Court Rules AFSCME Not Owed Pay Raises Without AppropriationThe Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday that former Gov. Pat Quinn was correct in 2011 when he denied state workers promised pay raises because lawmakers had not appropriated the money.
Illinois Supreme Court Rules Chicago Pension Bailout UnconstitutionalThe Illinois Supreme Court has struck down the Emanuel administration’s attempt to bail out the severely underfunded pension systems for city workers and laborers.
Cook County Wins Slot Machine Tax Fight With Rivers CasinoThe owners of the Rivers Casino in Des Plaines have lost a three-year court battle with Cook County, over a slot machine tax approved by the Cook County Board.
Illinois Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Chicago Pension CaseThe Illinois Supreme Court has heard arguments in the Emanuel administration’s attempt to save its pension deal with some city employee unions, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Crystal Lake South Loses Court Battle; Bleachers Must Come DownCrystal Lake South High School must tear down the 55-foot-tall bleachers it built on the west side of its football field, after the Illinois Supreme Court sided with the neighbors in a dispute over whether the district needed permits for the structure.
2 Illinois Courts, 2 Opposite Takes On State Employee PayCourts on opposite sides of the state have issued opinions about whether state employees should continue to get paychecks while the impasse over a yearlong spending plan continues between Democrats in the Legislature and Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner.
Illinois Supreme Court To Hear $10B Cigarette Lawsuit AppealLast year, an appellate court reinstated a 2003 local verdict that Phillip Morris broke state law by marketing "light" and "low-tar" cigarettes as safer than others.
Emanuel: City Coming Up With Plan B For Pensions After High Court RulingMayor Rahm Emanuel said officials at City Hall are working on what they can do to shore up the city’s underfunded public employee pension funds, after an Illinois Supreme Court ruling overturned the state’s pension overhaul.
Illinois Supreme Court Tosses State Pension OverhaulThe decree puts new Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats who control the General Assembly back at the starting line in trying to figure out how to wrestle down a $111 billion deficit in what's necessary to cover its state employee retirement obligations.
Crystal Lake Denies Retroactive Permits For High School BleachersThe battle over the bleachers at Crystal Lake South High School raged on Wednesday night, nearly two years after they were built.
1996 Murder Case Goes Before Illinois Supreme CourtThe mother of a 6-year-old boy who was shot and killed in Aurora nearly 20 years ago said it would break her heart if the man convicted of killing her son gets a new trial, as the case went before the Illinois Supreme Court on Wednesday.
Governor Signs Law To Help Stop Public Pensions For FelonsGov. Pat Quinn signed legislation Monday giving Illinois' attorney general more power to stop pension payments to convicted felons.