Evictions in Illinois

If a residential tenant fails to pay rent or otherwise breaches a term of the lease, a landlord in Illinois may not engage in self-help but needs to follow the legal process in obtaining an eviction.

Illinois FOID and Concealed Carry License (CCL) Denial Appeal Process

 If an individual’s application for a FOID card is denied, or if their FOID card has been revoked, the aggrieved party may file an appeal with the Illinois State Police. All final administrative decisions by the Illinois State Police are subject to further judicial review

Substitution of Judge from a Civil case in Illinois

Illinois law allows a party in civil cases to have a judge removed from their case.  That removal (substitution) can be done for cause in cases where the judge is not properly impartial at any time in the case, or without there having to be any reason at all at

Defamation (Libel & Slander) in Illinois

Defamation is the general term for a legal claim involving injury to one’s reputation caused by a false statement of fact. The two sub-categories of defamation are Libel and Slander. Speaking in general terms, Libel is written defamation, while Slander is spoken defamation. A key part of any defamation action is falsity of the allegedly defamatory statement. Truthful statements that harm a person’s reputation will