Illinois Joins State Bans on Judges Routinely Shackling KidsThe rule changes in Illinois stress that the default position by judges should not be to shackle children and that an order to restrain a child defendant can only be issued after a judge determines they pose a threat to himself or herself or to others.
Illinois Consider New Rules on Shackling Juveniles in CourtAdvocates for new rules that would make the shackling of juveniles in Illinois courtrooms less common say current practices can be degrading and counterproductive.
Ill. Supreme Court: No Raises for AFSCME WorkersQuinn withheld $75 million owed under the AFSCME contract in July 2011 because the budget lawmakers sent him did not have an appropriation to cover the 2 percent pay raise.
Illinois Makes Cameras-in-Court Policy PermanentA spokeswoman for the state's highest court said Monday that the roll-out of the program has gone so well that justices decided to end the experimental phase.
Illinois Supreme Court Again Rejects $10B Cigarette VerdictA divided Illinois Supreme Court has again rejected a $10.1 billion class-action judgment against Phillip Morris over its past efforts to market ``low-tar'' and ``light'' cigarettes as healthier alternatives.
Appeal Filed in State Employee Pay, Plans to Close MuseumAttorney General Lisa Madigan's office filed an emergency appeal Monday with the Illinois Supreme Court to settle dueling court orders about whether state employees can get paid during the budget impasse.
Southern Ill. Judge Barely Keeps High Court SeatLloyd Karmeier says state needs to re-think how judicial elections are held
Illinois High Court Won't Hear Sheley AppealMurder suspect captured in Granite City still awaiting trial for Mo. killings
Illinois to Refund Retiree Health Care Money75,000 state workers to see portion of $60 million payout
Illinois Supreme Court Won't Hear Term Limits Appeal The Illinois Supreme Court decided Thursday not to immediately consider whether voters should get a chance to limit terms for state legislators.
ACLU: Illinois Abortion Law Takes Effect in 35 DaysThe Illinois Supreme Court issued a ruling Thursday that ended a lengthy and emotionally charged legal battle of a 1995.
Illinois High Court Takes Pass in Student Threat CaseA man whose 2007 terroristic threat conviction was overturned may finally be able to put his legal troubles behind him.