Illinois Supreme Court

Illinois Supreme Court

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.

10/18/2012

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Judge Extends Order Barring Illinois Prison Closures

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

10/10/2012

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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.

10/04/2012

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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.

09/24/2012

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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.

09/20/2012

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (Photo: Getty/Scott Olson)

Quinn To Propose Assault Weapons Ban

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

07/31/2012

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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.

02/17/2012

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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.

09/29/2011

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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.

07/11/2011

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Court To Decide Legality Of Illinois Public Works Plan

The case involves a $31 billion public works program which lawmakers decided to pay for by raising taxes on liquor and candy, as well as legalizing video gambling at bars and truck stops.

07/11/2011

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