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Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. (Credit: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Appeals Court Won’t Delay Blagojevich Resentencing

A federal appeals court has declined former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s request to delay his resentencing while he prepares to take his case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

08/24/2015

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich waves to supporters outside his home after returning from his sentencing hearing December 7, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison after being found guilty of 18 charges in two trials including trying to sell President Obama’s vacated senate seat. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Full Appeals Court Won’t Take Up Blagojevich Case

The full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s request to rehear the appeal of his corruption convictions.

08/19/2015

The spirits flow in Boystown after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in every state. (CBS)

Celebrations Erupt In Chicago After High Court Affirmation Of Same-Sex Marriage

The timing of the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide couldn’t have come at a better time for Chicago’s gay community, which is celebrating Pride Weekend.

06/26/2015

Supporters of same-sex marriages gather outside the U.S. Supreme Court waiting for its decision on whether gay couples have a constitutional right to wed. (Photo credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Extends Same-Sex Marriage Nationwide

Gay and lesbian couples already can marry in 36 states and the District of Columbia. The court’s ruling on Friday means the remaining 14 states, in the South and Midwest, will have to stop enforcing their bans on same-sex marriage.

06/26/2015

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)

Opposing Sides Await U.S. High Court Ruling On Same-Sex Marriage Bans

The nation’s highest court could rule as early as Friday on the legality of same-sex marriage bans.

06/25/2015

People celebrate in front of the US Supreme Court after ruling was announced on the Affordable Care Act. June 25, 2015 in Washington, DC. The high court ruled that the Affordabvle Care Act may provide nationwide tax subsidies to help poor and middle-class people buy health insurance.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Ruling Allows Illinoisans To Keep Obamacare Subsidies

More than 230,000 Illinois residents could have lost the tax credits that help them pay for coverage if the court had ruled the other way. In Illinois, the average monthly subsidy is $211. Without tax credits, consumers would have seen their premiums increase, on average, by 169 percent.

06/25/2015

Adolfo Davis sits in a courtroom at the at the Leighton Criminal Court Building for his resentencing hearing in April 2015. (Credit: CBS)

In Prison Since Age 14, Convict Again Sentenced To Life

A Cook County judge said courts got it right the first time when they sentenced a 14-year-old to life in prison for a double murder in 1990, and again sentenced the now-38-year-old convict to life at a re-sentencing mandated by a 2012 U.S. Supreme Court decision.

05/04/2015

Adolfo Davis sits in a courtroom at the at the Leighton Criminal Court Building for his resentencing hearing in April 2015. (Credit: CBS)

Sent To Prison For Life At Age 14, Convict To Learn If Judge Will Reduce His Sentence

Attorneys for Adolfo Davis, now 38, have asked a Cook County judge to release him from prison, but prosecutors have said he deserves to spend the rest of his life behind bars for a double murder in 1990, despite his age at the time of the shooting.

05/04/2015

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Supreme Court Fight Over Health Law Affects Illinois

The U.S. Supreme Court hears a case next week that challenges health insurance subsidies that make coverage more affordable for more than a quarter-million Illinois residents.

02/24/2015

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Issue Of Discrimination While Pregnant Takes Center Stage

The issue of discrimination against pregnant women in the workplace takes center stage next month before the U.S. Supreme Court.

11/03/2014

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Birth Control Referendum On Illinois Ballot Stirs Controversy

When you go to the polls between now and Tuesday, you’ll see on the ballot a question asking if any insurance plan that has prescription drug coverage should be required to cover prescription birth control.

10/31/2014

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)

Supreme Court Denies Gay Marriage Appeals In Indiana, Wisconsin, 3 Other States

On the first day of its new term, the U.S. Supreme Court has rejected appeals from Indiana, Wisconsin, and three other states that sought to prohibit same-sex marriage.

10/06/2014

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)

Supreme Court Decision On Employers, Contraceptives Divides Chicagoans

One side calls it a victory for religious freedom — the other, a setback for women’s rights. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.

06/30/2014

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U.S. Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Illinois Health Care Worker

The U.S. Supreme Court has delivered a major decision in the case of an Illinois health care worker who decided she did not want to pay dues to the SEIU, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

06/30/2014

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High Court Rejection Of Mass. Abortion Clinic ‘Buffer Zone’ Could Have Impact Here

The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down a Massachusetts law that created a buffer zone around abortion clinics, and it is expected to have an impact on so-called “sidewalk counselors” in Chicago.

06/26/2014

Scottie Pippen. (Jesse D. Garrabrat/NBAE/Getty Images)

High Court Rejects Pippen’s Defamation Case

The Supreme Court has declined to revive a defamation lawsuit that former Chicago Bulls star Scottie Pippen filed against several media companies for falsely reporting he had filed for bankruptcy.

06/16/2014

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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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