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Illinois governor, sheriffs spar over semiautomatic gun law

Nine in 10 of the state's sheriffs, joining with gun-rights advocates in declaring the prohibition unconstitutional, have sworn off zealous enforcement of the law. The Illinois State Rifle Association plans to file a federal lawsuit challenging the law as early as next week.

Illinois governor, sheriffs spar over semiautomatic gun law
Illinois Politics

Pritzker takes 2nd oath as Illinois Governor

As in his first term, there seems little in his way. In the General Assembly, there seems no limit to the extent of Democratic control, and the Democrats have a majority of 5-2 in the Illinois Supreme Court.

Pritzker takes 2nd oath as Illinois Governor
Law

Illinois Supreme Court halts elimination of cash bail

The high court said in Saturday's order that the stay was needed to “maintain consistent pretrial procedures throughout Illinois” as the court prepares to hear arguments on the matter.

Illinois Supreme Court halts elimination of cash bail
Illinois Politics

Prosecutors file emergency motion to suspend SAFE-T Act statewide until ILSC can rule on pretrial release

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Kane County State’s Attorney Jamie Mosser filed an emergency motion to the Illinois Supreme Court on Friday asking for a statewide suspension of the enforcement of the controversial SAFE-T Act legislation set to go into effect on Sunday.

Prosecutors file emergency motion to suspend SAFE-T Act statewide until ILSC can rule on pretrial release
Illinois Politics

Critics expect chaos under Illinois bail ban despite ruling

House Republicans on Thursday urged Democrats who approved the plan nearly two years ago to halt and fix the so-called Pretrial Fairness Act that's part of an expansive criminal justice overhaul, after Kankakee County Judge Thomas Cunnington overturned the law.

Critics expect chaos under Illinois bail ban despite ruling
Illinois Politics

Kankakee County Judge rules portions of Illinois SAFE-T Act unconstitutional

Illinois' controversial SAFE-T Act was scheduled to go into effect statewide on January 1, 2023, but now will be suspended in the 65 Illinois counties who participated in the consolidated lawsuit against Gov. J.B. Pritzker's administration and the other legislative leaders named in the suit.

Kankakee County Judge rules portions of Illinois SAFE-T Act unconstitutional
Politics

Chicago-based election nonprofit that drew GOP ire in 2020 renews grants

The Chicago-based Center for Tech and Civic Life has released only general details about how much money each office will receive but the money comes with almost no restrictions and conservative groups have criticized the private funding of elections.

Chicago-based election nonprofit that drew GOP ire in 2020 renews grants
Politics

Illinois Republicans pick Bailey to take on Pritzker

Illinois Republicans on Tuesday chose conservative state Sen. Darren Bailey to take on Gov. J.B. Pritzker in the 2022 Illinois Gubernatorial Election in November.

Illinois Republicans pick Bailey to take on Pritzker
Politics

Illinois Gov. Pritzker wins Dem nomination to seek 2nd term

As expected, Illinois Governor Pritzker easily wins Democrat nomination to seek 2nd term.

Illinois Gov. Pritzker wins Dem nomination to seek 2nd term
Politics

Illinois Republicans to pick nominee to face Gov. Pritzker today

Illinois Republicans on Tuesday will choose a nominee to take on Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker, a billionaire who has spent millions trying to get the rival he wants and increase his already sizable advantage in the state this fall.

Illinois Republicans to pick nominee to face Gov. Pritzker today