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Topic - Sharon Johnson Coleman
An Illinois lawmaker's attorneys say House Speaker Mike Madigan didn't personally request they seek a delay to their client's bribery trial so he could vote on a critical tax bill.
A federal judge refused on Wednesday to delay a Chicago lawmaker's bribery trial so he potentially could cast a vote to extend the Illinois income tax increase - the latest blending of public policy, politics and a corruption case in a state with a history of official wrongdoing.
Attorneys for a Chicago terrorism suspect are urging a federal appeals court to uphold a trial judge's decision to grant defense lawyers unprecedented access to secret intelligence-court records.
An ex-con who spent most of his adult life behind bars on Thursday got what he said he wanted for robbing a suburban Chicago bank. The 74-year-old gets to go back to the place he called home - prison.
A decision by a trial judge in Chicago to grant lawyers for a terrorism suspect unprecedented access to secret intelligence-court records would be a "sea change" in how such sensitive documents are handled and could end up jeopardizing national security, U.S. government attorneys argue in a hard-hitting appeal filed on Monday.
Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Tuesday told an Illinois county clerk that he and others around the state have the right to immediately issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Champaign County began issuing same-sex marriage licenses Wednesday, making it the second county to do so after a federal judge ruled Cook County gay couples did not have to wait until the state's new gay marriage law takes effect this summer.
A federal judge in Chicago has set a new trial date for a terrorist suspect as prosecutors appeal her decision granting the defense access to secret intelligence-court papers.
The Cook County clerk's office says nearly 50 same-sex couples received marriage licenses after a judge gave the OK.
A vocal opponent of gay marriage says a federal judge circumvented Illinois' political process by ruling that same-sex marriages can begin now.
Jubilant same-sex couples began lining up for marriage licenses in Chicago on Friday after a federal judge ruled there was no reason for residents of Illinois' largest county to wait until the state's new gay marriage law takes effect, a decision some hope will prompt county clerks statewide to begin issuing the documents.
The government can't keep secret its request to conduct clandestine surveillance of an accused attempted terrorist, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday in a potentially far-reaching decision that gives defense attorneys unprecedented access to records filed with a secret intelligence court.
A Chicago man who pleaded guilty to a plot to attend a Somalia training camp with the dream of becoming a suicide bomber was sentenced Tuesday to nearly 10 years in prison.
She said the date was set at the start of the year and the defense had repeatedly assured the court that date would work.
"Mr. Smith would have known what the regular (legislative) calendar was ... when the date was set," she said.