By David Mercer | 03/11/14 08:37 AM
As the city of Rockford attempted to rebuild its long-struggling economy a few years ago, officials found promise in a humming aerospace sector that had sprung up where other manufacturing had faltered.
By Steve Doty | 03/11/14 08:18 AM
Illinois is facing a $100 billion pension shortfall, and in 2013, the state passed pension reform that was largely backed by Gov. Pat Quinn. The reform has angered labor unions across the state, but Quinn will get their support in 2014.
By Timothy P. Carney | 03/10/14 10:56 AM
The real estate industry may be the single biggest beneficiary of tax credits, carve-outs and subsidies on the federal and state level.
By Steve Doty | 03/10/14 08:12 AM
With under two weeks to go in the Illinois Republican gubernatorial primary, businessman Bruce Rauner holds a sizable leader over his three closest challengers. Recent polling shows Rauner with 40 percent of the vote.
03/09/14 12:30 PM
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Illinoisans hoping to make use of the state's fledgling medical marijuana law may risk their jobs if their employers opt to maintain or adopt zero-tolerance drug policies. The Rockford Register Star (http://bit.ly/NNRItc) reports that the law that took effect in January...
03/07/14 04:22 PM
Everett McKinley Dirksen United States Courthouse in Chicago CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – An Illinois appellate judge denied a cigarette manufacturer’s motions to bar two experts from testifying that the asbestos-containing “Micronite” filters once found in Kent cigarettes contributed...
03/06/14 06:52 PM
Huelsmann EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – Madison County, Ill., saw yet another record-breaking year for new asbestos cases in 2013. The Circuit Clerk’s office reports that 1,678 new asbestos cases were filed last year, eclipsing the previous record in 2012 by more than 100. A...
03/06/14 05:30 PM
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois is promising more than $20 million in performance-based incentives to an insurance brokerage company that was considering a move out of state. Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. will keep its headquarters in Illinois, but will move from one Chicago suburb to another. Crain's...
03/06/14 03:22 PM
Madigan CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed a new lawsuit on Tuesday against a Chicago-based material storage company for allegedly violating water pollution and open dumping laws at its north terminal. This is the second lawsuit filed by Madigan...
03/05/14 04:16 AM
GRAND TOWER, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois legislative measure in support of a southern Illinois county's efforts to fix a worrisome Mississippi River levee is advancing. The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises newspapers (http://bit.ly/1czVY5s) reports the Illinois Senate unanimously signed off...
03/04/14 03:54 PM
Robreno PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) – The National Asbestos Products Liability Multidistrict Litigation Court has remanded a deceased carpenter’s asbestos lawsuit to an Illinois federal court to determine whether the state recognizes the “bare metal defense.” Judge...
03/03/14 03:50 PM
Madison County Courthouse EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – After about four hours of deliberation on Friday, a Madison County, Ill., jury entered a verdict in favor of defendant Crane Co. in Associate Judge Stephen Stobbs’ courtroom. This defense verdict marks the third since 2010 in...
03/03/14 03:35 PM
Chicago State University CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – The Illinois First District Appellate Court could soon have to decide whether to review what may be the first jury award for a whistleblower claim under the state’s decade-old ethics act. A Cook County jury earlier this month awarded...
By Steve Chapman | 02/28/14 03:16 PM
If you're in the hospital with multiple fractures, a staph infection and a collapsed lung, you may not take great comfort when your doctor informs you that his last patient has it worse, being dead. Sometimes encouraging comparisons are not that encouraging.
02/28/14 03:28 PM
Madison County Courthouse EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – Nearing the end of a rare Madison County, Ill. asbestos trial, the jury was given the chance to hear directly from a Crane Co. representative who stands firm in his belief that Crane Co. gaskets and packing were not hazardous....
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