Sangamon County

Illinois State Capitol

Judge Rules Illinois Pension Overhaul Unconstitutional

Sangamon County Circuit Judge John Belz ruled Friday in favor of state employees and retirees who sued to block the state’s landmark pension overhaul. The state is expected to appeal the ruling directly to the Illinois Supreme Court.

11/21/2014

Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

Unions Sue To Block State Pension Reform Plan

The lawsuit, which follows others already filed by retirees, argues the pension bill approved by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Pat Quinn more than a month ago violates a clause of the state constitution that says pension benefits may not be cut.

01/28/2014

Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

More Lawsuits Filed Challenging State Pension Cuts

The Illinois State Employees Association Retirees and the Retired State Employees Association filed separate class-action lawsuits in Sangamon County Circuit Court on behalf of their members.

01/02/2014

Caduceus

Illinois Now Reporting 5 Cases Of Rare Stomach Bug

Health officials investigating the cases have been unable to track the illness to any particular food source, said Illinois Department of Public Health spokeswoman Melaney Arnold.

08/06/2013

Gavel

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

Timothy J. Davlin

Lawyer: Ex.-Springfield Mayor Misspent Money

A report filed in Sangamon County court says the former mayor of Springfield, who committed suicide last year, wrote himself nearly $80,000 in checks from the estate of a dead cousin.

03/19/2011