Reflecting on a busy few months, Mayor Lori Lightfoot recognizes she will face many more challenges during her time as mayor — the job requires it. Just as she did ahead of a big trial or court hearing, Lightfoot plans to similarly approach any issue that comes her way with a similar thread: Be prepared.
Earlier this fall, researchers announced they had sequenced the genome of the Hass avocado. Mapping the avocado’s lineage could lead to genetic edits that make the fruit easier to cultivate and more resilient to weather. All of us may soon be able to fend off specific ills using individualized medicine born out of gene-mapping.
Write what you know. It’s a time-tested truism for many writers. And it not only unlocked Chicago trial attorney Jay Paul Deratany’s most personal and focused writing, but it led him to create a script that’s currently racking up awards on the film festival circuit.
Richard Hanus isn’t a diehard theater geek. And the immigration system doesn’t normally make for entertainment. But one of his cases is the inspiration for “The Courtroom,” a re-enactment arranged by a Tony- and Emmy-nominated actor and director that debuted earlier this year in New York and has been performed at multiple venues.
Lanning Macfarland Jr., 94, distinguished chairman of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and Law Bulletin Media, died Oct. 30 at his home in Vero Beach, Fla.
After merging with Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin LLC in 2018, Fox Rothschild had two offices, one on the eighth floor of the Riverfront Plaza, the other across the street at 353 N. Clark St. But as of this spring, the whole operation has settled on the 16th floor at Riverfront and the Chicago skyline is a feature presentation in the new, 26,000-square-foot space.
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