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High Court Ruling Leaves Pension-Reform Bill In Jeopardy

Public-employee unions applauded the high court decision. Lawmakers and pension experts — not so much. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.


NIU Campus

Judge Rules Against Ex-Frat Members In NIU Hazing Case

A DeKalb County judge has rejected four former Northern Illinois University fraternity members’ claim that the state’s hazing statute is unconstitutional.


Plan B Pill

Appellate Court Agrees Pharmacists Can’t Be Forced To Provide Morning-After Pills

An Illinois appellate panel court has sided with two pharmacists, saying the State of Illinois may not force them to dispense morning-after pills.

CBS Chicago–09/22/2012

U.S. Supreme Court Building (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Illinois Backs Move To Preserve Montana Campaign Finance Law

Illinois is among the states backing Montana in its fight to prevent the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision from being used to strike down state laws that restrict corporate campaign spending.

CBS Chicago–05/21/2012

Jack Daniel McCullough, 71, was charged with kidnapping and murder in the 1957 slaying of 7-year-old Maria Ridulph in Sycamore, Ill. (Photo credit: DeKalb County Sheriff's Office)

1957 Child Murder Suspect Acquitted Of Separate Rape

A judge found a former Washington state man not guilty in 50-year-old a rape case.

CBS Chicago–04/12/2012

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Judge Rules Against State’s Ban On Recording Police Officers

A judge on Friday tossed out the controversial Illinois eavesdropping law, which makes it a crime to record police officers, according to a published report.

CBS Chicago–03/02/2012

Marion Barber celebrates after scoring a touchdown. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Bears Ask For Review Of Order To Pay $5.5M In Back Taxes

The Chicago Bears are asking a court to review an administrative law judge’s ruling that orders the team to pay about $5.5 million in back taxes.

CBS Chicago–10/12/2011

Natural Gas Flame

Appellate Court: Peoples Gas Can’t Charge Consumers To Replace Pipes

For the last six months, Chicago residents have been paying more for natural gas, but that is about to end.

WBBM Newsradio–10/04/2011


State Gets Green Light To Cancel Adoption Contracts With Catholic Charities

A downstate judge says the Illinois Department of Children and Family Service may now begin canceling its adoption and foster care contracts with Catholic Charities.

CBS Chicago–09/27/2011

Asian Carp

Court Rules Shipping Locks Won’t Be Closed To Stop Asian Carp

A federal appeals court has ruled that the Chicago shipping locks will not be closed in the interest of keeping the Asian carp out of the Great Lakes.

CBS Chicago–08/25/2011

Illinois State Capitol

State Supreme Court Upholds Capital Construction Program

The Illinois Supreme Court has upheld legislation that created a $31 billion statewide infrastructure construction plan.

CBS Chicago–07/11/2011

Rahm Emanuel

Judge Rules Emanuel Should Stay On Ballot

A Cook County judge has ruled that Rahm Emanuel should stay on the mayoral ballot this February.

CBS Chicago–01/04/2011