The Politics Section of the Chicago Journal.
Supreme Court Chief Justice Mary Jane Theis ordered that the halt on the law be lifted 60 days after Tuesday's opinion, on Sept. 18, 2023.
“I leave now with my head held high, with my heart full, knowing that better days are ahead,” Foxx said. “And it has been my honor and my privilege on behalf of project kids across this city."
Johnson, a Cook County commissioner endorsed by the Chicago Teachers Union, won a close race over former Chicago schools CEO Paul Vallas.
The top two vote-getters in the all-Democrat but officially nonpartisan race moved to the Tuesday runoff because no candidate received over 50% of the vote.
While Madigan, 80, will feature in much of the testimony and evidence, he won't be in court. He has been indicted, but he isn't a defendant at the current trial in U.S. District Court. He isn't expected to testify either. His own trial is scheduled for next year.
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.
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.
Attorney General Kwame Raoul's office declined comment in part because it expects lawsuits over the board's unwillingness to administer the expanded program.
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.
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.