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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.
New law would require landlords in Cook County, possibly elsewhere in IL, to give financial data to tax assessors
If a Democrat-sponsored bill passes in Springfield, owners of countless rental properties in Cook County and potentially elsewhere in Illinois will have to turn over the property's financial records every year to their county assessor's office for tax calculation.
Illinois workers who earn less than $15 an hour are about to get a raise. But the new law could leave many Illinois employers facing potentially crippling legal bills and court orders, should they find themselves sued by employees who claim they were shorted pay.
A Chicago federal judge has refused to allow attorneys for a failed primary challenger to Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan the chance to obtain a copy of a 2014 inspector general’s report detailing the ways Madigan wields clout and influence in Illinois, saying the contents of the report would be of no value to the ex-candidate’s lawsuit accusing Madigan of pulling strings and using underhanded tactics to undercut his candidacy.
IL Dems ask to be cut from sex harassment suit from woman who claims Madigan, others didn't protect her
Asking a federal judge to dismiss it from a lawsuit brought by a former campaign worker against several political organizations connected to Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, the Democratic Party of Illinois said it isn't liable for sexual harassment the woman said she suffered at the hands of a Madigan aide.
Illinois voters will not get a chance to weigh in on the question of whether Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and other legislative leaders in the Democratic-controlled Illinois General Assembly should continue to hold the keys to drawing the state's legislative district maps, after the leaders of the state House and Senate refused to call a vote for a constitutional amendment designed to curtail their influence over the process.
Throughout the Chicago area, real estate investors are using condo deconversions to scoop up condo buildings in the city and suburbs to feed the continued strong market demand for rental apartments. But for those caught on the wrong end of the process, proscribed by a state law process some compare to eminent domain, few options are at their disposal other than to fight for the value of their unit in court.