The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that a federal whistleblower law, enacted after the collapse of Enron Corporation, protects not just the employees of a public company, but also company contractors like lawyers, accountants, and investment funds.
Every morning, sex offenders start lining up at 6 a.m. outside the Chicago Police Department. The criminal registry office can’t handle all the offenders who show up to register, leaving them in violation of parole.
Illinois State Police officials say the first concealed carry licenses are being mailed. Officials said the first permits are being sent to new license holders Friday.
Champaign County is the second county in Illinois to start issuing marriage licenses before June 1. That’s when a state law says same-sex couples can marry.
Efforts are underway to consolidate four lawsuits challenging Illinois' new pension reform law.
A federal judge Friday has allowed same-sex couples to get married in Cook County -- starting immediately.
Before Illinois’ first concealed carry permits have even been issued, there are efforts on each side of the issue to change the measure granting them. But one East Central Illinois lawmaker said any chances for their passage are slim.
Attorney General Eric Holder has for the first time directed Justice Department employees to give same-sex married couples "full and equal recognition, to the greatest extent under the law," a move with far-ranging consequences for how such couples are treated in federal courtrooms and proceedings.
An Illinois jury has returned a record verdict of nearly $17 million in the deaths of two teenagers and the traumatic entrapment of a third worker in a grain bin in 2010, NPR's Howard Berkes reports.
Fifteen months after narrowly defeating four-time candidate David Gill, Congressman Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville) is seeking a second term.