Federal Judge Blasts Illinois For Not Making All Ordered PaymentsU.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman broached the subject of holding the state in contempt of court. She ultimately ordered the Illinois state comptroller's office to determine within 48 hours which providers of service to developmentally disabled residents must be funded despite an ongoing budget impasse.
Federal Judge In Hastert Case Previously Donated $1,500 To Former CongressmanThe office of U.S. District Judge Thomas M. Durkin said the judge could not comment on any aspect of the case, including whether he might recuse himself.
'We're Not In South Africa,' Judge Says When Attorney Cites Pistorius Case And Asks For LeniencyThe attorney for a man who tried to have six people burned alive begged a federal judge for leniency Friday, saying South African athlete Oscar Pistorius got only five years in prison for killing his girlfriend.
Judge: Indiana Governor Contradicted Himself On Same-Sex Marriage U.S. District Judge Richard Young ruled Tuesday that Indiana must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states, but he put the order on hold as a federal appeals court is taking up his earlier decisions on the issue. The state appealed the latest ruling Wednesday.
Chicago Must Pay Legal Fees In Gun Store LawsuitChicago lost its legal battle to keep gun stores out of the city, and now it must pick up the tab for nearly $1 million in legal fees that the winners spent on the case.
Mayor Won't Appeal 'Straitjacket' Ruling Against City's Gun Sales BanDespite calling a judge’s ruling against the city’s gun sales ban a “straitjacket” on efforts to keep illegal guns off the streets, Mayor Rahm Emanuel indicated he won’t appeal the decision to a higher court.
Judge Rules Chicago Ban On Gun Sales UnconstitutionalU.S. District Judge Edmond E. Chang said he would temporarily stay the effects of his ruling, meaning the ordinances can stand while the city decides whether to appeal.
Judge Orders TV Pitchman Kevin Trudeau Back To JailHe wouldn't talk, so it's back to jail for TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau for refusing to reveal where he's hidden millions in ill-gotten gains.
Former Informercial Pitchman Jailed, Accused Of Hiding Assets From CourtJudge Robert Gettleman told Trudeau, 50, of Oak Brook, “This is not an infomercial — you can’t talk your way out of this” after the TV pitchman made an impassioned plea for his freedom.
Feds: Traditional Probe Used In Ill. Terror CaseDefense attorney Thomas Durkin told a federal judge that he needs to know how the government compiled evidence against Adel Daoud, resulting in charges that he tried to set off what he thought was a car bomb next to a Chicago bar.
Judge Denies Jackson Request To Keep Part Of Sentencing Memo SecretA federal judge has denied former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.'s request to keep part of his defense team's sentencing memorandum sealed from the public, so he can keep details of his medical condition private.
Judge Rules Against State Workers In Dispute Over Pay HikesA federal judge has ruled against state employees in a dispute over whether Gov. Pat Quinn can cancel raises promised in union contracts.