In the highest-profile event yet for a pilot program that allows cameras in some Illinois courtrooms, a DuPage county judge allowed cameras inside the courtroom Wednesday for Elzbieta Plackowska’s arraignment.
The Illinois Supreme Court is about to weigh in on whether it's constitutional for Cook County officials to ban assault weapons.The county imposed the ban back in 1993. It has been upheld by trial courts and appeals courts.But opponents think their case gained new strength when the U.S.
The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that laid off tenured teachers in Chicago do not have a right to be rehired later.The 5-2 ruling Friday came after budget cuts in 2010 forced the city to lay off nearly 1,300 teachers. The Chicago Board of Education later recalled about 715 tenured teachers.
The Illinois Supreme Court is moving forward with a policy to start allowing news cameras and other media recording devices in the state’s trial courts.The state’s seven Supreme Court justices voted unanimously to approve a pilot program that serves as a circuit-by-circuit experiment for how the sta
A debate about a Cook County ordinance that frees some inmates wanted by immigration authorities could get hotter. At its meeting Wednesday, the County Board agreed to consider two proposed amendments that would scale back the ordinance.