Illinois Supreme Court
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.
Associate Circuit Judge Charles Cavaness issued the order from Alexander County, home of the Tamms Prison.
The advocacy group Equip for Equality praises the ruling. They call it a “major change” that will look at each disabled person individually.
The Illinois Supreme Court today will approve ten new counties for a “cameras and microphones in the courtroom” pilot program.
A never-enforced law requiring minors to notify their parents before getting an abortion is about to be reviewed by the Illinois Supreme Court.
Gov. Pat Quinn plans to propose a ban on assault weapons in Illinois.
The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that laid-off tenured teachers in Chicago do not have a right to be rehired later.
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.
The state will pay for the construction program partly by raising taxes on liqour and candy.
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.