Monday, March 19, 2012
Local attorney lends his support to a candidate for Cook County Circuit Court judge.
Ridgeland Common Ice Rink. Rat Time. 1982. Blades crunching the hard ice, legs moving like pistons, the kid tore along the side boards until his black-taped stick blade picked up the puck. He whirled dervish-like without losing a stride and gave a demonstration of dipsy-doodle stickhandling up the ice. None of the players could get near him and when he skated inside the blue line, he let rip with an ear-cracking slapshot, his stick smacking the puck like a fired M-15. Before the goalie knew that the puck left the kid’s stick, it slammed into the netting behind him, bulging the twine in the top shelf next to the peanut butter. I had been hanging around rinks for over 30 years, a consummate rink rat and for a good part of that time my …
Monday, January 30, 2012
The decision is being heralded for its transparency, but will it come at a cost to individual rights?
The Illinois Supreme Court has given the state’s circuit courts the right to allow filming during trial proceedings. With the permission of judges within Cook and Will counties, Southland news media sources would be able to bring television and still cameras into courtrooms to shoot certain criminal cases. By issuing a few ground rules off the bat, the high court has resolved a few of the immediate issues pitting transparency against the rights of individuals. After an interview with Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas Kilbride, Illinois Statehouse News notes: Illinois had been only one of 14 states that did not allow cameras to record criminal trials. The high court’s decision is being considered as part of a pilot program and …
Monday, September 19, 2011
A Richards High School student alleges that he lost vision in his eye after a bottle exploded in a chemistry class last week and is seeking $150,000 in damages. D218 has no comment on the lawsuit filed last Friday.