Stories about the Illinois Supreme Court
The Illinois Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday around in part, on whether an unborn child can be considered a “victim” of murder and, more broadly, whether it can be considered an “individual” under state law.
State Supreme Court Judge Mary Kay O'Brien speaks to JJC audience about being a farm girl in the legal world.
Will County's chief judge had requested a judge in another judicial circuit be assigned to a former Joliet city council member's defamation lawsuit case against the outgoing mayor and inspector general.
People who’ve been subject to fingerprinting, face or retinal scans as either employees or customers of Illinois companies have five years to file lawsuits if they believe the business violated a stringent state privacy law, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled this week.
An appeal to the Illinois Supreme Court regarding the constitutionality of a state law that would end cash bail appears to be at least two months away from resolution under a new timeline approved by the court Thursday.
The much debated SAFE-T Act will not take effect anywhere in Illinois on Jan. 1 after a state Supreme Court order issued Saturday.
I always pay close attention to the elections for the Supreme Court of Illinois—one of the three co-equal branches of Illinois’ Government.
The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a lawsuit filed by two former Democratic state legislators who sued for back pay they believed they were due for raises that they voted against while in office.
Advocates and supporters of public waterways say they are concerned about the implications that a recent Illinois Supreme Court decision could have on access to DuPage and Kishwaukee rivers in northern Illinois.
Lisa Holder White was sworn in Thursday as the first Black woman to serve on the Illinois Supreme Court.
The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that the public has no right to boat, fish or swim in small rivers that flow across private property, but two justices are urging the General Assembly to change that law.
In a 4-3 decision with a blistering dissent from the Republican minority, the Illinois Supreme Court declined to rule on a question of whether Illinois’ Firearm Owners Identification Act is unconstitutional
The Illinois Supreme Court appointed Lake in the Hills-based attorney Heather Kroencke to the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism.
Republican Illinois Supreme Court Justice Rita Garman announced on Monday that she will retire July 7, marking the end of a long legal career that has included 48 years as a jurist.
Richard Dent won’t be able to learn the names of the people who accused him of sexual harassment and drunken disorderly conduct in 2018, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled last week.