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Anyone who has fought a traffic ticket, been sued or has been divorced, knows what it’s like to stand before a judge. Not all judges are elected by voters. The state constitution gives voters the responsibility of electing circuit, appellate and...
Tribune reporterAbout 75 percent of the graves blocking a new runway under construction at O’Hare International Airport will have been removed by the end of the week, and the runway is scheduled for completion by December 2013, O’Hare expansion officials said...
Drops of blood found at the murder scene didn't match the suspect or victim in the beating death of a respected 71-year-old Waukegan appliance store owner, but the jury was told that didn't clear the alleged killer, James Edwards. A prosecutor...
Tags: Theft, Murder, North Center, Trials, Chemical Industry
Clout StreetCook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez won the expected endorsement of Democratic slatemakers Thursday despite complaints from some African-American ward leaders about what they said was her failure to reach out to the black community. The...
Tribune reportersWill County prosecutors were dealt a significant setback in the Drew Peterson case today, as an appellate court refused their request to allow critical hearsay statements at the ex-Bolingbrook police officer’s murder trial. In a divided opinion...
Tags: Murder, Politics, Trials, Drew Peterson, Illinois
Clout StreetDemocratic Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday gave a highly paid position to the daughter of the Illinois Supreme Court justice who swore him into office and a powerful Chicago alderman who was a major campaign donor. Attorney Jennifer Burke, 41, was named to...
Special to the TribuneA Lake County judge this morning ordered prosecutors to turn over the name of a man whose DNA matches blood found at the murder scene of a prominent Waukegan businessman in 1994. Prosecutors must provide the name to the attorney for another man who has...
Tags: Murder, Ohio, Chemical Industry, Lake County (Ohio), DNA
Clout StreetDemocratic Gov. Pat Quinn today said politics were “absolutely not” involved in his decision to give a high paying appointment to the daughter of an Illinois Supreme Court justice and a powerful Chicago alderman who was a major campaign donor....
When it comes to ridding our streets of impaired drivers, the Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists always shows up. In my 15 years covering suburban crime and justice, I’ve seen AAIM do everything from help victims pay their mortgages to...
Tags: Lobbying, Drunk Driving, Politics, Trials, Illinois
Tribune reporterA group of influential politicians, judges and lawyers today called on the Illinois Supreme Court to order hearings into allegations that at least 15 men remain imprisoned despite allegations they were tortured into confessing by disgraced former...
Tags: Politics, Trials, Chicago, Richard M. Daley, Illinois
Clout StreetThe Illinois Supreme Court will release a decision Monday on the legality of a 2009 law that raised liquor taxes and legalized video poker around the state, the high court said today. Supreme Court spokesman Joseph Tybor said the decision is expected...
Clout StreetGov. Pat Quinn said today he’s confident the Illinois Supreme Court will uphold a law that raised liquor taxes and legalized video poker in order to pay for a statewide construction program, but warned lawmakers should be ready to return to...
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