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The staff at Cooney & Conway has watched with the rest of the world as Hurricane Harvey has caused catastrophic devastation in Houston and the surrounding communities.

Realizing every little bit of aid will help the people in the hardest-hit areas by the Category 4 storm, the…

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As temperatures cool and fall approaches, students at all levels of academia are preparing to return to the grind of the upcoming school year. For seven of those students in Chicago, it also means wrapping up a summer of hard work in the big city as summer interns at Cooney & Conway.

Cristina and Diego

One of the main goals for the hugely successful Corporate Work Study Program, which started at Chicago’s Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in 1996 before expanding to dozens of schools throughout the country, is to help assimilate students from low-income and…

Asbestos warning sign

For many years, industries widely used asbestos for a wide range of uses and applications. The inert material became a valuable asset in the field of industrial chemistry. Asbestos is resistant to extreme temperatures and most chemicals. It does not evaporate into the air, nor dissolve in water…

Sydney Opera House

A union working on a $200 million renovation at the world-famous Sydney Opera House has prompted a work stoppage from electricians from the Electrical Trades Union (ETU). The ban includes about 25 electricians involved in electrical services on the iconic building.

The union…

Asbestos warning sign, danger asbestos

City officials in Aurora say asbestos in buildings at the old Copley Hospital pose risks to emergency personnel and community at large. As a result, the city has issued a notice of intent to sue the current owners to have asbestos in the old buildings on South Lincoln Avenue removed or mitigated…

Clemens House fire

Debris from a massive fire in St. Louis at an historic mansion with ties to Mark Twain has nearby residents concerned about the potential for asbestos and other dangers in the neighboring communities.

The fire at the Clemons Mansion broke out last week, sending debris throughout the area…

mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a deadly disease brought on years after exposure to asbestos. Asbestos-causing mesothelioma doesn’t care who you are, how famous you are, or how many movies or records you’ve made. Famous people…

Kevin J. Conway

Kevin J. Conway was awarded the prestigious Leonard M. Ring Lifetime Achievement Award at the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA) convention on Friday, June 9, 2017, at the Westin River North in Chicago, Illinois.

Conway, 65, a partner at the law firm of Cooney and Conway in…

Kevin J. Conway

Kevin J. Conway will be awarded the prestigious Leonard M. Ring Lifetime Achievement Award at the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA) convention on Friday, June 9, 2017. The convention will be held at the Westin River North in Chicago, Illinois.

The criteria of the award are as…