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BBP Prevails in Will Co. Eminent Domain Case

CHICAGO – It is not often a jury sides entirely with a condemnor in an eminent domain valuation case. Typically in cases where they don’t believe that either side is overreaching, juries favor the Solomon-like approach of “splittin…
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Firefighter Pension Case Leaves Burning Question

CHICAGO – How can a firefighter convicted of arson still be deemed eligible to receive his pension? That’s the question the Firemen’s Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago wants to know after a Cook County Circuit Court judge recently overturned…
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BBP's Burns Appointed to Illinois Court of Claims

CHICAGO – Mary Patricia Burns, founder of Burke Burns & Pinelli, Ltd., was confirmed as a judge to the Illinois Court of Claims on Thursday by the state General Assembly. Ms. Burns, who was appointed to the position by Governor Pat Quinn,…
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AG Madigan Says New Law Will Open Government

SPRINGFIELD, IL. – An overhaul of Illinois’ open-records law that Gov. Pat Quinn signed on Monday will play a crucial role in helping to restore public trust in government, Attorney General Lisa Madigan says. The revised state Freedom of…
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