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Appeals panel: IL constitution doesn't force cities to keep paying retiree health insurance, even if benefit paid to current workers
Neither Illinois’ state constitution nor its insurance laws force cities to pay for retirees’ health insurance premiums, just because the city pays a portion of premiums for current employees.
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Cook County wants to 'rewrite' the Illinois state constitution's transportation funding rules, a new appellate brief says.
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Appeal on tap over judge's decision to end challenge over whether state debt practices are unconstitutional
A state appeals court will be asked to weigh in on the question of whether state courts can have any input at all on the question of whether Illinois’ state constitution puts any constraints at all on state lawmakers who want to rack up debt to cover state expenses.
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An Illinois appeals court ruled the Illinois Board of Elections should consider fining Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino for alleged campaign finance irregularities, committed while Mautino was a state representative.
IL Supreme Court: Withdrawal, refiling medmal lawsuit vs hospital OK, even if may be attempt to sidestep judge's order
The Illinois Supreme Court says a man can continue his 10-year-long legal battle against a Decatur hospital, even though the hospital claimed his decision to voluntarily dismiss his suit amounted to a procedural tactic to sidestep a judge's order regarding a witness.
IL Supreme Court 'ducks,' leaves unanswered whether state constitution's balanced budget rules 'mean anything'
The Illinois Supreme Court’s recent refusal to hear a challenge to a state abortion funding law has raised questions over the court’s willingness to force the state legislature ever to abide by the balanced budget requirements spelled out in the state constitution and Illinois law.
IL Supreme Court denies abortion funding law challenge; Dissent: 'Political question' claims deserve hearing
A group of abortion foes have lost their bid to undo an Illinois law making all Illinois taxpayers foot the bill for what they say will be tens of thousands of abortions per year, as the Illinois Supreme Court refused to take up the case. Three justices, though, said the majority was wrong to let the state sidestep the challenge so easily.
Appeals court reverses ruling for ADM in trade secrets violation case vs ex-sweeteners division manager
A former employee of Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), who was sued for violating trade secrets while he operated his new business, has obtained a victory in court.
IL Supreme Court: Appeals court wrongly let ex-Normal cops off hook in man's lawsuit over murder conviction
The Illinois Supreme Court will allow a man to continue with his lawsuit against a group of downstate police detectives for allegedly helping to lead the effort to wrongly convict him of murder.
Appeals court: State agency didn't retaliate against woman who posted fliers complaining about staff parking
A state appeals panel has backed a county judge's decision pulling the plug on a lawsuit brought by a state employee who alleged she was retaliated against after posting fliers complaining of the handling of employee parking policies.