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BBP bids fond adieu to Harmon, new Senate President

Burke Burns & Pinelli, Ltd. partner Don Harmon has decided to step down from his position with the firm in order to devote more time to his new position as Illinois Senate President, he announced last week. “I recognized that I just don’t hav… Read More
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BBP Partner Harmon Elected Senate President

Burke Burns & Pinelli, Ltd. partner Don Harmon has been elected President of the Illinois State Senate, accomplishing a long-held goal for the Oak Park native. Harmon, in his fourth term as a State Senator, beat out Republican Minority Leader Bil… Read More
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BBP Overturns Police Pension Board Decision Despite 2 Adverse Expert Opinions

A south suburban Chicago police officer injured when a driver slammed into his patrol car while the police officer was protecting the scene of a different car accident is entitled to a line of duty disability pension, contrary to the medical opinions… Read More
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No discrimination in Chec…

No discrimination in Checker Taxi case

Taxicab affiliations must abide by the City of Chicago’s Human Rights Ordinance, but not every glitch in service automatically warrants a discrimination claim. That was the crux of a ruling by the City of Chicago Commission on Human Relations (CCHR… Read More
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BBP Wins Another DuPage Eminent Domain Case

In eminent domain law, few tasks are more difficult for a jury than calculating the amount of “damages to the remainder.” Often the jury has to deal with competing testimony from experts on both sides offering vastly different views on how much t… Read More
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BBP’s Burns Among Featured Speakers at Public University Trustees Conference

Informed. Independent. Integrity. Impact. Those four I’s of “Good Governance” should guide all trustees who serve on Illinois public university boards. The duty to stay informed, stay independent, act with integrity and make an impact is critic… Read More
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BBP Welcomes New Associat…

BBP Welcomes New Associate

Burke Burns & Pinelli, Ltd. is pleased to announce the addition of new associate attorney Susan D. Steffy. Ms. Steffy joins the firm after two years at a family law practice in Chicago. Prior to attending law school, she worked at a bankruptcy an… Read More
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BBP Prevails in Eminent Domain Case

In a significant victory for a public agency, a DuPage County jury found in favor of the Illinois Department of Transportation (“IDOT”) in a dispute with a corporate landowner over the fair market value of property needed for the Route 59 highway… Read More
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AG Says Personal Calendars May Be Subject to FOIA

Are the appointment calendars of those who run public bodies in Illinois subject to FOIA? Yes, at least in part, according to a recent binding opinion issued by the Office of the Illinois Attorney General. Finding that Governor Bruce Rauner’s appoi… Read More
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BBP Welcomes New Associates

Burke Burns & Pinelli, Ltd. is pleased to announce the addition of new associate attorneys Sarah A. Boeckman, Martin T. Burns and Matthew M. Showel. Ms. Boeckman joins the firm after four years at the Attorneys’ Title Guaranty Fund, Inc., where… Read More
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