The state of Illinois wants to keep collecting higher taxes and fees while it waits for the Illinois Supreme Court to decide the fate of a massive capital bill.The increased fees and taxes affect everything from candy bars to liquor to vehicle registration.
Attorneys for Tony Rezko are asking for a new trial. They told a federal judge Friday the former political fundraiser was convicted on some charges that have been found to be unconstitutional. Rezko's attorneys say he should get a new trial because the law has changed since his 2008 convictions.
The top four mayoral candidates gathered to debate Thursday night. Mere hours before the event, Rahm Emanuel’s candidacy was still in question. But late Thursday the Illinois Supreme Court settled the matter.