The Land of Hurd

No lawyer has had as much influence on Illinois law as Harvey Bostwick Hurd, who single-handedly codified the statutes of Illinois. Hurd also penned the groundbreaking Juvenile Court Act of 1899. His was a life of seeing a problem and doing something about it.In an 1892 article, The Chicago Legal News said of Hurd, “Few men have been more active and untiring in the cause of humanity. In …

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