody case

The number one thing you can do to win your custody case
You don’t have control over everything in a custody case. In fact, it probably feels like the vast majority of it is completely out of your control. The most important thing you can do, however, is be a great parent. It’s arguably the biggest aspect of your custody case. Obviously, no one wants to be... Read more »

Your friends are idiots

Your friends are idiots
If you had a serious medical condition, would you seek advice from your buddy the mechanic?  Of course not, you’d see a doctor.  If your car engine blew up, would you ask your neighbor what they think?  No, you’d go see a mechanic. At least you’d see the experts if you were taking your situation... Read more »
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Attorneys, Luis Suarez and admitting you screwed up

Attorneys, Luis Suarez and admitting you screwed up
          I don’t understand why people have so much trouble admitting their mistakes. When you deny deny deny, you lose your chance at a positive outcome. It makes me cringe to see what happens to a person’s credibility and reputation when they fail to own up to things. It’s not easy,... Read more »

“Frozen” will help you determine if you have a lawsuit

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Even with two boys I’ve seen the movie “Frozen” more than once.  Not as much as my nieces have who like most American girls appear to have the movie playing on a continuous loop, but I know the story. In the above clip, Kristoff says to Anna “You almost set me on fire!” and she... Read more »

Beware the Divvy tourist

Beware the Divvy tourist
Maybe it’s just me, but I think Divvy has worsened the already tenuous relationship between cars and bikes in Chicago. It seems to be the worst downtown and on the lake, so I’ve decided to blame the tourists. You see one of those blue bikes and you don’t know what’s going to happen. It’s a... Read more »
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