Gov. Bruce Rauner at an AutoZone distribution facility in Danville
Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media
March 29, 2016

Rauner Expects Illinois Fair Share Case Fight To Reach U.S. Supreme Court

Gov. Bruce Rauner says a U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing labor unions to collect fees from non-members is "tragic'' and a lawsuit aimed at banning the practice in Illinois will continue. Justices divided 4-4 Tuesday in a California case over whether public workers represented by a union can be required to pay "fair share'' fees.


Jack McCullough
Illinois Department of Corrections/via Associated Press
March 29, 2016

Judge To Appoint Counsel For DeKalb County Cold Case

Jack McCullough will get a new attorney to help him pursue freedom from his conviction of murdering seven-year-old Maria Ridulph in 1957.  Last week, the DeKalb County State's Attorney said a six-month review turned up serious missteps during the investigation.


Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagjevic in 2009.
M. Spencer/Associated Press
March 28, 2016

High Court Rejects Blagojevich Appeal In Corruption Case

The U-S Supreme Court has rejected former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's appeal of his corruption convictions that included his attempt to sell the vacant Senate seat once occupied by President Barack Obama. 


Congressional candidate David Gill
Sean Powers/Illinois Public Media
March 28, 2016

David Gill Runs For Congress, This Time As An Independent

Gill, an emergency room physician from Bloomington, ran four times for the U-S House as a Democrat, but now plans to collect petition signatures to run as an independent in the 13th District.


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