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Illinois Supreme Court

Pension ruling could take years

SPRINGFIELD | It easily could be 2016 before Illinoisans know whether new changes to the state’s pension systems are legal, a University of Illinois law professor said Friday.

December 07, 2013 12:00 am

Ill. high court invalidates 'Amazon tax' for sales

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | The Illinois Supreme Court threw out a state law Friday that taxes certain Internet sales, saying the so-called "Amazon tax" violated federal rules against "discriminatory taxes" on digital transactions.

October 18, 2013 7:22 pm

State's high court begins stint in Chicago

CHICAGO | As their home building undergoes renovation, Illinois Supreme Court justices convened in Chicago Tuesday and began their first term away from Springfield in more than 100 years.

September 10, 2013 3:21 pm

State's highest court moving to Chicago

SPRINGFIELD | The Illinois Supreme Court is moving to Chicago.

June 06, 2013 11:00 pm

Supreme Court won’t hear case; Wilson mayoral campaign over

CALUMET CITY | Brian Wilson is officially off today's mayoral ballot.

April 09, 2013 12:00 am

Wilson attorneys file ballot appeal with Supreme Court

CALUMET CITY | Attorneys for mayoral hopeful Brian Wilson filed an appeal Friday with the Illinois Supreme Court in hopes of getting the candidate back on the ballot for Tuesday’s mayoral election.

April 05, 2013 8:30 pm

Wilson taking mayoral fight to Illinois Supreme Court

CALUMET CITY | Mayoral hopeful Brian Wilson said he and his attorneys will make a trip Friday to Springfield to file an appeal with the Illinois Supreme Court that he hopes will restore his name to the ballot for Tuesday’s municipal elections.

April 04, 2013 10:15 pm

High court hears school funding lawsuit

SPRINGFIELD | The Illinois Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in a lawsuit by two homeowners challenging the state's school funding system.

September 20, 2012 12:00 am

Court: Even juveniles deserve strong legal defense

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Lawyers are supposed to win cases for their clients. Lawyers in the juvenile justice system want what's best for troubled children.

August 30, 2012 7:00 pm
MARK KIESLING: Target criminals, not the guns

MARK KIESLING: Target criminals, not the guns

Ownership of so-called assault weapons is under review by the Illinois Supreme Court.

April 08, 2012 12:00 am
Ind. justice's swearing-in highlights state's merit selection

Ind. justice's swearing-in highlights state's merit selection

INDIANAPOLIS | The selection process that began in December when Chief Justice Randall Shepard announced his retirement ends Monday when Mark Massa takes the oath of office to become Indiana's 107th Supreme Court justice.

April 02, 2012 12:15 pm
Dems nominate Theis for Illinois Supreme Court

Dems nominate Theis for Illinois Supreme Court

Mary Jane Theis

March 20, 2012 10:33 pm

Illinois Supreme Court rules against Conner attorneys

JOLIET | Defense attorneys for a Steger man who wanted the Illinois Supreme Court to force prosecutors to give them recordings of jailhouse telephone conversations the man made to his girlfriend were "disappointed" the court did not do so.

November 17, 2011 4:49 pm

Probation officers hit by statewide budget cuts

SPRINGFIELD | Illinois probation officers may be dealing with a new kind of discipline.

March 21, 2011 6:00 pm

Lawmakers clarify election rules for flip-floppers

SPRINGFIELD | If you are running for office, should you be able to change parties in the middle of the campaign?

March 21, 2011 12:00 am

Challenges still tools of political trade

CHICAGO | When Rahm Emanuel's eligibility to run for mayor was called into question, talk turned to who had orchestrated the attack.

March 06, 2011 8:00 pm

Study: Voters unlikely to be influenced by social network

Whether Chicagoans decide to vote in the upcoming election, they are unlikely to be influenced by roommates and spouses, according Betsy Sinclair, a political scientist at the University of Chicago.

January 30, 2011 12:00 am
Ill. high court: Emanuel can run for Chicago mayor

Ill. high court: Emanuel can run for Chicago mayor

CHICAGO | The Illinois Supreme Court put Rahm Emanuel back on the ballot for Chicago mayor on Thursday, reviving his campaign to lead the country's third-largest city.

January 27, 2011 5:45 pm
MARK KIESLING: Let voters, not judges, decide Chicago mayoral race

MARK KIESLING: Let voters, not judges, decide Chicago mayoral race

To remove Rahm Emanuel from the ballot for the Feb. 22 mayoral race in Chicago is to do an end run around the city's voters.

January 26, 2011 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Ruling leaves Rahm for improvement

EDITORIAL: Ruling leaves Rahm for improvement

The Illinois Appellate Court ruling Monday that Rahm Emanuel is ineligible to run for mayor of Chicago requires an expedited ruling by the Illinois Supreme Court to settle this before ballots are printed.

January 25, 2011 12:00 am
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