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Former Cook County Jail Inmate Sues

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.

06/11/2014

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Cook County Sheriff to Testify Before Congress

Tom Dart is scheduled to testify before a congressional committee about access to mental health services.

03/26/2014

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Former Cook Co. Official Sentenced In Federal Prison

Former Cook County official has been sentenced because of collecting thousands of dollars in kickbacks.

03/21/2014

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Ill. Supreme Court: Consolidate Pension Lawsuits

The Illinois Supreme Court has ordered that four lawsuits challenging Illinois’ new pension reform law be consolidated.

03/03/2014

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Dozens of Same-Sex Couples Get Marriage Licenses

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.

02/25/2014

Madison County, IL courthouse

Business Group Calls Metro East Counties ‘Judicial Hellholes’

Ed Murnane of the Illinois Civil Justice League says this is enemy territory when businesses are hauled into court.

12/17/2013

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Illinois Records Year’s 1st Mosquitoes with West Nile

Illinois public health officials say the state’s confirmed the year’s first batch of mosquitoes that have the West Nile virus.

06/03/2013

Flooding Spring 2013

Quinn Asks for Federal Help After Flooding

Quinn’s office said Thursday that the governor is asking President Barack Obama to declare 11 counties major disaster areas.

05/09/2013

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Illinois Legislation Would Allow For Regional Concealed Carry Laws

Downstate legislators are generally in favor of a broad concealed carry measure, whereas those from Chicago and the suburbs want a tight law.

04/24/2013

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Court Fight Could Hold Up Concealed Carry In Illinois

“Until the Supreme Court of the United States has spoken, state courts are not precluded from exercising their own judgments on federal constitutional measures”

02/20/2013

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