04/22/14 06:45 PM
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — An Illinois grandfather shook in the witness chair as he told jurors about discovering his 8-year-old granddaughter and her best friend dead from stab wounds in a park where they had been playing, an attack prosecutors say was committed by an ex-Marine now on trial for...
By Sophia Tareen | 04/22/14 08:01 AM
Illinois mayors from Rockford to Peoria reiterated their call Monday for lawmakers to overhaul local police and fire pension systems to avoid strains on municipal budgets, but there were few signs the Legislature would take up the issue anytime soon.
By Jason Keyser | 04/21/14 08:26 AM
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn promised tighter controls Saturday after a review found that the Illinois Medicaid program paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people who had already died.
By Steve Chapman | 04/20/14 05:13 PM
Criminals are generally despised, and cops are not universally beloved. But one participant in the criminal justice system has no enemies: victims of crime. They're the Sara Lee of American politics. Everybody doesn't like someone, but nobody doesn't like victims. The movement to protect this...
By Associated Press | 04/18/14 08:14 AM
Cook County Recorder of Deeds Karen Yarbrough is facing questions about her decision to hire family members and others with political ties to her.
By Associated Press | 04/18/14 08:13 AM
Chicago's inspector general says the city has "resuscitated" what had been a scandal-plagued minority business program.
04/17/14 04:30 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Nutritional supplements and weight-loss products maker Herbalife is being investigated by the attorney general of Illinois. The office of Attorney General Lisa Madigan confirms it is investigating complaints brought by consumers. Herbalife says it will work with the attorney...
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.
04/16/14 03:30 PM
NORTHBROOK, Ill. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department announced Wednesday that an Illinois-based pharmaceutical company will pay $7.3 million to resolve allegations involving the marketing of the drug Mycamine (MY'-kuh-meen). Northbrook-based Astellas Pharma US Inc. manufactures and sells...
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...
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