Madigan To Appeal Pension Law Ruling To Supreme Court "Shortly"Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan said she expects the state's highest court could take up the state's landmark pension overhaul plan by the end of January, now that a lower court judge has ruled it unconstitutional.
Judge Rules Illinois Pension Overhaul UnconstitutionalSangamon 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.
Illinois Supreme Court Dismisses Red Light Camera LawsuitThe Illinois Supreme Court has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the legality of Chicago’s red light camera system, after two justices recused themselves from the case, and the rest couldn’t agree on a ruling.
Rauner, Quinn Call Each Other "Phony" On Term LimitsGov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner accused each other of being dishonest on the issue of term limits, Rauner filed an emergency petition asking the Illinois Supreme Court to decide whether voters can weigh in on the question in November.
Illinois Supreme Court Rules Burge Can Keep His PensionIn a 4-3 vote, the Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday ruled former Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge can keep his pension, despite his conviction for lying about the torture of criminal suspects.
Group Gets 532,000 Signatures To End Gerrymandered DistrictsWith the help of wealthy donors and a bipartisan group of politicians, a petition to end the gerrymandering of Illinois election districts was presented Thursday, but it faces a stiff constitutional challenge that could keep the question off the November ballot.
Court Allows New Sentencing For 100 Convicted KillersAll 100 convicts were under the age of 18 at the time of their crimes, and some were accomplices who weren’t directly involved in killing the victim in their case, but they all received mandatory life sentences.
State Supreme Court Strikes Down Eavesdropping LawIn the unanimous decisions released Thursday, the court found the 1961 Eavesdropping Act violates free speech and due process protections. They focus on audio recordings.
Illinois Supreme Court Strikes Down 'Amazon Tax'The Illinois Supreme Court is invalidating a two-year-old Illinois law charging taxes on certain Internet sales.
Ill. Supreme Court To Hear Appeal On Lawmaker Pay DisputeGov. Pat Quinn's appeal of a ruling that his veto of lawmakers' pay was unconstitutional will be heard by the Illinois Supreme Court.
State Supreme Court To Hold Full Term In ChicagoIt's the first time the state's highest judicial authority is sitting for a full term outside the capital in nearly 120 years.
Illinois Supreme Court Upholds Parental Notification Abortion LawThe Illinois Supreme Court ended a lengthy and emotionally charged legal appeal over an abortion notification law Thursday, clearing the way for the state to begin enforcing a 1995 measure that requires doctors to notify a girl's parents 48 hours before the procedure.
Aldermen Seek To Give Inspector General Power To Enforce SubpoenasSome members of the City Council’s Progressive Reform Caucus want to give the city’s Inspector General increased powers; perhaps more authority than Mayor Rahm Emanuel would want him to have.
Evans Hopes Cook County Courts Can Get Cameras SoonWith a high-profile triple murder trial underway in DuPage County with a camera in the courtroom, Cook County’s chief judge was left wondering when Chicago would be able to follow suit within its own court system.
Illinois Supreme Court Rules Against E2 Nightclub Owners In Deadly StampedeThe Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously reversed an appeals court decision clearing the two owners of the former E2 nightclub of indirect criminal contempt charges, filed after 21 people died in a stampede at the club in 2003.