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.
Justices on the Illinois Supreme Court say they'll stop using their recall power to reappoint Cook County judges who have lost their elections.A court spokesman tells the Chicago Tribune that the justices reached that decision privately months ago.The Tribune reported Friday that t
The Illinois Supreme Court will decide the fate of billions of dollars worth of infrastructure projects.Chicago Blackhawks owner and liquor distributor Rocky Wirtz sued the state over the way it was paying for a $31 billion construction program.
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.