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Illinois Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias announced the launch of a new “E-Notary” portal that allows Illinois residents who need a notary public to access those services online. – Capitol News Illinois/ Andrew Adams

Illinoisans can now have documents notarized online

Illinoisans who need a notary public can now access those services online through a new “E-Notary” portal launched by the secretary of state’s office.
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Supreme Court appears to side with Starbucks in dispute with NLRB

The U.S. Supreme Court appeared to side with Starbucks Tuesday in a case that could make it harder for the federal government to seek injunctions when it suspects a company of interfering in unionization campaigns.
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Ghost guns, outdoor sleeping bans reach U.S. Supreme Court

The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to take up a Biden administration appeal over the regulation of difficult-to-trace ghost guns that had been struck down by lower courts.

Cook County jury awards $1.5M for back injury from crash

A Cook County jury awarded $1.5 million to a woman who has chronic pain in her lower back after a car crash.

Suspend attorney over poor representation, ARDC board says

An attorney who provided inadequate representation and took $15,750 in unreasonable fees from clients in two different matters should be suspended, according to the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission hearing board.

DePaul Law names Julie Lawton as interim dean

DePaul University College of Law has named Julie D. Lawton interim dean while continuing the search for a permanent leader, the university announced Monday.

Class OK’d in suit alleging religious exercise in schools

A federal judge certified a class of former Chicago Public School students to jointly pursue their claim that the City of Chicago Board of Education’s Quiet Time program was a forced religious exercise.

Cook County jury awards $45M in baby powder suit

A Cook County jury awarded $45 million to the family of a woman who died from mesothelioma after years of exposure to asbestos fibers in Johnson & Johnson’s talc-containing baby powder.
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