County Going After Retail Group For Lost Soda Tax MillionsThe tax was supposed to go into effect July 1, but it started Wednesday instead, after retailers lost their bid to keep a restraining order in place.
Motion: End Federal Oversight Of Chicago Hiring An attorney who has fought patronage hiring for decades says the city of Chicago is largely in compliance with bans on the practice.
Judge Calls Blagojevich's Motion For New Trial 'Hare-Brained'A federal judge angrily scolded a bid by attorneys for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich to get a new trial, calling their motion alleging potential misconduct by the jury forewoman “hare-brained.”
Attorneys File For Drew Peterson's ReleaseAttorneys for Drew Peterson expect to file a motion today, seeking the former Bolingbrook police sergeant's release pending trial for murder in the death of his third wife, Kathleen Savio.
Blagojevich Again Slams Prosecution For Not Playing All The TapesA week before his retrial on federal corruption charges was set to begin, former Gov. Rod Blagojevich lashed out at federal prosecutors again for not playing all the tapes of FBI wiretaps of his conversations.
Feds Seek To Block Blago's 'Play All The Tapes' ArgumentFederal prosecutors have asked a judge to prevent former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s defense attorneys from arguing that playing all the tapes of FBI wiretaps of his conversations would exonerate Blagojevich at upcoming retrial.
Blagojevich: Just Sentence Me NowDeposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich wants a judge to cancel his retrial this spring and instead just sentence him right away on the conviction from his first trial.
Blagojevich Attorneys: Lift Seal On EvidenceA new early-morning motion was filed today by attorneys for deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich, asking to have a court-ordered seal on all evidence lifted.
Blagojevich Attorneys File Motion To Play FBI TapesAttorneys for deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich filed another motion Monday in advance of his new trial – this latest one asking a judge to let them play around 100 excerpts of secret FBI recordings at the trial.

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