The Democratic Illinois senator was part of a group led by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., who warned the nine justices that they can expect political retaliation if they accept the case for review.
Jessica Barron was resting in her room on a June afternoon.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — It is difficult to discourage and impossible to manage Justin Amash because he, unusual among politicians, does not want much and wants nothing inordinately.
I often write about the dangers of American historical amnesia. I contend the failure to teach/learn the history of racial oppression and resistance to it are major factors in its continuation. Recently, I was thunderstruck by the contrast between how South Africa and the U.S. engage the past.
The summer of 1919 was filled with uncertainty for the people of Champaign County, who in just two years had become big fans of Chanute Field and the pioneer aviators who flew there.
What do schools owe accusers and the accused in these cases? That's a question that has raised a variety of issues, particularly as disputes run the gamut from relatively minor to extremely serious.
The recent federal indictment of the Democratic Chicago-area state senator demonstrates, once again, the lengths slippery elected officials will go to promote their public ambition while hiding their private character.
Earlier this year, liberal Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-East Moline, was blasted by uber-liberals, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., who excoriated her over her decision not to allow the committee she heads to work with any consultants or vendors who involve themselves in primary campaigns aimed at unseating House Democratic incumbents.
SANTA FE, Texas — Last week, I sat in this small Texas town and listened to a mother tell me how a gunman killed her son as he hunkered in a classroom closet.
Analysts at the FBI's Behavioral Sciences Unit conducted a massive study of 63 shooting incidents between 2000 and 2013 looking for common factors in the hope that 'there is something that can be done.'
About one-third of Kankakee residents live below the poverty line. The city is also home to one of the highest crime rates in the state.
Certain terms or phrases are commonly used in legal circles but are foreign to people not involved in the practice of law. The murder trial of O.J. Simpson provided a good example when the term “side bar” was used in the description of the proceedings. As a result of the coverage of that tri…
Gov. J.B. Pritzker recently signed legislation creating the Property Tax Relief Task Force, but Illinoisans shouldn’t expect to see lower property tax bills anytime soon.
In a scathing seven-page opinion issued Tuesday, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago upheld the dismissal of Louis Wozniak’s wrongful-termination lawsuit, finding that the longtime tenured professor in the College of Engineering created the grounds for his 2013 firing when he 'waged an extended campaign against students who did not give him an award.'
The following is a cautionary tale about getting involved in litigation. It can end up costing the winner far more than a successful lawsuit generates in money damages.
The Illinois Supreme Court recently issued a 29-page decision dissecting the pros and cons of the Jones burglary that included a vigorous dissent by Justice Mary Jane Theis, who embraced the arguments made in the past by now-retired Circuit Judge Michael Jones.
SPRINGFIELD — A few years back, I was driving through downtown St. Louis with my family when we saw a group of young people waving signs that said, “Forgive my student loans.”
'Defendants dispute that defendant Madigan uses the numerous roles he holds to influence Democrats at all levels of government,' states the Democratic House speaker’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed by election opponent Jason Gonzales.
Officers don’t want to disclose files stemming from the investigation of the murder of a U.S. senator’s daughter. But to avoid doing so, they’ll have to have a better excuse than claiming that making any of the records public will jeopardize an ongoing investigation.
WASHINGTON — The Democratic presidential circus pitches its tent in Detroit this week. It will be especially entertaining if the presidential aspirants are asked some questions like these:
Presidents can’t always pick their friends. But they certainly can pick their enemies, particularly ones of convenience as Election Day approaches.
The suit, filed by female inmates at Lincoln Correctional Center after a training session for new guards there in 2011, raises the question of to what extent inmates are entitled to privacy when it comes to physical searches of their person.
Over the past 11 months, sleuths at Office of the Executive Inspector General probed the suspected dismembering of a 'decorative wall' at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in pursuit of facts needed to bring the wrongdoers to the state’s version of justice.
SAN FRANCISCO — A 29-story office building at 123 Mission St. illustrates the policy puzzles that fester because of these facts: For centuries, tobacco has been a widely used legal consumer good that does serious and often lethal harm when used as it is intended to be used. And its harmfulne…