Archive for April 2015

Bruce Rauner is a big old hypocrite

Bruce Rauner is a big old hypocrite
Whether it’s Blago in office or now Bruce Rauner, there apparently is one big qualification to be Governor.  You have to be full of you know what. Just a couple of weeks ago, Rauner was blasting lawyers who donate mostly to Democrat causes.  Trial lawyers typically do support Democrats just like people who are against... Read more »

The truth? Can you handle the truth?

The truth?  Can you handle the truth?
One of the most common things people say to me when they call for Illinois legal advice or an attorney referral is, “I just want to know if I have a case.” There are some people who really do just want to know if they have any legal options.  A lot of them do and... Read more »

Why did the City of Chicago give away $250,000.00 to Nancy Koschman?

Why did the City of Chicago give away $250,000.00 to Nancy Koschman?
Last week, the City of Chicago Council, quietly and unanimously voted to give $250,000.00 to the mother of David Koschman.  If you recall, David tragically died many years ago when he was allegedly punched by the nephew of Mayor Daley. His Mom sued the City alleging that Daley used his political power to cover the... Read more »
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Free marketing advice for lawyers, stop getting ripped off with your website

Free marketing advice for lawyers, stop getting ripped off with your website
I’ve somehow ended up being asked to consult with a bunch of different law firms on their websites and how to make them more effective.  I’ve done this all for free as it’s been for friends of mine.  That made me feel great when my friend’s partner told me about all the money they’ve saved... Read more »

Ok ESPN.com, I gave you a week, you are still terrible

Ok ESPN.com, I gave you a week, you are still terrible
I work my ass off.  My days usually start at 5 a.m. and I don’t get to sit down until 9 p.m.  No complaints because I love it.  I love my job.  I love working out in the morning and I love being able to coach my kid’s sports teams at night or watch them... Read more »

What you can learn at Wrigley Field this week

What you can learn at Wrigley Field this week
Well, there are two things you can learn.  One is obviously that if you are going to drink a lot of beer, you should be wearing an adult diaper or come equipped with a bladder of steel. The second is that when you look at the Ernie Banks tarp occupying the bleachers, you can know... Read more »
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Illinois workers' compensation law is dying a slow death

Illinois workers' compensation law is dying a slow death
Slowly, and somewhat quietly, the workers’ compensation system is being chipped away. Unless you have suffered a serious work injury, you probably don’t pay much attention to these laws. You might not even know what workers’ compensation actually is. The workers’ compensation system was a compromise, between workers and employers, to deal with workplace injuries.... Read more »

If you are going to steal from a client, this is how to do it

If you are going to steal from a client, this is how to do it
This feels like an April Fools joke, but it’s not. Joseph Owens is/was a lawyer in Glen Ellyn.  He was recently disbarred from practicing law because he charged excessive attorney fees from being the trustee and attorney of a trust.  He was also ordered to re-pay more than $65,000.00 to the trust. So why is... Read more »