The U.S. Supreme Court's new term starts Monday, and it could take up cases involving abortion, union fees, birth control coverage requirements under the Affordable Care Act, affirmative action in higher education and state voting districts.
The Illinois State Supreme Court threw out a case involving the legality of Chicago's red-light cameras after the high court failed “to secure the constitutionally required concurrence of four judges for a decision," according to the ruling announced Thursday.
A group of southern Illinoisans could learn by Friday whether their request for a preliminary injunction to block the state's fracking rules from being published will be granted by a Madison County judge.
Chicago hearing officers have invalidated more red-light tickets because of too short yellow light times under the photo enforcement program's current operator than under the city's previous vendor, a Chicago Tribune investigation revealed.
The Grassroots Collaborative on Sunday rallied in support of two men who were arrested while doing community outreach work to promote the Affordable Care Act on behalf of the organization. A Chicago police official on Sunday told the Chicago Tribune that the judge will likely dismiss the charges against the men.