By Timothy P. Carney | 04/16/14 03:50 PM
Chicago's regulations of food trucks have achieved their desired effect: protecting restaurants by crushing food trucks.
By Don Babwin | 04/15/14 08:46 AM
Gov. Pat Quinn's tour of the state to push his program aimed at helping first-time homebuyers quickly turned political Monday as both he and his Republican gubernatorial opponent wasted no time highlighting likely recurring themes in the 2014 race: wealth and taxes.
By Kerry Lester | 04/14/14 08:54 AM
Faced with an expected $3 billion budget hole from an expiring income tax increase, Illinois lawmakers are grappling with whether to raise taxes to avoid major cuts to schools and social services next year.
04/11/14 02:46 PM
Charles R. Jonas Federal Building in Charlotte, N.C. CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – An insurer of Pittsburgh Corning Corporation and Bondex International are the latest companies to seek the evidence of “misrepresentation” by asbestos attorneys that was referenced in a landmark...
04/10/14 09:16 PM
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill., (Legal Newsline) – East St. Louis Mayor Carl Officer has announced his endorsement of businessman Bruce Rauner, a Republican, for governor and the formation of a super PAC to support him. The endorsement was announced Wednesday in a press release. The super PAC to...
04/10/14 05:53 PM
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – Former Madison County judge Ann Callis is “narrative challenged” in her bid for Congress, according to a recent missive by New York Times reporter Mark Leibovich. In the Tuesday article “How Not to Seem Rich While Running for Office,”...
04/10/14 04:12 PM
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) — Illinois senators voted unanimously Wednesday to send a bill that aims to protect state businesses from so-called “patent trolls” to the House. Senators voted 48-0 for Senate Bill 3405. The bill, which was crafted by Attorney General Lisa...
04/09/14 07:57 PM
Madigan CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed five lawsuits on Tuesday against online payday lenders and a loan lead generator for allegedly offering illegal, expensive, predatory loans that trapped Illinoisans in endless debt cycles. Madigan sued four...
By Michael Barone | 04/09/14 12:22 PM
State and local government is, theoretically, closer to the ordinary citizen than the federal government — even though many citizens who vote in presidential elections do not take the trouble to vote in elections in non-presidential years when most or all of the offices at stake are in state...
By John O'Connor | 04/09/14 08:33 AM
State lawmakers on Tuesday approved Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposal for overhauling two city pension programs that officials say could otherwise be out of money in little more than a decade.
By Associated Press | 04/09/14 08:31 AM
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says his plan to overhaul two city pension funds may be difficult to swallow, but will be worth it.
04/08/14 02:39 PM
ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – Several defendants in a Mississippi man’s asbestos lawsuit were denied dismissal for filing “generic, baseless motions.” In an April 1 order, Judge Catherine D. Perry of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri denied the requests for...
04/07/14 04:00 PM
CHICAGO (AP) — Rahm Emanuel has been a force in politics — the mastermind behind a Democratic takeover of Congress, dealmaker in two White Houses and now the hard-charging mayor intent on fixing what ails the nation's third-largest city, no matter whom he ticks off in the process. But less...
By Jim Shur | 04/07/14 09:20 AM
Illinois' biggest maximum-security prison remained on lockdown for a second day Saturday after corrections officers uncovered an inmate cache of more than a dozen crude weapons, gallons of homemade alcohol and hoards of juice and sugar used to make the liquor.
By Associated Press | 04/07/14 08:34 AM
Mayors across Illinois are demanding that state lawmakers address serious shortfalls in local police and fire pension funds. The effort comes after the Illinois Legislature dealt with the state's own pension problem last year.
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