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CHICAGO _ The sign outside Steven Tracy's store in Crystal Lake tells customers he can help them get a divorce, write a will, file for bankruptcy or change their name for under $400. And business is good.
So good that Tracy, an unassuming man but not a lawyer, has caught the attention and wrath of the Illinois State Bar Association.
The bar association, along with a doctor who sought Tracy's help to get a divorce, has sued Tracy and We the People Forms & Service Center of Crystal Lake Inc. for practicing law without a license and consumer fraud. In essence, the bar association is taking on a growing do-it-yourself movement in which people bypass lawyers and head to court by themselves by filling out blank legal forms for uncontested legal matters.
And to further its position, the bar association is backing …