Judge's Soda Tax Decision Postponed Until FridayA Cook County judge needs another day to decide whether to temporarily block a controversial penny-an-ounce tax on sweetened beverages.
Judge Recommends Against Transgender Locker Room BanA federal judge has recommended against an injunction that would bar a transgender student from using the girls’ locker room at a high school in northwest suburban Palatine while a lawsuit proceeds.
Federal Judge Sides With Cubs In Video Board Dispute With Rooftop OwnersA federal judge on Thursday refused a request from two rooftop businesses for a preliminary injunction.
Police Union Seeks To Delay Release Of Officer Misconduct ListsThe Fraternal Order of Police, which filed the injunction Monday in Cook County Circuit Court, claims there is reason to believe the lists are inaccurate and could “unfairly and vexatiously harm” the officers named in them.
Elgin Sues Maniac Latin Disciples Under State Anti-Gang LawOne suburban Chicago community is taking a street gang to court -- not to criminal court, as is the standard practice nationwide -- but to civil court.
Vitale: 'Unconscionable' To Continue Teachers' Strike After Tentative DealChicago Board of Education President David Vitale said Monday morning it’s “unconscionable” that Chicago Public Schools students are being kept out of class for a 6th day, due to the teachers’ strike, despite a tentative agreement between negotiators for CPS and the Chicago Teachers Union.
Mayor Not Prepared To File Legal Challenge To Teachers' StrikeMayor Rahm Emanuel was standing firm Wednesday on the two biggest roadblocks in the Chicago teachers’ strike--teacher evaluations and principals’ discretion over teacher hiring--but said he’s not willing to use a possible legal hammer to force an end to the strike, at least not yet.
State Resumes Referring Adoption Cases To Catholic CharitiesThe state has resumed referring foster care cases to Catholic Charities, as a court battle continues over the right to turn away same-sex couples in civil unions.