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Write-in judicial candidate: Votes for ex-law clerk suspended for impersonating judge shouldn't count

Jonathan Bilyk Nov. 16, 2016, 10:30pm

An appointed Cook County judge, running as a write-in candidate for an elected judicial seat on one of the county’s judicial subcircuits, has asked a Cook County judge to toss out the more than 85,000 votes received by her opponent for the judgeship, Democratic Party nominee Rhonda Crawford, a former law clerk whose law license was suspended by the Illinois Supreme Court shortly before Election Day amid accusations she impersonated a judge from the bench.

Chicago Board of Ed can't stop IL commission from keeping three Chicago charter schools open

Scott Holland Aug. 19, 2016, 4:35pm

A state appeals court upheld a ruling in favor of the Illinois State Charter School Commission, agreeing the commission had the authority to overrule the Chicago Board of Education's attempt to close three Chicago charter schools. 

Cook County judge tosses lawsuit brought by Pfleger, other activists vs suburbs over gun shop regulation

Jonathan Bilyk Mar. 2, 2016, 8:27pm

A Cook County judge has abruptly ended an attempt by a coalition of Chicago community activists, including Fr. Michael Pfleger and others, to use an Illinois civil rights law to force suburban communities to more stringently regulate gun shops operating within their borders, who the activists say are responsible for a disproportionate share of the firearms used by criminals and gangbangers to terrorize Chicago’s poorest neighborhoods.