* From the social service providers suing the state…
Here is the latest on the Pay Now Illinois coalition lawsuit against the State. Judge Garcia today set the next hearing date for Aug. 31 at 2pm, at which time he will hear arguments on the request for the preliminary injunction for immediate payment for the […]
* Patricia Manson at the Chicago Law Bulletin…
An attorney who represented former Illinois Gov. George H. Ryan in a bid to overturn his corruption conviction contends his client was the victim of lies told by Judge Frank H. Easterbrook of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
In a law review article posted online last week, […]
* Subscribers were told about this earlier today…
A rising star in the DuPage County Republican Party, David S. Olsen, appears to be the leading candidate to replace 81st District state Rep. Ron Sandack of Downers Grove, who has resigned his seat citing “cyber security issues.”
Olsen, 27, of Downers Grove, already serves as vice chairman of […]
* Progress Illinois…
Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Friday requiring police forces in Illinois to get a court order before using surveillance equipment to covertly scan people’s cellphone data.
The equipment in question, often called “Stingray,” acts like a cellphone tower and is typically attached to police surveillance vehicles. It can collect data secretively from nearby cellular […]
Gov. Bruce Rauner is working with the Illinois State Police on how to handle a proposal to make marijuana possession in small amounts punishable only with fines under a bill he appears poised to sign.
The legislation, which also sets a standard for what’s considered too high to drive, includes stronger provisions the Republican governor […]
* From the twitters…
Kirk, who called for the mass arrest of 18,000 African Americans, was apparently fine w/ Trump’s #StillTooRacist call for mass deportation
— Tammy Duckworth (@TammyforIL) June 8, 2016
* Politifact got all worked up about it and ruled it “False”…
Duckworth’s deputy campaign manager Matt McGrath said in an email she was referencing a […]
Gov Rauner is in Jackson County. But why isn’t he at the RNC in Cleveland? I hope to find out and share on @WSILNews pic.twitter.com/iqi6rDDTtG
— Michelle Madaras (@MichelleWSIL) July 19, 2016
* The governor’s response today…
“In terms of the convention, as I’ve been clear, I was never intending to go. Illinois has lots […]
* Peoria Journal Star…
After 15 months of investigation, the federal grand jury investigating former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock has been dismissed without indicting the Peoria Republican.
But that doesn’t mean Schock is free and clear of possible federal charges. There currently is a grand jury sitting in Springfield […]
A private fundraising campaign is approximately $4.5 million toward the estimated $15 million cost of restoring the historic Illinois Executive Mansion in Springfield, according to figures released Monday by the campaign.
The goal is to complete the work in time for the 200th anniversary of Illinois statehood […]
In Illinois, roadwork won’t grind to a halt, prisons won’t run out of food and schools will reopen on time. But the six-month stopgap budget that averts a government shutdown is only digging the state deeper into the hole.
With no agreement between Republican Governor Bruce Rauner and the Democrat-led legislature over how to raise […]