Court Ruling

Judge Rules City's 2014 Pension Overhaul UnconstitutionalThe overhaul approved by lawmakers sought to eliminate a $9.4 billion unfunded pension liability by cutting benefits and increasing contributions. It would affect about 61,000 city employees and retirees.
Judge: Des Plaines Officer Accused Of Excessive Force Rightfully TerminatedA Cook County judge upheld the termination of a northwest suburban Des Plaines police officer on Friday, overturning an arbitrator’s ruling that the officer, accused of using excessive force against an arrestee and lying about it, should return to work.
Federal Judge Orders Early Same-Sex Marriage License For Dying Same-Sex PartnerOne of the partners is expected to die before Illinois’ same-sex marriage law takes effect next June.
Same-Sex Couples Seek Illinois Court Ruling On Gay MarriageAttorneys representing more than two dozen same-sex couples say they plan to ask a Cook County judge for a quick ruling in favor of gay marriage in Illinois.
NFL Asks For Lockout To Be UpheldIts players again barred from coming to work, the NFL told a federal appeals court Monday it believes the appeal over whether the lockout is legal can "readily be resolved" during the offseason.