As an author, Becca Mann is no fish out of water

By Philip Hersh, Chicago Tribune reporter 8:12 p.m. CDT, July 30, 2014 BALTIMORE — Becca Mann says "The Stolen Dragon of Quanx" is close to being published, perhaps early next month. And she might have completed the 450-page manuscript for the first installment of the planned "Eyes Trilogy" sooner if so many other things hadn't … Continue reading As an author, Becca Mann is no fish out of water

Divorcing Couple Struggles with Pet Custody

By Vikki Ortiz HealyTribune reporter 6:36 p.m. CDT, July 16, 2014 A Carol Stream man upset that his estranged wife has custody of their dog, Pepper, asked a Will County judge today to let an independent arbitrator help decide who keeps the 5-year-old black Labrador retriever known for snoring and hogging the bed. “Your pet … Continue reading Divorcing Couple Struggles with Pet Custody

Man trapped in Cook County Jail 30-plus hours files court papers

A man trapped for more than 30 hours in a visiting room in the Cook County Jail while there to see his incarcerated son filed a petition for discovery Thursday in Cook County Court. Farad Polk went to the jail during visiting hours on July 5 and entered a room where he was expecting to … Continue reading Man trapped in Cook County Jail 30-plus hours files court papers

Police Can’t Search Cell Phones Without Warrant: SCOTUS

In what is being heralded as a landmark ruling for civil rights, the United States Supreme Court decided Wednesday that police can not search the mobile phones of people under arrest without a warrant. “The court recognized that the astounding amount of sensitive data stored on modern cell phones requires heightened privacy protection, and cannot … Continue reading Police Can’t Search Cell Phones Without Warrant: SCOTUS

CFPB Issues Ruling to keep Heirs from Falling into Foreclosure

DSnews.com When a borrower dies, the passing of property to the remaining family members can be a complicated process. Even if there are no issue with the borrower’s estate there can be issues transferring the mortgage to a party that had no previous relationship with the servicer. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued guidance … Continue reading CFPB Issues Ruling to keep Heirs from Falling into Foreclosure