The passing of Illinois’ same-sex marriage law meant a number of celebrations among couples awaiting the day, but a lot of questions persist. One advocacy group is holding a series of forums, including one in Champaign Wednesday, to help explain the law.
Last week marked the 80th anniversary of the repeal of prohibition. But the effort that was launched in the Champaign area started long before the 18th Amendment became law.
Several state employee unions are expected to file a lawsuit contesting Illinois' new pension measure.
A major overhaul of Illinois’ pension systems is now law.
While lawyers dismantle many restrictions on political money, the rules affecting Morning Edition and Downton Abbey still stand tall. A federal court in San Francisco says public radio and TV stations cannot carry paid political ads.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to take up a case challenging a New York state law requiring online companies to collect state sales taxes, just like brick and mortar stores do. The Illinois Supreme Court recently rejected a similar tax law in the state.
The start of same-sex marriages in Illinois next year could create some challenges for those seeking to end them later.
Illinois is now the 16th state to allow same-sex marriage.
In an agreement settling many U.S. claims over its sale of troubled mortgages, JPMorgan Chase will pay a record $13 billion, in a deal announced by the Justice Department Tuesday.
The House has approved a Republican-sponsored bill that would allow insurance companies to continue offering policies that would be canceled because they don't meet the standards of the Affordable Care Act.