Illinois Supreme Court
Some members of the City Council’s Progressive Reform Caucus want to give the city’s Inspector General increased powers; perhaps more authority than Mayor Rahm Emanuel would want him to have.
With a high-profile triple murder trial underway in DuPage County with a camera in the courtroom, Cook County’s chief judge was left wondering when Chicago would be able to follow suit within its own court system.
The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously reversed an appeals court decision clearing the two owners of the former E2 nightclub of indirect criminal contempt charges, filed after 21 people died in a stampede at the club in 2003.
A McHenry County judge will preside over the politically-charged involuntary manslaughter case against Richard “R.J.” Vanecko, a nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley, who is accused of killing David Koschman in 2004.
After a judge with ties to former Mayor Richard M. Daley recused himself from the involuntary manslaughter case against a Daley nephew, Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans is asking the state’s highest court to appoint a judge from outside the county.
The Illinois Supreme Court will issue an order Monday permitting live broadcast coverage of trials in DuPage County.
If you don’t know the names of the three branches of government, but you do know the names all the judges on “American Idol,” you might not have had enough civics in high school.
Cook County’s chief judge says his court system should be ready to introduce cameras in courtrooms by the end of the year, although Illinois Supreme Court officials say there’s no specific timetable for putting them in place.
In a case that highlights one of the unusual incongruities of state laws, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a downstate man didn’t commit a crime when he had sex with his 17-year-old girlfriend, but he did break the law when he took pictures of them in the act.
Televised trials are coming to two more counties not far from Chicago.
The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that a challenge to the Cook County assault weapons ban may proceed, reversing a lower court decision.
The Illinois State Supreme Court has sided with the Chicago Public Schools, saying the district does not have to rehire tenured teachers it had laid off.
The Illinois Supreme Court has ordered a hearing for a convicted rapist who claims he was tortured into a false confession by detectives working for Cmdr. Jon Burge.
Chief judges in circuit courts around the state are considering the Illinois Supreme Court’s decision to allow cameras and microphones in courtrooms.
The Illinois Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday on an attempt to overturn Cook County’s ban on so-called assault weapons.
The Illinois Supreme Court has suspended former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s law license “until further notice.”
The Illinois Supreme Court has denied former Bolingbrook cop Drew Peterson’s request to be released from jail while he awaits trial on charges that he killed his third wife, Kathleen Savio.
The Illinois Supreme Court will hear arguments Thursday regarding a convicted rapist’s effort to get a new trial, based on an alleged tortured confession.
Former Bolingbrook police Sgt. Drew Peterson is taking his case to the Illinois Supreme Court Tuesday, in an effort to get out of jail.
In a world in which you can cheaply video-chat with your grandchildren, the Illinois judicial system is farther behind these cyber-times than you may think.