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The Marketplace Fairness Act Would Grant States the Authority Regarding Online Sales Tax.

The Marketplace Fairness Act would require remote sellers, including online businesses, with gross receipts over $1 million, to collect sales tax in qualifying states — even in states where a business has no physical presence. This case, Performance Marketing, Inc. v Brian Hamer (IL 114496), was brought to the Illinois Supreme Court prior to Congressional […]

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The Marketplace Fairness Act Would Grant States the Authority Regarding Online Sales Tax.

The Marketplace Fairness Act, if passed by House and signed by the President, would grant states the authority to force online and catalog retailers (“remote sellers”), no matter where they are located, to collect sales tax at the time of a transaction – in the same way that local retailers must. However, there is a […]

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Insurance For High School Sports

“Rocky’s Law,” which was signed on August 4th, by Governor Quinn and takes effect January 1, 2014 is requiring all high schools in Illinois to offer catastrophic insurance coverage for student athletes. “Rocky’s Law” was inspired by and is named for Rasul “Rocky” Clark who was paralyzed during a football game in 2000. Rasul Clark […]

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New Illinois Driving Laws

Illinois drivers can rest a little easier after Governor Quinn signed two new laws on Monday August 5th 2013. The first is “Kelsey’s Law” that targets drivers under the legal driving age and the second is “Patricia’s Law” that targets drivers who had been on court supervision. “Kelsey’s Law” was named after Kelsey Little, who […]

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Illinois Changes Election-Voting Laws

There is no excuse not to be registered voter. The State of Illinois has just made it easier for residents to register to vote. In July, Governor Quinn approved the Omnibus Elections Bill which makes Illinois the 18th state to allow voters to register online. The bill also allows for early voting on Sundays from […]

Recycle on Earth

Blue cart recycling program

This summer Chicago expanded its blue cart recycling program to an additional 61,000 households. The blue cart recycling program began in 2007 and this expansion will give even more neighborhoods access to recycling services with their garbage pick-up. The program offers bi-weekly recycling collection services to Chicago residents in single family homes as well as […]

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Medical Discrimination and The Law

Imagine that you have just found out that you have a serious illness; there are a number of thoughts running through your mind. One of them is “What about work?” Everyone reacts differently to a medical diagnosis, but when it comes to the work place you may want to consider how much you share until […]

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Stopping Noise Pollution

A developer bought several pieces of property next to our three flat last year and tore down the two houses. A few weeks ago a construction company showed up, fenced off the empty lots and began to dig a foundation. Given the rainy weather, they have finally started to frame the house and they are […]

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Attractive Nuisance On Your Property

We so often hear people talk about an attractive nuisance when referring to items in yards such as a swimming pool, but what does that mean? The doctrine of attractive nuisance refers to unenclosed pools, machinery or stacks of building materials that are simultaneously both a lure and a hidden danger to children. Natural conditions, […]

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Dog Days of Summer Responsible Dog Owner

You have probably seen the Montrose Dog Beach on Lake Michigan where canines and their human companions can romp in the sand and splash in the water. This is just one of more than a dozen dog parks in Chicago where dogs are allowed to be off –leash. Many of these sites have doggie drinking […]