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BBP's Burns Reappointed to Illinois Court of Claims

Mary Patricia Burns, founder of Burke Burns & Pinelli, Ltd., was confirmed for a third term as a judge to the Illinois Court of Claims on Tuesday by the state General Assembly. Read More
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BBP Proud to Help Spread "Amate" to Chicagoans

Burke Burns & Pinelli, Ltd. is pleased to join Wintrust Bank and Radio Flyer, among others, in helping sponsor the "Amate Magic Live" gala fund-raiser at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 24, 2021, live streamed online from Zanies comedy club in Rosemo… Read More
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BBP Overturns Police Pension Board Decision Despite 2 Adverse Expert Opinions

A police officer injured when a driver slammed into his patrol car while he was protecting the scene of a car accident is entitled to a line of duty disability pension, contrary to the opinions of two doctors appointed by the local pension board. Read More
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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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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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