Appeals Court Upholds Injunction Blocking Trump Policy Punishing Sanctuary CitiesLast year, U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber ruled U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Justice Department could not deny requests for law enforcement grants from cities that refused to comply with strict immigration policies, such as allowing federal agents access to local jails.
Appeals Court Hears Arguments In Schock's Bid To Toss Corruption ChargesA lawyer for former Republican Rep. Aaron Schock says prosecutors are aiming to be the first to imprison a former member of Congress over ambiguous rules the U.S. House set for itself.
Supreme Court Gives Madigan More Time For Concealed Carry AppealThe U.S. Supreme Court is giving Illinois' attorney general more time to decide whether to appeal a ruling that the state's ban on the public possession of firearms is unconstitutional.
Madigan Seeks New Appeals Court Hearing On Concealed CarryIllinois' attorney general on Tuesday asked the entire 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to review a lawsuit challenging the state's ban on concealed carry in an effort to salvage the only law in the nation that makes the practice entirely illegal.
Illinois Concealed Weapons Ban Tossed By CourtA federal appeals court in Chicago strikes down Illinois' ban on carrying concealed weapons.
Appeals Court: Bribes Too Small To Convict Zoning InspectorAn appeals court has reversed the bribery conviction of a Chicago zoning inspector on grounds the value of two $600 payoffs he received weren't high enough.
Former Gov. Ryan Loses Latest Bid For Early ReleaseA federal appeals court dealt another legal defeat to former Gov. George Ryan on Monday, denying his latest bid to get out of prison early.
Labor Wins Round In Dispute Over McCormick Place ReformsA federal appeals court on Monday said no to a request by officials at McCormick Place to keep labor changes in effect while they appeal a ruling that the changes made by state lawmakers are illegal.