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SaukValley.com
Local lawmakers haven't given up on Fair MapsThe Illinois Supreme Court, in a 4-3 decision handed down Thursday, affirmed th
Local lawmakers haven't given up on Fair Maps
SaukValley.com / Posted 5 hours ago
The Illinois Supreme Court, in a 4-3 decision handed down Thursday, affirmed the ruling by a Cook County judge who determined the ballot initiative seeking to give legislative mapmaking power to an independent commission instead of lawmakers was... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Jim Dey: Tyranny enshrinedkicked in the teeth, sometimes the only thing they can do about it is complain.
Jim Dey: Tyranny enshrined
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 19 hours ago
kicked in the teeth, sometimes the only thing they can do about it is complain. Last week, the Democratic majority on the Illinois Supreme Court kicked the voters of this state in the teeth by striking down the proposed Independent Map Amendment... Read more
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Northwest Herald
System rigged against votersparty could stay in power, and basically select their own voters, which is the
System rigged against voters
Northwest Herald / Posted 19 hours ago
party could stay in power, and basically select their own voters, which is the reverse of how things should work. The Illinois Supreme Court last week allowed the redistricting process to remain rigged by effectively killing a voter-led... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Referendums and a constitutional amendment await McHenry County votersare approved by either three-fifths of those voting on the amendment or a major
Referendums and a constitutional amendment await McHenry County voters
Northwest Herald / Posted 19 hours ago
are approved by either three-fifths of those voting on the amendment or a majority of those voting in the election. The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a proposed referendum to reform the redistricting process in Illinois by... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Quincy boy granted his wishredistricting referendum won't appear on ballotIllinois redistricting referendu
Quincy boy granted his wish
WGEM Quincy / Posted yesterday
redistricting referendum won't appear on ballotIllinois redistricting referendum won't appear on ballot The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled a voter referendum seeking to change the system Illinois uses to draw political boundaries... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Crazy political mapping in need of a national remedyon whether to vastly diminish the role of politics in drawing of their politica
Crazy political mapping in need of a national remedy
Chicago Tribune / Posted yesterday
on whether to vastly diminish the role of politics in drawing of their political maps. On Thursday, a 4-3 majority of the Illinois Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling that a measure that would take mapmaking powers away from party officials... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Structure Fire at old lumber yard in Quincyredistricting referendum won't appear on ballotIllinois redistricting referendu
Structure Fire at old lumber yard in Quincy
WGEM Quincy / Posted yesterday
redistricting referendum won't appear on ballotIllinois redistricting referendum won't appear on ballot The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled a voter referendum seeking to change the system Illinois uses to draw political boundaries... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Statehouse Insider: Do we have to put all of that money into pensions?a court challenge. But it’s always worth noting that until the seven people (or
Statehouse Insider: Do we have to put all of that money into pensions?
Peoria Journal Star / Posted yesterday
a court challenge. But it’s always worth noting that until the seven people (or at least four of them) who sit on the Illinois Supreme Court share that opinion, it ain’t soup. You can contact Doug Finke at doug.finke@sj-r.com, 788-1527 or... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Community Answers Keokuk Boy's Call for Cleanupredistricting referendum won't appear on ballotIllinois redistricting referendu
Community Answers Keokuk Boy's Call for Cleanup
WGEM Quincy / Posted yesterday
redistricting referendum won't appear on ballotIllinois redistricting referendum won't appear on ballot The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled a voter referendum seeking to change the system Illinois uses to draw political boundaries... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
State's top court lets electoral system remain riggedtheir party can stay in power, and basically select their own voters – which is
State's top court lets electoral system remain rigged
Daily Chronicle / Posted 2 days ago
their party can stay in power, and basically select their own voters – which is the reverse of how things should work. The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday allowed the redistricting process to remain rigged by effectively killing a voter-led... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
More than 100 rodeo competitors performing in Adams Countyredistricting referendum won't appear on ballotIllinois redistricting referendu
More than 100 rodeo competitors performing in Adams County
WGEM Quincy / Posted 2 days ago
redistricting referendum won't appear on ballotIllinois redistricting referendum won't appear on ballot The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled a voter referendum seeking to change the system Illinois uses to draw political boundaries... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Blues in the District wraps up for the seasonredistricting referendum won't appear on ballotIllinois redistricting referendu
Blues in the District wraps up for the season
WGEM Quincy / Posted 2 days ago
redistricting referendum won't appear on ballotIllinois redistricting referendum won't appear on ballot The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled a voter referendum seeking to change the system Illinois uses to draw political boundaries... Read more
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WGN Radio Chicago
The Download’s Week That Wassaying he can fix Chicago violence in a week, Hillary Clinton emails, the Earth
The Download’s Week That Was
WGN Radio Chicago / Posted 2 days ago
saying he can fix Chicago violence in a week, Hillary Clinton emails, the Earthquake in Italy, flooding in Louisiana, the Illinois Supreme Court blocking redistricting reform, the couple that moved out of Edgewater after one day, Ryan Lochte... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Flash flooding in the Tri-Statesredistricting referendum won't appear on ballotIllinois redistricting referendu
Flash flooding in the Tri-States
WGEM Quincy / Posted 2 days ago
redistricting referendum won't appear on ballotIllinois redistricting referendum won't appear on ballot The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled a voter referendum seeking to change the system Illinois uses to draw political boundaries... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Legal battle over Crystal Lake's giant bleachers prompts new state lawand the ensuing lawsuit — pitting some of the neighboring homeowners and the ci
Legal battle over Crystal Lake's giant bleachers prompts new state law
Chicago Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
and the ensuing lawsuit — pitting some of the neighboring homeowners and the city against the school district — went to the Illinois Supreme Court. The school district lost at every stage of the legal battle but kept appealing, arguing that it was... Read more
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Reuters
Illinois governor urges 2018 vote on 'rigged' political mapmakingpower away from that machine, and we can do it with political reform." Rauner'
Illinois governor urges 2018 vote on 'rigged' political mapmaking
Reuters / Posted 2 days ago
power away from that machine, and we can do it with political reform." Rauner's comments came less than 24 hours after the Illinois Supreme Court ruled 4-3 to uphold a lower court ruling that would keep in place the once-a-decade,... Read more
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Daily Herald
Rauner: Political mapping system 'rigged'renewed his push for lawmakers to change the way Illinois draws its political b
Rauner: Political mapping system 'rigged'
Daily Herald / Posted 2 days ago
renewed his push for lawmakers to change the way Illinois draws its political boundaries. He made the comments after the Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday rejected an effort to put a question on the November ballot in an attempt to make such a... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Illinois redistricting referendum won't appear on ballotCHICAGO (AP) - The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled a voter referendum seeking
Illinois redistricting referendum won't appear on ballot
WGEM Quincy / Posted 2 days ago
CHICAGO (AP) - The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled a voter referendum seeking to change the system Illinois uses to draw political boundaries is unconstitutional, meaning it can't appear on the November ballot. The ruling Thursday affirms a Cook... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Readers react: Illinois Supreme Court shoots down redistricting reformin 1970. Two delegates to the rewrite in 1970 were none other than Madigan and
Readers react: Illinois Supreme Court shoots down redistricting reform
Chicago Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
in 1970. Two delegates to the rewrite in 1970 were none other than Madigan and Richard M. Daley. The decision in the Illinois Supreme Court was a close 4-3. The Democratic Party, which Madigan leads with an iron fist, has a major input into... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Illinois redistricting referendum won't appear on November ballotCHICAGO (AP) — A divided Illinois Supreme Court narrowly ruled Thursday that a
Illinois redistricting referendum won't appear on November ballot
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 2 days ago
CHICAGO (AP) — A divided Illinois Supreme Court narrowly ruled Thursday that a voter referendum seeking to change how Illinois draws political boundaries is unconstitutional, making it ineligible to appear on the November ballot. The high court, in... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Partisan court blocks Independent Map AmendmentCHICAGO — A divided Illinois Supreme Court narrowly ruled Thursday that a voter
Partisan court blocks Independent Map Amendment
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
CHICAGO — A divided Illinois Supreme Court narrowly ruled Thursday that a voter referendum seeking to change how Illinois draws political boundaries is unconstitutional, making it ineligible to appear on the November ballot. The high court, in a 4-3... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Supreme Court's Democratic majority sides with Madigan on redistricting. Surprise!Illinois Supreme Court Justice Robert Thomas had some choice words for four col
Supreme Court's Democratic majority sides with Madigan on redistricting. Surprise!
Chicago Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
Illinois Supreme Court Justice Robert Thomas had some choice words for four colleagues who joined in a ruling that knocked a citizen-driven redistricting amendment off the Nov. 8 ballot: "The Illinois Constitution is meant to prevent tyranny, not to... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
Illinois redistricting referendum won't appear on November ballotCHICAGO (AP) — A divided Illinois Supreme Court narrowly ruled Thursday that a
Illinois redistricting referendum won't appear on November ballot
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 2 days ago
CHICAGO (AP) — A divided Illinois Supreme Court narrowly ruled Thursday that a voter referendum seeking to change how Illinois draws political boundaries is unconstitutional, making it ineligible to appear on the November ballot. The high court, in... Read more
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The Hill
Illinois court blocks redistricting reformThe Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a measure that would reform the
Illinois court blocks redistricting reform
The Hill / Posted 2 days ago
The Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a measure that would reform the way the state's legislative district lines are drawn is ineligible for the November ballot. The court voted along party lines to uphold a Cook County judge's decision... Read more
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Daily Herald
Elgin cleric pleads guilty to sex abusefor his guilty plea to sexually abusing a student and office manager at the Isl
Elgin cleric pleads guilty to sex abuse
Daily Herald / Posted 2 days ago
for his guilty plea to sexually abusing a student and office manager at the Islamic school he founded. Full story. The Illinois Supreme Court ruled 4-3 Thursday that a proposed referendum that sought to change the way Illinois draws political... Read more
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FOX 2 News St. Louis
Illinois redistricting referendum won’t appear on ballotCHICAGO (AP) – The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled a voter referendum seeking
Illinois redistricting referendum won’t appear on ballot
FOX 2 News St. Louis / Posted 2 days ago
CHICAGO (AP) – The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled a voter referendum seeking to change the system Illinois uses to draw political boundaries is unconstitutional, meaning it can’t appear on the November ballot. The ruling Thursday affirms a Cook... Read more
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Daily Herald
Illinois redistricting referendum won't appear on ballotCHICAGO -- A divided Illinois Supreme Court narrowly ruled Thursday that a vote
Illinois redistricting referendum won't appear on ballot
Daily Herald / Posted 3 days ago
CHICAGO -- A divided Illinois Supreme Court narrowly ruled Thursday that a voter referendum seeking to change how Illinois draws political boundaries is unconstitutional, making it ineligible to appear on the November ballot. The high court, in a... Read more
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The Journal-Standard
Illinois Supreme Court blocks fair map referendumCHICAGO — The Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a voter referendum see
Illinois Supreme Court blocks fair map referendum
The Journal-Standard / Posted 3 days ago
CHICAGO — The Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a voter referendum seeking to change the system Illinois uses to draw political boundaries is unconstitutional, making it ineligible to appear on the November ballot.The 4-3 decision, which... Read more
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5KSDK St. Louis
Illinois redistricting referendum won't appear on ballotCHICAGO (AP) - The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled a voter referendum seeking
Illinois redistricting referendum won't appear on ballot
5KSDK St. Louis / Posted 3 days ago
CHICAGO (AP) - The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled a voter referendum seeking to change the system Illinois uses to draw political boundaries is unconstitutional, meaning it can't appear on the November ballot. The ruling Thursday affirms a Cook... Read more
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Daily Herald
State redistricting referendum won't be on November ballotCHICAGO -- The Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a voter referendum se
State redistricting referendum won't be on November ballot
Daily Herald / Posted 3 days ago
CHICAGO -- The Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a voter referendum seeking to change the system Illinois uses to draw political boundaries is unconstitutional, making it ineligible to appear on the November ballot. The 4-3 decision, which... Read more
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Brandon Sun
Illinois redistricting referendum won't appear on ballotCHICAGO - The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled a voter referendum seeking to ch
Illinois redistricting referendum won't appear on ballot
Brandon Sun / Posted 3 days ago
CHICAGO - The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled a voter referendum seeking to change the system Illinois uses to draw political boundaries is unconstitutional, meaning it can't appear on the November ballot. The ruling Thursday affirms a Cook County... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Time for voters to take back power from Springfield politiciansshould be assigned to do this important work, just as the Independent Map Amend
Time for voters to take back power from Springfield politicians
Chicago Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
should be assigned to do this important work, just as the Independent Map Amendment proposes. It will be up to the Illinois Supreme Court to enforce the constitution and let voters make this needed change through a citizen-initiated... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
The Independent Map Amendment matters for Illinois' healththe hands of career politicians who draw the lines in ways that benefit themsel
The Independent Map Amendment matters for Illinois' health
Chicago Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
the hands of career politicians who draw the lines in ways that benefit themselves. This ruling is being appealed to the Illinois Supreme Court, but time is of the essence. I encourage everyone to flood members of the Illinois Supreme Court with... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Sharply divided Illinois Supreme Court keeps redistricting question off fall ballotAn Illinois Supreme Court divided along party lines on Thursday kept off the No
Sharply divided Illinois Supreme Court keeps redistricting question off fall ballot
Chicago Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
An Illinois Supreme Court divided along party lines on Thursday kept off the November ballot a referendum question asking voters whether the state constitution should be amended to take much of the politics out of drawing House and Senate district... Read more
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Daily Herald
'Difficult' Elgin Tower Building sale completedby a judge, and the Second District Appellate Court affirmed the ruling. Musca
'Difficult' Elgin Tower Building sale completed
Daily Herald / Posted 3 days ago
by a judge, and the Second District Appellate Court affirmed the ruling. Muscarello is trying to appeal that to the Illinois Supreme Court. He also filed a federal lawsuit, claiming retaliation by the city, due for a status hearing Sept.... Read more
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FOX Business
Altria Group Inc.'s Biggest Win in 2016 So Farfrom plaintiffs in the case of Price v. Philip Morris. By doing so, the Supreme
Altria Group Inc.'s Biggest Win in 2016 So Far
FOX Business / Posted 3 days ago
from plaintiffs in the case of Price v. Philip Morris. By doing so, the Supreme Court left intact the decision from the Illinois Supreme Court, which had overturned a lower court's $10.1 billion verdict against the tobacco giant. The case was a... Read more
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FOX Business
Altria Group Inc.'s Biggest Win in 2016 So Farfrom plaintiffs in the case of Price v. Philip Morris. By doing so, the Supreme
Altria Group Inc.'s Biggest Win in 2016 So Far
FOX Business / Posted 3 days ago
from plaintiffs in the case of Price v. Philip Morris. By doing so, the Supreme Court left intact the decision from the Illinois Supreme Court, which had overturned a lower court's $10.1 billion verdict against the tobacco giant.More From... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Chicago's trail of tears: Potawatomi warriors' 1835 dance marked evictionof the peace for the insignificant, unincorporated hamlet of 3,265 people. He w
Chicago's trail of tears: Potawatomi warriors' 1835 dance marked eviction
Chicago Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
of the peace for the insignificant, unincorporated hamlet of 3,265 people. He would go on to serve as a member of the Illinois Supreme Court for 22 years, nine of them as chief justice. Upon his death in 1895, the Tribune described him as a... Read more
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Woodridge Reporter
Letter: Fair maps can help break down machinepicks.� This bipartisan effort is supported by the majority of both major poli
Letter: Fair maps can help break down machine
Woodridge Reporter / Posted 4 days ago
picks.� This bipartisan effort is supported by the majority of both major political parties. Let us hope and pray that the Illinois Supreme Court upholds the rights of Illinois voters granted to them by the 1970 constitution.� Ron... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Judge not: Voters, this isn't the way to fill a $188,000-year jobvote in a three-way Democratic primary, ousting the judge who'd been appointed
Judge not: Voters, this isn't the way to fill a $188,000-year job
Chicago Tribune / Posted 5 days ago
vote in a three-way Democratic primary, ousting the judge who'd been appointed to the vacant seat two years earlier by the Illinois Supreme Court. She's following the path of her mentor. Turner skipped the bar association screenings in 2002 and... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Jim Dey: State high court upholds 1979 ruling in uncommon caseLast week, the Illinois Supreme Court appeared to break some legal ground by re
Jim Dey: State high court upholds 1979 ruling in uncommon case
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 5 days ago
Last week, the Illinois Supreme Court appeared to break some legal ground by refusing to break new legal ground. It upheld its 1979 Champaign County-based ruling in a marriage case by reaffirming the principle that unmarried couples aren't entitled... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Extend media coverage policy to all countieshave proved to be a resounding success in giving the public greater insight int
Extend media coverage policy to all counties
Northwest Herald / Posted 5 days ago
have proved to be a resounding success in giving the public greater insight into what occurs at trials and hearings. As an Illinois Supreme Court spokeswoman, Bethany Krajelis, said in February, “There were no red flags in any of the instances,”... Read more
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Bureau County Republican
Extend media coverage to all courtroomshas proved to be a resounding success in giving the public greater insight into
Extend media coverage to all courtrooms
Bureau County Republican / Posted 6 days ago
has proved to be a resounding success in giving the public greater insight into what occurs at trials and hearings. As an Illinois Supreme Court spokeswoman, Bethany Krajelis, said in February, “There were no red flags in any of the instances,”... Read more
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Daily Herald
Lester: Illinois Supreme Court justice goes undercover in bond courtIllinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke sometimes goes "undercover" to watch
Lester: Illinois Supreme Court justice goes undercover in bond court
Daily Herald / Posted 6 days ago
Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke sometimes goes "undercover" to watch Cook County's bond court call and says she doesn't always like what she sees. On one occasion, she says, she was appalled to watch a woman with "obvious mental issues"... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Local college students working together to help the city they learn inQU officials say that this year they will have the largest freshman class in ov
Local college students working together to help the city they learn in
WGEM Quincy / Posted 8 days ago
QU officials say that this year they will have the largest freshman class in over a decade. Gay rights setback seen in Illinois Supreme Court rulingGay rights setback seen in Illinois Supreme Court ruling Gay rights advocates say an Illinois... Read more
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Daily Herald
District 214 approves tentative 2016-17 budgetstorage. Both projects were put off by the district during the previous budget
District 214 approves tentative 2016-17 budget
Daily Herald / Posted 8 days ago
storage. Both projects were put off by the district during the previous budget year while waiting for the outcome of an Illinois Supreme Court decision involving a Crystal Lake high school and football bleachers build without municipal approval,... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Illinois Supreme Court rejects property division for unmarried couplesMore than 35 years ago, the Illinois Supreme Court determined that common-law m
Illinois Supreme Court rejects property division for unmarried couples
Chicago Tribune / Posted 9 days ago
More than 35 years ago, the Illinois Supreme Court determined that common-law marriage would not be recognized in the state when justices ruled against a woman who sought property from a man she'd had children with, but never married. The court's... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Illinois law expands on financial exploitation of the elderlyQU officials say that this year they will have the largest freshman class in ov
Illinois law expands on financial exploitation of the elderly
WGEM Quincy / Posted 9 days ago
QU officials say that this year they will have the largest freshman class in over a decade. Gay rights setback seen in Illinois Supreme Court rulingGay rights setback seen in Illinois Supreme Court ruling Gay rights advocates say an Illinois... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Adams County Ambulance District explores option for two stationsQU officials say that this year they will have the largest freshman class in ov
Adams County Ambulance District explores option for two stations
WGEM Quincy / Posted 9 days ago
QU officials say that this year they will have the largest freshman class in over a decade. Gay rights setback seen in Illinois Supreme Court rulingGay rights setback seen in Illinois Supreme Court ruling Gay rights advocates say an Illinois... Read more
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SaukValley.com
What We Think: Extend media coverage to all courtroomshas proved to be a resounding success in giving the public greater insight into
What We Think: Extend media coverage to all courtrooms
SaukValley.com / Posted 9 days ago
has proved to be a resounding success in giving the public greater insight into what occurs at trials and hearings. As an Illinois Supreme Court spokeswoman, Bethany Krajelis, said in February, “There were no red flags in any of the instances,”... Read more
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