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The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday sided with Attorney General Lisa Madigan in her battle to refuse a taxpayer-funded defense for a former downstate prosecutor accused of wrongfully prosecuting two men in a murder case. The ruling, authored by...
Tags: Insurance, Lawyers, Anne M. Burke, Lisa Madigan, Murder
This story was reported in collaboration with Medill Watchdog, a project at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, and WGN-TV, with producer Marsha Bartel and reporter Mark Suppelsa contributing. Medill Watchdog can be found at...
Clout StreetA group of self-styled reform aldermen said Thursday they want to help Mayor Rahm Emanuel live up to his campaign pledge to give the city’s top corruption buster unfettered access to city documents, though it’s unclear whether the push will...
After moving to Lake County in 2009, real estate broker Michael Carbone made friends by trying to save them money. "I started going around, door-to-door, helping my neighbors fight their property tax bills," said Carbone, now a member of District 46...
Q: Our condominium unit faces the roof of an adjacent condominium building that leases a portion of its roof for cellphone equipment and antennas. It seems every time I look out my window, new equipment is added without any notice to surrounding...
Special to the TribuneDuPage County prosecutors asked a judge Monday to allow a wide variety of trial testimony they say will show how a Willow Springs man acted like an underworld big shot to convince a friend to carry out the triple murder of a Darien family. In a four-...
Tags: Murder, Darien (DuPage, Illinois), Shootings, Judges, Lawyers
RedEyeMSNBC Docs will shine its spotlight on human trafficking in Chicago in a new special, "Sex Slaves: Windy City." The special airs at 9 p.m. April 7 CT as part of the investigative series, hosted by the "Today" show's Natalie Morales, that explores the...
Downers Grove officials opted to appeal a recent court ruling awarding disability payments to a former firefighter whose knee injury forced him off the job four years ago. The village's Fire Department Pension Board decided to file an appeal with the...
J.F.'s marriage was crumbling in 2010, but he didn't want that public. J.F. is a well-known Chicago politician, and when he and his wife ended up in divorce court, he asked that their names be kept secret to avoid a “media frenzy.” Despite...
Tribune reporterThe state’s highest court today dealt city Inspector General Joseph Ferguson a setback in his legal battle to get unfettered access to city documents. In a ruling released this morning, the Illinois Supreme Court unanimously ruled that Ferguson&...
Tags: Judges, Labor Legislation, Lawyers, Laws, Career and Workplace
Change of SubjectFrom Hal Dardick's story: Candidate Emanuel said he wanted to make clear that "any efforts to block the inspector general from getting information will not be tolerated." Mayor Emanuel's top lawyer, Stephen Patton, has fought a legal battle all the......
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