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A lawyer for former Republican Rep. Aaron Schock says prosecutors are aiming to be the first to imprison a former member of Congress over ambiguous rules the U.S. House set for itself.

Courts across Illinois have had about a month to adjust to the requirements of the new bail reform law that took effect Jan. 1.

A 55-year-old judge in southern Illinois is accused in charging documents of grabbing a client's genitals when he was a lawyer and offering to reduce the man's legal bill in exchange for sex.

A suburban Chicago mayor is the latest Democrat to announce a 2018 bid for Illinois attorney general.

Illinois counties are preparing to meet the requirements of a bail reform law taking effect next year.

An Illinois lawmaker wants teenagers accused of murder to have a lawyer present when questioned by law enforcement.  But this is facing opposition from state's attorneys.  The Senate could take up the legislation next week. 

A high-profile Chicago attorney acquitted at a federal bench trial of instructing clients and witnesses to lie says his win is a win for the entire profession. 

A high-profile Chicago lawyer has denied at his own trial that he systematically coached witnesses and purported drug-dealer clients to lie.  

A Chicago man has graduated from law school years after he was exonerated for a rape conviction that led to a 28-year prison sentence. 

Where is Aaron Schock? An attorney for a campaign donor suing the former Illinois congressman has told a federal judge he can't locate the Republican who resigned in March amid questions about his spending. 

IL bar exam fees increasing

Nov 29, 2013

It will cost more to become a licensed attorney in Illinois next year.  Fees for the bar exam are going up by 100 dollars.

The United States Air Force has launched a new pilot program aimed at helping victims of sexual assaults come forward and get legal help. The move comes as the Pentagon estimates that thousands of military members may have been sexually assaulted last year, but only a fraction actually report the incidents.