Daily Legal News Archive

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Why are there 3 lawsuits seeking court oversight of Chicago police reform?

Attorneys with the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois and disability rights organization Equip for Equality filed a lawsuit Wednesday to try and force federal oversight of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s promised police reforms. It is the third such suit filed in federal court in the past four months.
From: WBEZ

Illinois man could face death penalty in missing Chinese student case

The man charged with kidnapping a Chinese student at the University of Illinois may face the death penalty after new federal charges were filed, accusing him of killing her.
From: ABC57

Third parties win battle for ballot access

Political third parties in Illinois recently won a victory in court which would make it easier to get on the ballot.
From: NPR Illinois

Case dropped against Rockford man who was in prison 23 years

Prosecutors have dropped murder charges against a northern Illinois man who spent more than 23 years behind bars for a 1993 killing and armed robbery.
From: QCOnline

Is Chicago proof that gun laws don't work?

While gun violence in Chicago is high, it's not true that Chicago has the toughest gun laws in the country, as fact checkers have repeatedly found.
From: NPR

St. Peters woman overcharged bankruptcy filers, federal prosecutors say

A woman from St. Peters has been indicted in federal court here and accused of defrauding people filing for bankruptcy.
From: lcbradio.com

Chicago schools dropping lawsuit filed over state funding

Chicago Public Schools is dropping its lawsuit against the state of Illinois alleging a failure to adequately fund the district.
From: Daily Herald

Man who killed 8 in Illinois and Missouri sentenced

A man who killed six people in Illinois before killing two people in Missouri wept and begged the victims' families for forgiveness Wednesday before he was sentenced to life in prison for the Missouri deaths.
From: NBC Chicago

Illinois Supreme Court removes judge from a second case after alleged 'rolling inquisition'

The Illinois Supreme Court has removed a Chicago judge from a case after a lawyer alleged the judge had engaged in a two-year “rolling inquisition” in a desperate bid “to find a conspiracy where none exists.”
From: ABA Journal