A former Cook County Jail inmate has filed a lawsuit alleging that for much of the time he was locked up he was denied, food, water and was forced to sleep on the floor.
Tom Dart is scheduled to testify before a congressional committee about access to mental health services.
Former Cook County official has been sentenced because of collecting thousands of dollars in kickbacks.
The Illinois Supreme Court has ordered that four lawsuits challenging Illinois’ new pension reform law be consolidated.
More than 80 same-sex couples from Illinois and have gotten marriage licenses in Cook County, including several from other counties who apparently didn’t want to wait until June 1, when gay marriage becomes legal throughout the state.
Ed Murnane of the Illinois Civil Justice League says this is enemy territory when businesses are hauled into court.
Illinois public health officials say the state’s confirmed the year’s first batch of mosquitoes that have the West Nile virus.
Quinn’s office said Thursday that the governor is asking President Barack Obama to declare 11 counties major disaster areas.
Downstate legislators are generally in favor of a broad concealed carry measure, whereas those from Chicago and the suburbs want a tight law.
“Until the Supreme Court of the United States has spoken, state courts are not precluded from exercising their own judgments on federal constitutional measures”