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Home Repair Fraud? Know Your Rights as a Consumer

Posted by CTM Legal Group | Sep 06, 2023 | 0 Comments

By Attorney Adrienne Finucane | Paid for a home repair service that was never completed or even started? You're not alone. In fact, this problem is common enough that Illinois has multiple laws to help people in this situation. Consumers who have been duped by home repair contractors into paying for...

Welcoming Attorney Paul Ryan to the CTM Legal Group

Posted by CTM Legal Group | Aug 09, 2023 | 0 Comments

In a time where litigation is expanding in the wake of the pandemic, we have taken significant steps to fortify our litigation practice by welcoming a seasoned litigator to our ranks. We are excited to introduce Paul Ryan as an Associate at CTM Legal Group. Paul's robust background in civil litig...

Illinois SAFE-T Act: Changes in Bail Procedure

Posted by CTM Legal Group | Jul 19, 2023 | 0 Comments

By Attorney Angie Reed | In January 2023, the Safety, Accountability, Fairness and Equity-Today (or SAFE-T) Act took effect in Illinois, with one notable exception. Perhaps most newsworthy of the SAFE-T Act was the prong regarding pre-trial detention of people charged with criminal offenses, frequ...

Bonding out of Chicagoland: A Comparative Overview of Posting Bail Bonds in Illinois

Posted by CTM Legal Group | Jul 10, 2023 | 0 Comments

By: Paralegal Emma Tasch (formerly Sliwinski) | Bail bonds have served an integral role in the United States’s justice system since the founding of the nation and even during pre-colonial times. On its face, the practice of bail bonds appears rather simple: a defendant or a defendant’s representative third party pays a sum to the sheriff’s office of the jurisdiction in which the defendant was arrested and thus, allows the defendant to reside within society throughout the course of his or her legal proceeding under certain conditions. However, like the United States’ legal system as a whole, the use of bail bonds has evolved overtime and only has become more complicated rather than simpler.

Celebrating the Promotion of Attorneys to Partner and Senior Associate

Posted by CTM Legal Group | Jul 06, 2023 | 0 Comments

CTM Legal Group proudly announces the promotions of Attorneys John Solan and Cassandra Voissem to Partner. Also, we wish congratulations to Attorneys Megan Dedoncker and Conor Grealish, who have been promoted to Senior Associates for their outstanding work in their fields. We celebrate all of their achievements and anticipate their continued contributions to our firm's success.

Illinois Becomes One of the Few States to Require Paid Leave

Posted by CTM Legal Group | Jul 05, 2023 | 0 Comments

By Attorney Paul Ryan | Under a new Illinois law that becomes effective on January 1, 2024, nearly all Illinois employees will be entitled to take a minimum of 40 hours of paid leave per year for any reason.  The Paid Leave for All Workers Act (“the Act”) is intended to further the public policy of providing Illinoisans...

Deposits vs. Fees: Read Your Lease!

Posted by CTM Legal Group | Apr 28, 2023 | 0 Comments

By Attorney Sarah Albert | If you've been a renter in the City of Chicago for some time, you may have noticed a trend: landlords are more inclined to take a one-time, nonrefundable move-in fee from you in lieu of a security deposit. Why does that matter? Your rights to that money, and your landlor...

Important notice to anyone who received any type of unemployment benefits in Illinois during the Covid-19 Pandemic (January 2020-September 2021):

Posted by CTM Legal Group | Apr 28, 2023 | 0 Comments

By Attorney Adrienne Finucane | If you receive, or have recently received, a letter (entitled “Determination”) from the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) stating that you are ineligible for unemployment, do not ignore it – even if you are no longer receiving or attempting to apply ...

FOID Appeals and the FOID Card Review Board

Posted by CTM Legal Group | Mar 31, 2023 | 0 Comments

By Attorney Angie Reed | In Illinois, many people get denied when applying for their Firearm Identification (FOID) card. Most of the time, this denial happens because of a criminal conviction. Other times, a denial can happen because of previous admissions for mental health treatment or because a ...

Condo Owners Have Rights Too!!

Posted by CTM Legal Group | Mar 30, 2023 | 0 Comments

By Attorney Conor Grealish | When a condominium owner's condo is damaged, it can be a nightmare figuring out who is responsible for making those repairs. Some homeowner associations (“HOA”) offer little to no assistance for the suffering owner or refuse to take responsibility for repairs hiding be...

Ruh-Roh Raggy! Pet Ownership and Divorce in Illinois

Posted by CTM Legal Group | Feb 28, 2023 | 0 Comments

By Attorney Megan DeDoncker | Pet ownership skyrocketed during the global Covid-19 pandemic, with nearly 1 in 5 households adopting a new cat or dog.[1] While many households grew by four paws during the pandemic, relationship conflict and divorce inquiries were also on the rise.[2] As pet owners k...

Federal Inmate Release Under the CARES Act

Posted by CTM Legal Group | Feb 13, 2023 | 0 Comments

By Attorney Bradley Fuller | On May 11, 2023, the COVID-19 National Emergency, first declared by President Donald Trump in the spring of 2020, will come to an end.  The conclusion of this emergency period is particularly relevant to people incarcerated in federal facilities seeking release from pri...

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