Veterans’ home award cap could rise twentyfold

SPRINGFIELD — In the wake of a deadly Legionnaire’s disease outbreak at a veterans’ home, a Senate panel voted to raise the maximum award for Court of Claims cases twentyfold.

April 18, 2018 | Relevance: 74%

Courthouse nursing area bill passes state Senate

SPRINGFIELD — Legislation requiring Illinois county courthouses to have a private room for nursing mothers is one step closer to becoming law.

April 13, 2018 | Relevance: 90%

Net neutrality bill gets first OK, but legal fight looms

SPRINGFIELD — Legislation that would force internet service providers operating in Illinois to adhere to net neutrality rules barely passed committee Wednesday.

April 12, 2018 | Relevance: 74%

Bill expanding who can challenge state agencies draws ire

SPRINGFIELD — Trade groups are attacking legislation that would give people directly and aversely affected by administrative decisions standing to fight the state in court.

April 4, 2018 | Relevance: 66%

Voir dire query on prostitution ruled improper

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois’ high court ruled potential jurors can be asked questions pertaining to their biases about participation in gang activities but not about sexual history.

March 28, 2018 | Relevance: 74%

State’s top court strikes clause car insurer used to deny claim

SPRINGFIELD — The car insurance policy said it wouldn’t pay out if a specific driver was behind the wheel, and it didn’t — even when the crash happened in a separate car.

March 23, 2018 | Relevance: 74%

What’s next in the race for AG?

SPRINGFIELD — With the field for attorney general whittled from 10 to two, the Democratic nominee is calling for a substantive debate on legal issues.

March 21, 2018 | Relevance: 74%

Shades of Butch, Sundance in top court bike case

A lawyer arguing before the state’s highest court likened her client’s case to the 1969 film “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.”

March 16, 2018 | Relevance: 74%

Law at the time or law now? Top court hears case

On Thursday, the state Supreme Court heard a case that hinges on whether a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit can be decided using the law as it was written when the suit was filed or if a new version of the law holds more authority.

March 16, 2018 | Relevance: 74%

Comptroller says salary measure not jab at Rauner

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois’ chief payment officer announced a transparency measure aimed at eliminating the long-standing practice of governors allocating employee salaries from the budgets of other state agencies.

March 12, 2018 | Relevance: 74%
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