President Donald Trump, and his Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Alex Brandon/AP

July 09, 2018

Trump Picks Kavanaugh For Court, Setting Up Fight With Dems

President Donald Trump chose Brett Kavanaugh, a politically connected conservative judge, for the Supreme Court Monday, setting up a ferocious confirmation battle with Democrats as he seeks to shift the nation's highest court further to the right.


U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.

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June 27, 2018

Supreme Court To Lose Its Swing Voter: Justice Anthony Kennedy To Retire

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement Wednesday, setting the stage for what promises to be an epic political battle over his replacement. A Trump nominee is likely to be far more conservative than Kennedy, who, though appointed by President Reagan, voted with the court's liberals in some key cases.


Illinois Governor  Bruce Rauner and plaintiff Mark Janus.

Andrew Harnik/AP

June 27, 2018

Supreme Court Deals Blow To Government Unions

 In a blow to organized labor, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in a case from Illinois that government workers who choose not to join a union cannot be charged for the cost of collective bargaining.


Jodi Eisenmann is one of 17 plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed against People's Gas. She spoke out about her present situation during a Mahomet Aquifer Task Force meeting on Monday in Mahomet.

Daniel Baker/Illinois Public Media

June 19, 2018

Plaintiffs In Peoples Gas Lawsuit Speak Out

Some of the 17 plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed against People’s Gas spoke out at a Mahomet Aquifer Task Force meeting on Monday in Mahomet. They asked the state advisory panel to help ensure they have clean water, after their water wells were contaminated by a gas leak.


Manlove natural gas storage field.

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June 14, 2018

Residents Affected By Gas Leak Sue Peoples Gas

Peoples Gas faces another lawsuit in connection with a natural gas leak that contaminated private water wells near Mahomet. The plaintiffs are seeking at least $50,000 each in damages, plus punitive damages against the company.


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