The Northern District of Illinois has implemented a new attorney search feature on its website.  You can enter some or all of a name and find out the attorney’s:  name; contact information; when they were admitted to the Northern District’s general bar; and if and when they were admitted to the trial bar.  The Northern District states that the database will be updated weekly, but that it may not include members of either bar that were admitted before June 1991and have not appeared in a case since June 1991.  It appears to be an excellent tool.