Judge Temporarily Blocks Cook County Sweetened Beverage TaxCircuit Judge Daniel Kubasiak issued an order preventing the county from implementing the penny-per-ounce tax at least until July 12.
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.
Cook County Judge Says Medical Marijuana Delay Can ContinueA Cook County judge ruled Thursday that a temporary restraining order delaying a medical marijuana cultivation center in northeastern Illinois can remain in place. Judge Kathleen Kennedy also ordered the plaintiff to post a bond of $200,000 to compensate for any harm caused if delays are later found to be improperly granted.
Medical Marijuana Lawsuit Focuses On Secret Permitting ProcessA Cook County judge is expected to hear arguments Tuesday on what documents should be part of the case. A Chicago company called PM Rx is suing the Department of Agriculture, claiming the agency broke its own rules when awarding marijuana cultivation permits.
Judge Allows Cubs To Continue Building Outfield SignsIn a win for the Cubs, a federal court judge on Thursday refused to grant a request by the owners of a pair of Wrigley Field rooftops to stop the team’s installation of outfield signs that would block their valuable view.
Rooftop Owners Want Restraining Order To Stop Wrigley SignsThe owners of two rooftop bars with views into Wrigley Field are asking a judge to temporarily block the Chicago Cubs from putting up a video scoreboard and advertising signs that they say would block their view.
Dad Gets Restraining Order Against 5-Year-Old Accused Of Bullying DaughterBrian Metzger said his daughter was threatened and attacked by one of her classmates at Prairie Lane Elementary School in Pleasant Prairie. He said his daughter used to love kindergarten, but doesn’t want to go to school anymore.
Alleged Shooter Arrested, Released, Arrested AgainA 44-year-old man arrested for shooting his neighbor in Venetian Village made bail and was released, and was arrested again Tuesday, Sept. 18, for violating an order of protection filed by the family of the neighbor who was shot.
Attorney: Former CeaseFire Director's Wife Was 'Beaten Like An Animal'An attorney for the wife of former CeaseFire director Tio Hardiman said she was "beaten like an animal" during a fight that prompted Hardiman's arrest, but Hardiman denied ever laying a hand on his wife.
Man Charged With Stalking After Ordering 18 Pizzas In Estranged Wife's NameBryant Smith already had been charged with repeatedly violating an order of protection, for allegedly slashing the tires on his wife’s car, and making harassing phone calls.
Woman Accused Of Stalking Pfleger Found Unfit For TrialA judge has ruled that a north suburban mother — who said she was stalking the Rev. Michael Pfleger at his South Side church because “God” told her to marry him — is unfit for trial.
State Senator’s Restraining Order Extended Six Months The no-stalking, anti-harassment order of protection against state Sen. Suzi Schmidt was extended for six months Friday by Lake County Judge George Strickland.

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