September 23, 2014

Chicago Mayor Wants Illinois To Reform Drug Laws

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday asked state legislators to make possession of less than 1 gram of any controlled substance a misdemeanor in Illinois and possession of less than 15 grams of marijuana a ticketable offense.


September 19, 2014

Columbia Law Prof Argues For A Salaita Lawsuit, Trustee Kennedy Defends Vote

Clarification: Katherine Franke also serves on the Board of Directors of the Center for Constitutional Rights, one of the organizations representing Steven Salaita.

A prominent law professor at Columbia University who‘s boycotting the University of Illinois after Steven Salaita’s job offer was withdrawn says he would easily win a legal case.  But University of Illinois Trustee Chris Kennedy is standing by the Board's decision.


September 18, 2014

Judge: Libertarian Candidate Can Be On Ballot

A Sangamon County judge on Thursday rejected the Republican Party's attempt to have a Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor struck from the Nov. 4 ballot.


September 05, 2014

Illinois Pension Case Might Head To Supreme Court

A court ruling barring increased health insurance premiums for state-employee retirees might speed up a decision on a separate case over Illinois' overhaul of its public pension system.


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