State Sen. Donne Trotter was charged Wednesday with a felony count for allegedly trying to board an aircraft with a weapon.
The justices on Monday left in place a lower court ruling that found that the state’s anti-eavesdropping law violates free speech rights.
The proposed tax angered gun-rights advocates, who predicted it would drive business from Cook County and to neighboring Indiana and Wisconsin.
Chief Justice Thomas Kilbride, writing the court’s opinion, said the additional evidence the legal standard requires must merely “tend to show” a crime was committed.
State Rep. David Reis is the sponsor of a proposed constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage in the state.
Illinois health officials say the hot, dry weather is to blame for more mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus this year and an earlier-than-usual first human case of the illness.
According to state law, the inspector general must immediately report deaths to coroners if a disabled adult died from abuse, neglect of exploitation.
State Rep. Bill Mitchell has proposed a bill to make Cook County a separate state from Illinois.
The Cook County Sheriff’s Department says DNA testing could solve the last mystery of one of the nation’s worst serial killers.
William Caviness of North Carolina was running to raise money to help burn victims when he collapsed about 500 yards from the finish line.