Three Catholic dioceses in Illinois are continuing a court fight over Illinois' new civil unions law, while another is withdrawing from the litigation.The Catholic Diocese of Peoria announced Thursday it plans to stop providing state-funded services and withdraw from the court battle. Accordin
The mayor of Kankakee is vowing to fight a lawsuit against the city that she says will hurt the entire state.Both the City of Chicago and the RTA, Regional Transportation Authority, are suing Kankakee.
The first lawsuits filed over the Indiana State Fair stage collapse could challenge the state's rules on same sex marriage.Attorney Kenneth Allen said his clients were recently married in Hawaii, a state that allows same sex civil unions. Beth Urschel was injured in the stage collapse.
A judge has ruled former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley can be named in a lawsuit alleging police torture under former Commander Jon Burge.Former Mayor Daley was the Cook County State's Attorney in 1986 when Michael Tillman was arrested for killing Betty Howard.