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Quinn Gets Go-Ahead to Close Illinois Prisons

Quinn said in a news release late Wednesday that an Alexander County Judge dissolved an injunction stopping the closures.


Illinois Supreme Court: Criminal Evidence Need Not Match Confession

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.



Judge Extends Order Barring Illinois Prison Closures

Associate Circuit Judge Charles Cavaness issued the order from Alexander County, home of the Tamms Prison.


Illinois Supreme Court Opens Door To Divorce For Mentally Disabled

The advocacy group Equip for Equality praises the ruling. They call it a “major change” that will look at each disabled person individually.


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Cameras Coming To More Illinois Courtrooms

The Illinois Supreme Court today will approve ten new counties for a “cameras and microphones in the courtroom” pilot program.


Illinois High Court to Consider Abortion-Notice Law

A never-enforced law requiring minors to notify their parents before getting an abortion is about to be reviewed by the Illinois Supreme Court.


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Quinn To Propose Assault Weapons Ban

Gov. Pat Quinn plans to propose a ban on assault weapons in Illinois.


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Court: Tenured Teachers Don’t Have Rehire Rights

The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that laid-off tenured teachers in Chicago do not have a right to be rehired later.


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It’s Back to Court for Philip Morris

A judge there had sided with plaintiffs after a two-month 2003 trial in a class-action lawsuit over Philip Morris’ marketing of “light” cigarettes.



Ill. Supreme Court Upholds Law for $31 Billion Program

The state will pay for the construction program partly by raising taxes on liqour and candy.




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