Durbin Hoping Supreme Court Backs President's Immigration ActionsAs one of those who encouraged President Barack Obama to use his executive authority to shield millions of immigrants from deportation, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin was hoping the Supreme Court would uphold the president’s initiative.
Supreme Court Turns Down Sun-Times’ Appeal In Koschman-Related LawsuitThe U.S. Supreme Court has shot down a bid by the Chicago Sun-Times to overturn a federal appeals court ruling that found it broke the law when it published the heights and weights of Chicago cops who acted as “fillers” in a police lineup in the David Koschman case.
Appeals Court Won't Delay Blagojevich ResentencingA 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.
Full Appeals Court Won't Take Up Blagojevich CaseThe full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's request to rehear the appeal of his corruption convictions.
Celebrations Erupt In Chicago After High Court Affirmation Of Same-Sex MarriageThe 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.
Supreme Court Extends Same-Sex Marriage NationwideGay 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.
Opposing Sides Await U.S. High Court Ruling On Same-Sex Marriage BansThe nation's highest court could rule as early as Friday on the legality of same-sex marriage bans.
Supreme Court Ruling Allows Illinoisans To Keep Obamacare SubsidiesMore 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.
In Prison Since Age 14, Convict Again Sentenced To LifeA 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.
Sent To Prison For Life At Age 14, Convict To Learn If Judge Will Reduce His SentenceAttorneys 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.
Supreme Court Fight Over Health Law Affects IllinoisThe 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.
Issue Of Discrimination While Pregnant Takes Center StageThe issue of discrimination against pregnant women in the workplace takes center stage next month before the U.S. Supreme Court.