Mandatory paid time off: 'a strain' for Illinois business
Small business owners in Illinois say they know the importance of taking care of their workers, but some view the paid leave requirement as a government-imposed burden.
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.
Ex-prosecutors charged after probe of cop-slaying trial
One prosecutor is charged with perjury, obstruction of justice, official misconduct, and destruction of records charges. The other is charged with with multiple counts of official misconduct.
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.
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.
Senate OKs gun ban, House Dems agree with changes
The Senate plan differs slightly from the recent House-passed version, but despite initial objections from House Democrats, they're expected to approve the measure. Republicans predict the law would be overturned in court as unconstitutional.