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Unions Ask Federal Judge To Dismiss Rauner Lawsuit Over DuesIllinois labor unions are trying to keep Gov. Bruce Rauner's lawsuit over nonmember dues from potentially curbing union power nationwide.
Air-Traffic Sabotage Suspect Held Without Bond The 36-year-old Naperville man accused of setting the fire at an Aurora radar facility that effectively shut down Chicago's airports made his initial appearance in federal court Monday, and a judge ordered him held without bond.
Gun Owners Ask Courts To Let Them Carry Firearms In Public Right AwayDespite Tuesday’s dramatic concealed-carry victory at the Statehouse, gun-rights advocates headed back into federal court Wednesday to object to the pace at which the state intends to carry out the new law and to seek immediate authority to begin carrying their firearms in public places.
Castillo Takes Over As Chief Federal Judge In ChicagoThe first Hispanic to lead the busy federal court district that includes Chicago said Tuesday that one of his priorities will be helping ensure that juries better reflect the region's ethnic and racial diversity.
Terror Suspect Might Be Confined At Home Before TrialAn 18-year-old Aurora man accused of trying to join a terrorism organization overseas might be confined at home as he awaits a federal trial, but federal prosecutors will challenge a judge's ruling on the suspect's bond.
Ex-Crestwood Water Official Guilty Of Lying To InvestigatorsThe former Crestwood water department head accused of lying to investigators about the village’s use of tainted well water in its drinking supply has been found guilty of the federal charges.
Lawsuit Over Puppy Shot By Cop Moving To Federal CourtA lawsuit a North Side couple filed against the city and a police officer who allegedly shot their puppy earlier this month is moving to federal court.
Convicted Sex-Trafficker Sentenced To Life In PrisonA former northwest suburban massage parlor owner who forced four foreign women into prostitution — and tattooed them with his moniker — was sentenced to life in prison Monday.
Power Broker Bill Cellini Sentenced To 1 Year, 1 Day In Blago-Era Corruption CaseWilliam Cellini, a Springfield businessman, was targeted by the feds for extortion conspiracy in a case dating to the Blagojevich administration.
Chicago Cop Admits Taking Protection Money From Drug DealersWentworth District tactical unit Officer Kallatt Mohammed said in court he took protection money from heroin and crack dealers at the Ida B. Wells public housing complex on the South Side in 2007 and 2008.
Federal Court Rejects Illinois Eavesdropping Law A federal court in Chicago has granted a preliminary injunction blocking enforcement of Illinois' controversial eavesdropping law.
Chicago Man Charged With Trafficking Minors For SexCarl Brandon Smith allegedly forced the victims to engage in commercial sex acts and transported one of the minors across the Wisconsin border to engage in prostitution in Illinois.
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