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Ald. Tom Tunney (44th)

Tunney Wants Legislature To ‘Get Its Act Together’ On Gay Marriage

As the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act and opened the door for California to resume same-sex marriages, Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) called on the state legislature to “get its act together” and approve gay marriage in Illinois.

06/27/2013

Gay rights activists gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building, on June 26, 2013, in Washington, D.C., after the court handed two key victories to same-sex couples. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Gay Marriage Supporters Hail Dual Victories In Supreme Court

Gay activists and local elected officials on Wednesday were celebrating U.S. Supreme Court action that handed two key victories to same-sex couples.

06/26/2013

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Supreme Court Grants Madigan More Time For Concealed Carry Appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court is granting the Illinois attorney general more time to decide on an appeal over the carrying of concealed weapons.

06/18/2013

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Madigan Seeks Second Extension On Concealed Carry Appeal

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is asking the U.S. Supreme Court for more time to decide whether to appeal a lower court’s order saying citizens should be allowed to publicly carry concealed guns.

06/17/2013

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Madigan Seeks Extension Of Concealed Carry Deadline

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has asked a federal appeals court for an extra 30 days for the governor to decide if he’ll sign recently approved concealed carry legislation.

06/04/2013

A cotton swab used for DNA testing is placed in a protective wrapper before being sent to a lab for testing. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Cook County To Begin Collecting DNA Samples After Supreme Court Ruling

Some Cook County Jail inmates and others arrested in the county will soon have to give DNA samples, now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that taking such samples after an arrest does not amount to an “unreasonable search.”

06/04/2013

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Supreme Court Gives Madigan More Time For Concealed Carry Appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court is giving Illinois’ attorney general more time to decide whether to appeal a ruling that the state’s ban on the public possession of firearms is unconstitutional.

05/03/2013

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Madigan Seeks Extension On Concealed Carry Appeal

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan asked the U.S. Supreme Court Monday for more time to decide whether to appeal a court’s ruling that the state’s ban on the public possession of firearms is unconstitutional.

04/29/2013

Gun control activists wear NRA pistol targets in a protest demanding Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan take the state's ban on carrying concealed weapons to the U.S. Supreme Court. A federal appeals court struck down the ban last year, and gave lawmakers until June 9 to come up with a new concealed carry law. (Credit: CBS)

Protesters Urge Madigan To Take Concealed Carry Case To Supreme Court

Activists staged a protest Thursday over Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s decision to wait until the legislature follows a court order and passes a new concealed carry law, rather than appeal the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

CBS Chicago–03/21/2013

A TV camera is set up in front of the U.S. Supreme Court June 25, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Chicagoans Divided Over U.S. Supreme Court Review Of Gay-Marriage Measure

Two families led by gay couples were optimistic it would finally mean the legalization of gay marriage nationwide.

12/07/2012

Rob Sherman

Atheist Activist Goes To Supreme Court To Block State Funding For Cross

Atheist activist Rob Sherman says the U.S. Supreme Court is his last chance to block public funding for repair of a massive cross in Southern Illinois.

CBS Chicago–09/06/2012

A TV camera is set up in front of the U.S. Supreme Court June 25, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Ruling On Ariz. Law Draws Mostly Negative Reaction From Immigrant Advocates

Under the high court’s 5-3 ruling, police officers in Arizona can still ask everyone they stop or arrest to prove they are in the country legally.

06/25/2012

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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

George Ryan

Ryan Wins Another Chance To Petition For New Trial

Former Gov. George Ryan has served most of his 6 1/2 year prison sentence and is set to be released next year, but he will have a chance to appeal for a new trial again before that.

CBS Chicago–04/30/2012

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin

Durbin: Obama Was Within Rights To Speak Up About Supreme Court

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) is defending President Barack Obama’s remarks on the U.S. Supreme Court and health care.

WBBM Newsradio–04/06/2012

Asian Carp

Supreme Court Won’t Order Canal Closed To Halt Asian Carp

The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to order the closure of locks on the Sanitary and Ship Canal to keep the Asian carp out of the Great Lakes.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2012

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Gun Rights Group Takes Fight For Concealed Carry To Higher Court

A gun rights group is appealing after a downstate federal judge ruled against allowing Illinois to carry concealed weapons.

CBS Chicago–02/07/2012

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

Durbin Pushing For Broadcast Of Supreme Court Hearings

Another effort is under way to require broadcast audio and video coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court.

CBS Chicago–12/12/2011

Grand Theft Auto

Will County Prosecutor: Fight Not Over Against Violent Video Games

Video game makers and sellers may be celebrating after the U.S. Supreme Court ruling Monday overturning the California ban on the sale or rental of violent games to children.

06/28/2011

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UIC Prof’s Theory May Play Key Role In Wal-Mart Case

A University of Illinois at Chicago professor could play a key role in a landmark discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart, which is now before the U.S. Supreme Court.

CBS Chicago–03/29/2011

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