Voters in most of Chicago’s suburban collar counties and elsewhere in Illinois’ northwest region will have the chance to select a new Illinois Supreme Court justice in 2022, after Justice Robert R. “Bob” Thomas announced his retirement from the state's high court.
An Illinois appeals panel has upheld a DuPage County judge’s decision to dismiss a suit by an ex-Hinsdale school board member against the school, which alleged school officials schemed against the member, finding no evidence such an allegedly "nefarious plot" existed and calling the member's argument "absurd."
An Illinois appeals court has grounded an effort by suburban Bolingbrook to shoot down a suit by a group of residents, who complained expansion of a runway at the village’s airport led to increased noise over their homes, saying conflicting reports on noise levels deserve to be hashed out in court.
Court points to prominent and controversial Illinois Supreme Court decision to justify its ruling that Six Flags can't escape the lawsuit over the number of debit card digits that were printed on sale receipts at Great America.
The Illinois Supreme Court has overturned lower court rulings, which found an insurer's allegedly "ambiguous" multi-vehicle policy allowed for multiple payouts for a single traffic crash, saying the policy is not ambiguous when read as a whole.
A man who was struck by a Pace bus after he raised his cane to try to stop the bus at a stop in Lincolnwood shouldn't get any money, a state appeals panel ruled, finding a judge didn't make a mistake in stripping away his damages because a jury had found him 51 percent to blame for the accident.
A state appellate court refused to grant a mistrial in a medical malpractice case, despite the plaintiffs' contention a decision by the defendant doctor and his lawyer to come to the aid of a juror who fell ill during closing arguments colored the other jurors' perceptions of the doctor.