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Same-sex marriage bans come under tough questioning

Same-sex marriage bans come under tough questioning

CHICAGO | Munster couple Niki Quasney and Amy Sandler felt positive following a hearing on the state of Indiana’s appeal on a district court decision that invalidated the state’s ban on gay marriage.

August 26, 2014 6:00 pm Photos



Judge: Restore Lynwood cop to job

CHICAGO | A Cook County judge on Thursday issued an order saying Lynwood's Police and Fire Board was wrong to fire a police officer whose squad car was stolen and demolished during a police chase.

May 22, 2014 1:30 pm

Court upholds conviction of ex-police commander

CHICAGO | A federal appellate court on Monday upheld the 2010 conviction of a former Chicago police commander — whose name became synonymous in the city with out-of-control police — for lying about the torture of suspects.

April 01, 2013 3:20 pm

Wilson attorney asks appellate court to overturn Cal City ballot ruling

CALUMET CITY | An attorney for the mayoral campaign of Brian Wilson filed an appeal Friday to a ruling this week that removed Wilson from the ballot for the April 9 municipal elections.

March 22, 2013 11:43 am

Appellate Court keeps Qualkinbush challengers on ballot

CHICAGO | An Illinois appellate court panel refused Monday to clear the way for Mayor Michelle Markiewicz Qualkinbush and most of her allies to run unopposed in Tuesday’s primary elections for municipal office.

February 25, 2013 2:02 pm

Wilson slate files appeal to remain on Tuesday ballot

CALUMET CITY | Mayoral hopeful Brian Wilson said Friday his appeal to the Cook County Circuit Court to get reinstated to the April 9 ballot is delayed by the legal issues surrounding his slate of running mates.

February 22, 2013 2:32 pm

Two Hammond men convicted again of murdering, robbing gun shop owner in 2000

HAMMOND | After several hours of deliberations Tuesday, a jury found two Hammond men guilty of murdering an elderly gun shop owner and stealing his firearms in a case that has spanned 12 years and more than one trial.

May 29, 2012 9:25 pm

Armed robbery, murder case to enter third trial possibly Thursday

HAMMOND | After a judge declared a mistrial Tuesday afternoon, the 12-year-old case of two Hammond men charged in the armed robbery and murder of a 73-year-old will enter into its third trial later this week.

May 08, 2012 7:30 pm
Zagorac's battery conviction upheld

Zagorac's battery conviction upheld

INDIANAPOLIS | The state appellate court upheld the misdemeanor battery conviction of Munster resident Brett Zagorac, who was found guilty last fall by a jury that cleared him on a count of felony child molesting.

September 28, 2011 11:00 am

Court ruling leaves lottery manager in legal limbo

SPRINGFIELD | Rather than quickly ramping up its operations, the company chosen to manage the Illinois Lottery is waiting for the state's highest court to signal if the potentially billion-dollar deal will stick.

February 03, 2011 12:00 am

Appeals court accepts late filing of Gary boxer's request for rehearing

CHICAGO | The 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago decided to accept a Gary boxer's motion for rehearing that was filed after the deadline had passed, court records state.

January 25, 2011 3:16 pm
Supreme Court to hear Emanuel's appeal

Supreme Court to hear Emanuel's appeal

CHICAGO | The Illinois Supreme Court has agreed to hear Rahm Emanuel's appeal of a decision that threw him off the ballot for Chicago mayor.

January 25, 2011 12:00 am
MARK KIESLING: Cost of RDA fight is worse than the cure

MARK KIESLING: Cost of RDA fight is worse than the cure

I'll give Porter County an "A" for tenacity but have to fail it on fiscal responsibility, at least where the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority is concerned.

January 23, 2011 12:00 am
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