Chicago Judge Amy Coney Barrett, A Front-Runner For Supreme Court Vacancy, Hailed By Right, Feared By LeftPresident Donald Trump has said he’ll nominate a woman and Barrett is thought to be at the top of his list of favorites.
Federal Appeals Court Nixes Trump Policy Denying Grant Money To Sanctuary Cities"This is a great victory, not only for Chicago, but for our immigrant and refugee communities everywhere in the country," Mayor Lori Lightfoot said.
Appeals Court Refuses To Toss Aaron Schock ChargesThe Republican from the central Illinois city of Peoria was indicted in 2016 on charges of misusing funds.
Growing Signs That Aaron Schock Prosecution On Shaky GroundGrowing sympathy for defense arguments, seeming confusion within the team of federal prosecutors and a disgruntled judge are among the signs that key portions of the corruption case against former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock may be at risk of unraveling.
Rod Blagojevich Shot Down Again By Federal Appeals CourtThe decision was not unexpected. And it set Blagojevich’s attorneys up to make one last pitch to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Court Swiftly Rejects Blagojevich's Latest Appeal Of 14-Year SentenceIn an unusually swift decision, three judges with the 7th Circuit turned down the governor's appeal three days after hearing arguments.
Blagojevich's Lawyers Back In Court To Seek Lesser SentenceAttorneys for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich were back in court Tuesday, trying again to get his 14-year prison sentence reduced.
Appeals Court Upholds Order Against Pence On Syrian RefugeesA federal appeals court has upheld a lower court's order blocking Indiana Gov. Mike Pence from barring state agencies from helping Syrian refugees resettle in the state.
Case Is A Dog, US Court In Chicago Declines To Revive ItShaggy is a service dog Gloria Jean Sykes relies on to keep her calm. An Illinois probate judge in a 2014 guardianship dispute involving Sykes barred her from bringing Shaggy into court.
Rod Blagojevich Plans To Appeal 14-Year Prison SentenceRod Blagojevich's lawyer has notified a federal court that the imprisoned former Illinois governor plans to appeal his 14-year sentence for corruption imposed at a resentencing earlier this month.
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.