As federal investigators move forward with multiple probes into alleged public corruption in Illinois, mystery abounds.
While it's unclear when the Illinois Supreme Court will address the issue of car searches in an era of legal possession of small amounts of marijuana, the Colorado Supreme Court has already concluded that 'the odor of marijuana is suggestive of criminal activity.'
It ain’t over till it’s over, as shown by a recent First District appellate court decision that revived a lawsuit involving the 1982 case.
Although unimpressed with Paul Frye's style, a three-judge panel dismissed a sex-discrimination lawsuit that former players filed against Frye and other school officials for his use of 'crude and vulgar' language in motivating his players.
In a sense, well-off states become more well off because of the kind of people they attract. That’s because movers aren’t just bringing themselves and their families, but their socio-economic status.
The people of Champaign County could have told Congress that Prohibition wouldn’t work, that the public wouldn’t obey the law and would find all sorts of clever ways around it.
The Illinois House speaker — owing to a variety of pending criminal investigations and some unappetizing disclosures related to a close associate — has become a punching bag of sorts.
This was far more than a big campus turnout overwhelming the rest of town, yet that perception persists on social media and elsewhere.
U.S. Supreme Court opinions are the judicial equivalent of thunderbolts hurled down from Mt. Olympus — fiery missives that can land just about anywhere with significant consequences. Ten days ago, one hit a Champaign County courtroom.
Remember as a teen when you devised a strategy to convince your old man to let you have the family car to go on a date Saturday night? You we’re lobbying, trying to get what you wanted. We’re all lobbyists.
'I felt very attached to him very quickly,' said Tori Worthen, who adopted him on New Year's Eve after having helped treat him at the UI's Small Animal Clinic earlier in the month. 'I just wanted to see him have a great life.'
Illinois’ child-protection agency issued a 384-page report this week that revealed in excruciating detail what already was obvious: State child-protection workers fail too often and at too high a cost.
An opinion from a California federal judge last week ruled that a woman contemplating litigation against the maker of Diet Dr Pepper would have been better served by consulting a lexicographer than a lawyer.
Politicians like J.B. Pritzker occupy special places on the planet where the things they either say or don’t say are explained away by their public-relations representatives.
After the county publishes its 'truth in taxation notice' in the paper every fall and you get your tax bill and do the calculation, it turns out that your rate hasn’t gone up as much as advertised. What’s going on here?
In a recent column, I noted that most, not all, downstate school districts perform below statewide averages on 11th-grade English and math tests.
This time of year is known for the making of New Year’s resolutions. I admit that I have never been big on this concept. It is not because I fail to recognize the need for taking stock and committing to self-improvement. I just do not want to limit the process to January.
While the state of Illinois was too strapped to pay its bills, a Chicago-area university spent more than $1.5 million to continue to pay the salaries of 33 terminated employees who did little or no work.
Different from Lake Wobegon, where all the youngsters are above average, most downstate Illinois schools perform below the statewide averages on achievement tests. I write not to criticize, but to evaluate, and to explore what might be done to boost achievement.
Last week, a state appeals court — for the second time — dismissed Alan Beaman's malicious-prosecution lawsuit against the city of Normal and several of its police officers.