Jack Franks’ Big Survey

Don’t know how many people Chicago-base American Direction Group interviewers called, but Friday night, I was one. It’s a firm that touts its ability to target voters through research. And mobilize volunteers. The topics of the call were the Presidential … Continue reading

Courts Get More Efficient

A press release from the McHenry County Circuit Court:: CourtCall® to be Utilized by all Civil Division Courtrooms in the 22nd Judicial Circuit On September 1, 2015, the Circuit Court Of the 22nd Judicial Circuit will expand the use of … Continue reading

CL Police Release Reports about Attorney Curt Rehberg, Whose Clients Are Missing about $1.2 Million

The first was filed on August 26th. While the eight names of victims were redacted, the fraud listed the amount of the theft or unauthorized conversion was $100-$500,000. What follows is the main report into which separate reports seems to … Continue reading

Crystal Lake Attorney Charged with Taking $644,000 of Clients’ Money

The Illinois Registration and Disciplinary Commission, the regulatory agency for attorneys, has charged Curt Patrick Rehberg, who practices in Crystal Lake, with taking hundreds of thousands of dollars of a client’s money. He use it “in payment of Respondent’s own … Continue reading

Lake County Attorney Student Loan Defaulter Charged with Bribing Witness

The following press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office should be filed under “Lawyers Behaving Badly:” LAKE COUNTY ATTORNEY ARRESTED ON FRAUD AND OBSTRUCTION CHARGES; ALLEGEDLY BRIBED WITNESS IN PROBE OF MISUSING BANKRUPTCY CLIENTS’ CREDIT CARDS CHICAGO — A Lake … Continue reading

Algonquin Lawyer Jason Smiekel Pleads Guilty to Murder-for-Hire

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: ALGONQUIN ATTORNEY PLEADS GUILTY TO FEDERAL MURDER FOR HIRE CHARGE ROCKFORD — An Algonquin, Ill., attorney pleaded guilty today to using an interstate facility, a cell phone, in a murder-for-hire scheme. In … Continue reading

Algonquin Attorney Jason Smiekel Arrested by Feds for Murder for Hire

Here is the paperwork for the murder for hire arrest of Algonquin lawyer Jason W. Smiekel: = = = = = See also Aug 11, 2011, court order about Smiekel’s being kept in jail. = = = = = NORTHERN … Continue reading

The Grafton Township Legal Bills for March and April, 2011

The legal bills of Grafton Township for March and April, 2011, follow: The analysis shows that of the$16,313.20, 82.3% was billed by Ancel Glink, the law firm representing Grafton Township’s Trustees.  The dollar amount is $13,430.05. John Nelson, attorney for … Continue reading

The Lawyer-Legislators’ Defense

One of the way lawyers in the General Assembly make money is by attracting clients who have not only a business agenda, but a legislative agenda. Because state law does not require attorneys to list their clients, there’s no central … Continue reading

Harvard Lawyer Scott Summers, Green Candidate for State Treasurer, Suggests “Moth Balling” Two Public Law Schools

Third party candidates in American politics are famous for injecting new ideas into the governmental arena. They usually don’t get elected, but the power party candidates pick up on them and sometimes they get enacted. Former McHenry County College Board … Continue reading

Final Words from Linda Moore’s Attorney – Part 2

The second part of attorney John Nelson’s rebuttal on behalf of Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore concerns the “unclean hands” concept. He even says the Trustee’s law firm engaged in “misconduct.” “It must be pointed out that much, if not … Continue reading