At the turn of the New Year, county circuit court systems across Illinois are expected to take a leap into the 21st Century, as they begin to require all civil court documents to be filed electronically, under an order from the state's Supreme Court. However, the steps into the digital age may not necessarily ensure greater or easier access to otherwise public court documents in the state.
Illinois Courts Commission 'retires' Cook Co. judge who suffers from Alzheimer's, let ex-clerk hear cases
Illinois’ state judicial oversight commission has permanently removed from the bench a Cook County judge who has asserted she has Alzheimer’s disease, which contributed to her decision to allow a fomer law clerk who was running for a judgeship, but who had not yet been elected, to preside as if she was a judge over cases from the bench in her courtroom.
The Illinois Tollway has filed suit against several landholders, including Hotel Mannheim Chicago LLC, Hotel Mannheim EB-5 Lender LLC, Mehp O'Hare Operating LLC, Southwest Painting & Decorating Inc., The Edge Construction Company Inc., Midway Enterprises Inc., Mechanical Inc., Kas Electric Corporation, Clear Channel Outdoor Inc., Classic Air Inc., K Builders LLC and unknown owners and non-record claimants to acquire land for a tollway project under Illinois' eminent domain laws.
Illinois law requiring taxpayers to pay for abortions faces court challenge; no funding source ID'd, suit says
Anti-abortion groups have filed a lawsuit challenging an Illinois law that clears the way for the public funding of elective abortions beginning on Jan. 1, saying the legislation violates the Illinois state constitution's requirements that lawmakers first identify where the tens of millions of dollars will come from to pay for more than 40,000 abortions per year.