07/22/14 06:45 PM
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Lawyers representing state retiree groups said Tuesday they aim to use a recent Supreme Court decision on health care benefits in an effort to expedite their case challenging Illinois' pension legislation. Attorneys told Sangamon County Circuit Court Judge John Belz...
07/22/14 05:00 PM
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A spokesman for Illinois' secretary of state says he expects that office's Howlett Building damaged in a small fire should reopen Wednesday. Dave Druker says the building was closed to business Tuesday after a fire happened about 1:15 a.m. that day in a mechanical...
07/22/14 04:45 PM
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A man accused of killing a high school friend was charged Tuesday in a second northern Illinois killing. Prosecutors in Illinois' Lee County filed 12 murder counts against 36-year-old Terrence Doddy of Rockford in the July 1 death of 44-year-old Tonya Bargman. Other...
07/22/14 04:15 PM
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The Mahomet Aquifer is a formation of sand and gravel that runs roughly from the Indiana state line west to the Illinois River in Cass County in west-central Illinois. It underlies parts of 14 counties, appearing on a map like a giant zigzag jutting southwest from near...
07/22/14 03:45 PM
ROCHESTER, Ill. (AP) — A coroner says remains found in a shed in a central Illinois village are likely those of a woman. Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards says a forensic doctor assisted by an anthropologist concluded Tuesday that the remains found Sunday in Rochester appear to be human....
07/22/14 03:15 PM
CHICAGO (AP) — Officials say Illinois health insurance customers shouldn't feel any immediate effect of a federal appeals court panel's ruling as a confusing legal battle continues over President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Contradictory rulings were issued Tuesday by two federal...
07/22/14 02:45 PM
CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn signed an approximately $1 billion capital spending plan on Tuesday intended to create jobs and help repair and improve Illinois roads and bridges after a harsh winter. The Chicago Democrat approved the bipartisan legislation that also will provide lawmakers with...
07/22/14 11:22 AM
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – The crowded asbestos docket in Madison County, Ill., saw a drop of more than 100 new asbestos case filings so far this year, which some attorneys attribute to the decrease of lung cancer cases. As of June 30, Madison County has seen 656 new cases filed in...
07/22/14 11:15 AM
CHICAGO (AP) — The number of Illinois children living in areas of high poverty has increased by about a third since 2000, according to a report released Tuesday. The annual data report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation estimates 347,000 Illinois children live in areas of concentrated poverty....
07/22/14 11:15 AM
CHICAGO (AP) — The training center for Chicago's famous Second City comedy group is expanding. The Second City Training Center announced Tuesday that it will lease a former movie theater next to its location on the city's North Side. The expansion would double the comedy school's space to...
By Steve Chapman | 07/20/14 01:18 PM
Judged as a whole, Chicago is doing a lot of things right. Judged by the plight of its least fortunate, that's not nearly enough.
By Steve Chapman | 07/10/14 10:43 AM
It's a classic Orwellian nightmare: The government decides to deny you a right it extends to other people, but it won't tell you why and it won't tell you what you can do about it. You're stuck in purgatory, effectively convicted without being tried -- or even being told the charge against you.
By Cal Thomas | 07/09/14 04:37 PM
Frank Sinatra's song about Chicago, "My Kind of Town," "the town that won't let you down," seems dated in light of last weekend's shooting spree that left 16 dead and dozens wounded in 53 separate incidents.
By Sean Higgins | 07/07/14 05:47 PM
About the best thing that Big Labor can say about the recently concluded Supreme Court term is that it could have been much worse for them.
By Sean Higgins | 07/03/14 03:26 PM
It's not easy to make to a convincing argument that labor organizations should have the right to extract money directly from the paychecks of people who don't want to be union members in the first place, which is ultimately what Harris v. Quinn was about.
By Philip Klein | 07/28/14
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