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.

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May
20
2024
Illinois Legislature to Amend BIPA to Overrule Illinois Supreme Court Damages Decision Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
May
20
2024
Remote Employees & Workplace Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Proskauer Rose LLP
May
15
2024
Trending in Telehealth: April 16 – April 22, 2024 McDermott Will & Emery
May
14
2024
Monthly BIPA Filings: April 2024 Blank Rome LLP
May
10
2024
Poor Oversight: Healthcare Company & Owner to Pay $1 Million for Care Plan Oversight Service Billing Fraud Tycko & Zavareei LLP
May
9
2024
Taking a Byte from the Regulatory Apple: States are Introducing their Own AI Regulations ArentFox Schiff LLP
May
8
2024
Bid Protests in Illinois Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
May
7
2024
Employers and Insurance Companies Continue to be Targeted with Deluge of Claims Under the Illinois Genetic Information Privacy Act Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
May
5
2024
Illinois Lawmakers Nearing Passage of Bill to Stop ‘Per-Scan’ Damages for Privacy Act Violations Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Apr
11
2024
Some Employers Must Comply with Chicago's Sexual Harassment Law Even if They Are Not in Chicago Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Apr
11
2024
3 Tips for Illinois Employers Revising Their Paid Time Off Policies to Comply with New Leave Laws Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Apr
8
2024
Signs of Financial Distress in Sectors of Construction Market Much Shelist, P.C.
Apr
5
2024
Parts Per Trillion: Illinois Proposes Stringent Groundwater Quality Standards for PFAS Compounds K&L Gates
Apr
4
2024
The Jerk Next to my Mother’s Home Will Not Let Her Repair Her Broken Windows — What Can I Do? Chuhak & Tecson, P.C.
Apr
4
2024
Ethylene Oxide Litigation Expands to California CMBG3 Law
Apr
4
2024
The BR Privacy & Security Download: April 2024 Blank Rome LLP
Apr
3
2024
Illinois Uses Pre-Apprenticeship Program to Increase Diversity in Construction Trades Jackson Lewis P.C.
Apr
1
2024
Deadline Passes for Illinois Equal Pay Registration Certificate Applications Foley & Lardner LLP
Mar
27
2024
Employers Face New Area of Potential Liability in Genetic Information Privacy Claims Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Mar
25
2024
States with Pending Legislation to Ban Employee Noncompetes: Maine Poised to be Next State to Enact a Ban Foley & Lardner LLP
Mar
25
2024
A Potential Big Win for Real Estate Developers in Illinois: CGL Coverage for Property Damage from Defective Work Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
Mar
22
2024
SOMEONE OR SHOULD I SAY SOME STATES HAVE BEEN BUSY: See Who is Passing New Telemarketing Bills and Who is Only at the Introduction Stage Troutman Amin, LLP
Mar
20
2024
Class Action Year in Review: Biometric Privacy ArentFox Schiff LLP
Mar
19
2024
Will Illinois Amend the Illinois Freedom to Work Act to Further Limit the Enforceability of Noncompete and Non-Solicitation Agreements? Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
Mar
18
2024
The Landscape of GIPA Litigation in Illinois Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
Mar
15
2024
Reminder: Illinois Equal Pay Registration Certificate Reporting Deadline is March 23, 2024 Jackson Lewis P.C.
Mar
14
2024
New Illinois Laws for 2024 Affecting Real Estate K&L Gates
Mar
12
2024
Amendments to the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act Would Dramatically Affect Accrual of Damages Blank Rome LLP
Mar
11
2024
Illinois Appellate Court Declines to Extend Crime-Fraud Exception to Defamation Claims ArentFox Schiff LLP
Mar
7
2024
The BR Privacy & Security Download: March 2024 Blank Rome LLP
Mar
4
2024
Reminder: Illinois Equal Pay Registration Certificate Deadline Approaching Proskauer Rose LLP
Feb
29
2024
Environmental Justice Update: EPA, Illinois EPA, and Chicago Settle Civil Rights Claims with Agreement to Prioritize EJ in Permitting ArentFox Schiff LLP
Feb
28
2024
Attention, Illinois Employers: The Equal Pay Registration Certificate Submission Deadline Is March 24, 2024! Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Feb
26
2024
2023 Health Care Employment Law Year in Review K&L Gates
Feb
5
2024
Mandatory Vacation Laws Now Trending Robinson & Cole LLP
 

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