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Lawyer Removal: It sounds like a new reality show called “Lawyers Behaving Badly”. But the other day, two well known Chicago-area attorneys, including high-profile defense attorney Joel Brodsky, were tossed off a civil case by the presiding judge because they were being anything but civil. It got us wondering about the rules and regulations that lawyers face in the courtroom, what kind of actions are permitted, and what aren't For answers we turn to Warren Lupel, long-time Chairman of the Illinois Judicial Ethics Committee.
Mucca Pazza: The self-described Circus Punk Marching Band Mucca Pazza has cleaned up their act -- if only for a residency series. Their weekly Monday night gig at Revolution Brewery in Logan Square dispenses with (most of) the chaos, and has them seated behind formal music stands, and acting relatively well-behaved. Known as Sitting in Chairs, the residency is the more proper side of the usually unpredictable and somewhat naughty Mucca. The incredibly successful series comes to an end on Monday, but before then Mucca Pazza drop their marching outfits, and suit up in formal wear as they perform songs from their Sitting in Chairs series, Friday on The Morning Shift.