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Named after Elias Kane, the first U.S. Secretary of State from Illinois, Kane County, IL was formed out of LaSalle County in 1836. Once a prairie community, modern day Kane County is a thriving agricultural-industrial area and the fifth most populous county in Illinois. The county's population was approximately 404,000 in the 2000 U.S. census. Kane County's residents enjoy its proximity to the city of Chicago, as well as area attractions such as the Kane County Cougars minor-league baseball team, the Air Classics Museum of Aviation, and the Illinois Prairie Path bike trail.
If you are faced with a legal issue in Kane County, you may require the assistance of a Kane County lawyer. Kane County lawyers often deal with cases involving business, real estate, criminal, intellectual property, and wills trusts and estates, among others.
Lawyers in Kane County were recently involved in a lawsuit brought by the Elgin Riverboat Casino and others against the Treasurer of the State of Illinois for a law imposing a 3 percent surcharge on adjusted gross receipts of the plaintiff which was then paid to local horse racing tracks to subsidize a decline in business. The lawsuit challenged the constitutionality of the law under both the U.S. and Illinois constitutions, claiming that it was contrary to the takings clause and due process.
The judicial system of Illinois is comprised of circuit courts, appellate courts, and a Supreme Court. Attorneys in Kane County may argue a case in the 16th Judicial Circuit, the 2nd District Appellate Court, or the Illinois Supreme Court. A local Kane County attorney can help you to select the appropriate court and understand its unique rules for your case.
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