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Know your facts: Home loan laws

Know your facts: Home loan laws

Also known as HUD, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development was established in 1965 to develop national policies and programs to address housing needs in the U.S. One of HUD’s primary missions is to create a suitable living environment for all Americans by...

The Life and Time Sheets of Jonathan Mills

The Life and Time Sheets of Jonathan Mills

Contrary to popular belief, Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text. It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making it over 2000 years old. Richard McClintock, a Latin professor at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, looked up one of the more...

Why Rod Blagojevich jury deadlock could be good news for defense

Why Rod Blagojevich jury deadlock could be good news for defense

The jury deliberating the federal corruption trial of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich reached a verdict on two of the 24 counts, the judge presiding over the case said Thursday, but it is uncertain which of the counts the jury has reached a verdict on and what...

Foreclosure Defenses

Foreclosure Defenses

In this time of economic turmoil and uncertainty, many people are losing their homes to bank foreclosure proceedings. Although there are a few tactics that can be helpful during a foreclosure case, it is very rare for a person to actually “win” in such a case. The key...

The Other Side of the DUI Coin

The Other Side of the DUI Coin

I write this today as an attorney who has been through the DUI process in Cook County, lived to tell about it, and now defend people who find themselves in the same circumstances. The charge of DUI in Illinois has evolved in recent years and the State is making this...

To Blow or Not to Blow…

To Blow or Not to Blow…

The one question that I am asked the most in social settings, as both a law student and then as a lawyer, is what to do if you are pulled over by the police and you have been drinking?  Do you submit to the breathalyzer or not?  This question’s answer, like...