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- Campaigns & Elections
A Cook County Circuit Judge has ruled the Illinois state constitution doesn’t allow state lawmakers’ pay to ever be withheld or furloughed, siding with two Democratic ex-state legislators who are demanding the state pay legislators for everything furloughed during the Great Recession, with cost-of-living increases.
- Federal Court
A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling has set the stage for a political battle over political gerrymandering and control of the redistricting process. But the decision has left Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and his fellow Democrats holding the cards.
Drivers in Illinois are paying sharply higher taxes on gas, after the state doubled the tax to pay for transportation-related projects across Illinois. But what qualifies as "transportation-related" spending? A lawsuit vs Cook County now on appeal could answer that question
Different IL A/G 'opinion' could backfire casinos' effort to block fantasy sports sites from IL sports betting market
A provision intended to use an "advisory opinion" from former Illinois Atty. Gen. Lisa Madign to keep online daily fantasy sports sites from grabbing a piece of a new legal Illinois sports betting market for three years could also penalize the casino and race track operators supporting the penalty, as they also could run afoul of a different advisory opinion, authored in 2001 by former Ill. Atty. Gen. Jim Ryan.
'Strong' court challenges likely if IL blocks FanDuel, DraftKings from legal sports betting market: Report
The state of Illinois could face a swift constitutional legal challenge should it enact legislation to legalize sports betting that includes a provision designed to block online fantasy sports giants FanDuel and Draft Kings from the market, to benefit the state’s existing casinos, according to attorneys hired by one of the fantasy sports companies.
Sterigenics court fight worries health care sector over short-, long-term impacts of effort to restrict EO use
As the court fight continues over the fate of Sterigenics’ medical device sterilization plant in Willowbrook, the company and others are working to draw attention to the health care side effects of this and possible further moves by Illinois state officials and lawmakers to further restrict access to the sterilizing agent ethylene oxide.
IL bill forcing companies to add female, African American directors contradicts IL law, constitution: Manufacturers assn
Illinois manufacturers believe a bill that would force publicly-held corporations to have at least one female and one African-American on their boards could run afoul of the Illinois Constitution and the Civil Rights Act.
Lawyer: Illinois businesses should take steps to limit BIPA liability after reform legislation fails
Businesses in Illinois should be taking steps to protect themselves against class action lawsuits after the Illinois state Senate missed a deadline to amend a state biometrics privacy law, a labor and employment attorney said.
Workers' comp bill on Pritzker's desk will expose more companies to asbestos lawsuits, attorney says
Some companies may be exposed to more asbestos lawsuits under proposed legislation now on Illinois Gov. J.B Pritzker's desk.
IL Supreme Court OKs law that allowed union lobbyist to collect teacher pension after one day in classroom
The Illinois Supreme Court says a teachers union lobbyist will be allowed to double his pension after he served as a substitute teacher for one day. The decision came over dissents from other justices on the court who said the law allowing the pension boost was merely written to benefit a handful of union employees at taxpayer expense.