lawsuit http://peoriapublicradio.org en ACLU suing City of Peoria following Twitter controversy http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/aclu-suing-city-peoria-following-twitter-controversy <p>The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the City of Peoria on behalf of a 29-year-old Peoria resident. The ACLU says the City violated the First and Fourth Amendment rights of Jon Daniel, the creator of the @peoriamayor Twitter account. Peoria police raided Daniel’s home in April, seized electronic devices and detained the roommates at the residence to find the author of the Twitter account. The Illinois ACLU is announcing the lawsuit later this morning.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 05:02:00 +0000 Alex Rusciano 24759 at http://peoriapublicradio.org ACLU suing City of Peoria following Twitter controversy Attorneys for Illinois officials defend pension law http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/attorneys-illinois-officials-defend-pension-law <div>Attorneys for Illinois officials are defending controversial legislation cutting the retirement benefits of state employees.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Unions representing those workers sued.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">They’re saying the pension changes are unconstitutional.</span></div><p> Fri, 16 May 2014 11:43:57 +0000 Tony Arnold 23401 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Attorneys for Illinois officials defend pension law Lawsuit alleges Rutherford sexually assaulted ex-employee http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/lawsuit-alleges-rutherford-sexually-assaulted-ex-employee <p>A lawsuit has been filed Monday against Dan Rutherford- Illinois’ Treasurer and a Republican candidate for governor.&nbsp; A warning to sensitive listeners - the suit includes allegations of sexual assault leveled by a former employee.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 21:08:25 +0000 Tony Arnold 18768 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Lawsuit alleges Rutherford sexually assaulted ex-employee Unions suing to overturn state pension overhaul http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/unions-suing-overturn-state-pension-overhaul <div>A group of Illinois’ biggest public worker unions are now suing to overturn the state’s controversial new pension law. &nbsp;A coalition of labor groups says it stands for more than 620,000 state workers.</div><p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 06:27:38 +0000 Alex Keefe 18190 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Unions suing to overturn state pension overhaul How much will pension fix save Illinois? http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/how-much-will-pension-fix-save-illinois <div>Illinois' new pension law is under scrutiny on multiple levels. There are several lawsuits from people facing reduced retirement benefits … and now there's question over just how much money it will save.&nbsp;</div><p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 22:23:20 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 18120 at http://peoriapublicradio.org How much will pension fix save Illinois? Pension lawsuit process could take years http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/pension-lawsuit-process-could-take-years <p>Several state employee unions are expected to file a lawsuit right after Governor Pat Quinn signs legislation aimed at fixing Illinois’ pension crisis. &nbsp;A University of Illinois law professor says that action will start a process that could last as long as two years. &nbsp;John Colombo says any decisions will ultimately come from the state’s Supreme Court… but the process has to start in circuit court. &nbsp;He expects unions to seek an injunction that would keep the reform plan from taking effect while the legal process plays out. &nbsp;Colombo says a circuit court may or may not grant the injunction… but he says it would be hard to reverse a pension plan once it’s already in effect.</p><p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 19:00:40 +0000 Jeff Bossert 15899 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Pension lawsuit process could take years IL Same-sex marriage lawsuit moves forward http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-same-sex-marriage-lawsuit-moves-forward <p></p><div>A lawsuit aiming to legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois is moving forward. &nbsp;IPR&rsquo;s Tony Arnold reports.</div><p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 21:34:47 +0000 Tony Arnold 12599 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IL Same-sex marriage lawsuit moves forward Judge agrees to hear suit over legislative pay http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/judge-agrees-hear-suit-over-legislative-pay <div>Illinois lawmakers will likely have to miss at least one more paycheck.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Cook County judge Tuesday agreed to hear oral arguments next month over the veto of legislative pay.</span></div><div> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 18:55:35 +0000 Tony Arnold 10003 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Judge agrees to hear suit over legislative pay Illinois General Assembly sues Gov. Pat Quinn http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/illinois-general-assembly-sues-gov-pat-quinn <p></p><p>The leaders of the Illinois General Assembly have sued Governor Pat Quinn over his veto of lawmakers' salaries. As IPR’s Brian Mackey reports, the leaders say they're trying to protect the independence of the legislature:</p><p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 20:51:10 +0000 Brian Mackey 9660 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Illinois General Assembly sues Gov. Pat Quinn