Illinois State Politics from the Chicago Journal.
Illinois ban on cash bail in hands of state's Supreme Court
Brief arguments before the Supreme Court's seven justices in Springfield on Tuesday largely centered on whether lawmakers have the authority to make such a sweeping change to pretrial procedures. The justices gave no timeline for when a decision in the case will be released.
Illinois enacts mandatory paid leave 'for any reason'
Just Maine and Nevada mandate earned paid time time off and allot employees the freedom to decide how to use it, but Illinois’ law is further reaching, unencumbered by limits based on business size.
Board skirts concealed-carry law, drafts bill to fix issues
Attorney General Kwame Raoul's office declined comment in part because it expects lawsuits over the board's unwillingness to administer the expanded program.
Rep. Darin LaHood says FBI wrongly sought surveillance info about him
At a hearing of the House Intelligence Committee, LaHood pressed FBI Director Chris Wray to acknowledge that his agency and others had at times violated the rules on the use of data collected through electronic snooping.
Retired officers angry at board's delay on gun-carry law
The ILETSB said conflicting laws render the board powerless to issue CCL's to sheriff's deputies who worked the jails or monitored courtrooms. But it waited until Jan. 11 — more than a week after the law's effective date — to seek an opinion from the attorney general as to how to proceed.
Illinois gun-ban incites challenges to legislative shortcuts
The proposal that became the weapons law was introduced more than a year ago as an Insurance Code change specifying duties and contractual obligations between a public adjuster and an insurance-coverage holder.
NRA sues over Illinois ban on semiautomatic weapons
The powerful NRA joined a parade of gun-rights activists seeking to toss out the newly minted prohibition on dozens of rapid-fire pistols and long guns, as well as large-capacity magazines or attachments.
Judge issues order blocking Illinois semiautomatic gun ban
In his ruling, Morrison cited a landmark USSC decision from last year that struck down New York state’s concealed carry law. That 6-3 ruling found that the plain text of the Second Amendment protected the right of the plaintiffs to carry firearms for self-defense.
Summary of recent cases brought by the US Attorney in Northern District of Illinois: January 15, 2023
Here is a brief summary of recent cases brought by the US Attorney in the Northern District of Illinois.
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.