Monday, February 27, 2012
Buffalo Grove resident Lisa Stone opted not to take her lawsuit to the Illinois Supreme Court, but she said she has tracked the origin of computer used by Hipcheck16 and hasn't ruled out pursuing the case.
Although the deadline passed in December without a petition to the Illinois Supreme Court, Lisa Stone said that doesn’t necessary mean she’s given up her efforts to learn the identity of the person she claims defamed her son. “I don't want to get into the legal aspects of the case. But let me just say that having seen the criteria that the Appellate Court set forth for determining whether to require a third party to release the name of an anonymous poster, we felt it best not to seek review in the Illinois Supreme Court,” Stone said. “This case was never about freedom of speech, which I advocate strongly. It's about adults being responsible for what they say and do to children.” "It seems that the protections we have in our society are for…
Thursday, November 17, 2011
The court on Nov. 17 reversed a Circuit Court decision that would have provided Lisa Stone with the identity of an anonymous online commenter.
The identity of “Hipcheck16” will remain private, according to a Cook County Appellate Court decision released today, Nov. 17. The court ruled that the online comments directed at Lisa Stone’s teenage son by a person using the screen name Hipcheck16 are protected by the right to anonymous free speech, and that Stone, who filed the suit on her son’s behalf, failed to prove her defamation claim. “I’m disappointed, but I look forward to the Illinois Supreme Court reviewing this issue,” said Stone, who pledged to pursue the case. The ruling overturns a Cook County Circuit Court decision in 2009 to furnish Stone with the identity of the anonymous commenter. The decision is the latest development in a court battle that began more than two years …
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Drummer Mike Terson says Industrial Drive marks a new beginning.
It’s a new era for rock band Hipcheck16. During a performance Friday night at Blues Bar in Mount Prospect, the musicians announced that they have renamed the band Industrial Drive. The band’s new name was adopted following some changes in band members as well as the recent election of Mike Terson, the band’s drummer, to the Buffalo Grove Village Board. “There were three other people in the band, two of which are no longer part of the group, who thought it sounded like a cool name for a band and liked the political statement it made,” said Terson, referring to the fact that the band’s name was inspired by the alias used by a commenter on the Daily Herald’s website who directed comments toward former Trustee Lisa Stone's teenage son. Stone, …
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Letter to the Editor
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
I read the article about Mike Terson, unopposed candidate for Village of Buffalo Grove Trustee. He hasn't even been elected yet and he already has mastered the political hypocrisy we unfortunately see in so many of our politicians. He stated the following: One thing that I would like to accomplish is to eradicate bullying from our community. Buffalo Grove has been recognized in recent years by a number of publications as one of the best communities to live in and raise a family. While we already have such an excellent community, I feel that one way it could be better is by making a concerted effort to create a community in which our children are free from bullying. I would like to see us create a group of community leaders from our school …
Friday, December 3, 2010
The band will perform a wide variety of rock songs from the past four decades Saturday night at Flatlander's.
Hipcheck16 made headlines last year when an unknown person used the name to post controversial remarks on a newspaper's online comment board, and ended up in an ongoing legal battle. Now, a local band is trying to capitalize on that name recognition. Buffalo Grove resident Mike Terson is a member of the four-person Hipcheck16 rock band, which covers hits from the 1970s to the present. Their songs, Terson said, include those by Creedence Clearwater Revival, U2, Gin Blossoms and Foo Fighters, among others. "One of the things that makes us a little different is a lot of bands have a special style or category of music," said Terson, who plays the drums and provides occasional backup vocals for the year-old band. "We play rock music. That's the…