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%

Push renewed to raise age to 21 for tobacco sales

SPRINGFIELD — Legislation aimed at changing the minimum age to purchase tobacco products in Illinois has been percolating for about four years.

March 9, 2018 | Relevance: 67%

Ives seeks to bolster accusers’ rights in harassment cases

SPRINGFIELD — Republican gubernatorial challenger Jeanne Ives called for a vote on a proposed measure guaranteeing rights to people making claims of sexual harassment.

March 7, 2018 | Relevance: 67%

Lawmakers weigh early adoption of blockchain system

SPRINGFIELD — First, there was the web. Then, social media. Now, the cutting-edge technology that powers cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin could be at the heart of a third wave of digital innovation.

February 28, 2018 | Relevance: 56%

Senior drivers may get license renewal break

SPRINGFIELD — A Rockford lawmaker wants to remove an extra obstacle seniors face when renewing their driver’s licenses.

February 22, 2018 | Relevance: 74%

Proposed amendments would anchor spending to economic measurements

SPRINGFIELD — In the lead-up to new budget debates, a pair of proposed state constitution amendments would tie state government spending to measured revenue growth.

February 20, 2018 | Relevance: 56%

Rauner highlights pension changes in budget address

SPRINGFIELD — Nearly three years after the state’s top court ruled sweeping state pension changes unconstitutional, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner is digging in on the need to try again.

February 14, 2018 | Relevance: 67%

Bills aim to remove Court of Claims caps

SPRINGFIELD — On the heels of a deadly bacterial outbreak at a state veterans’ home, a pair of bills introduced in the Illinois Senate would open up Court of Claims cases to larger awards.

February 13, 2018 | Relevance: 56%
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