Illinois Supreme Court http://peoriapublicradio.org en Illinois Supreme Court not in a hurry to limit legislators’ terms http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/illinois-supreme-court-not-hurry-limit-legislators-terms <div>An effort to institute term limits in Illinois has hit a major road block. &nbsp;The state Supreme Court says it will not rush to hear the case.&nbsp;</div><div> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 22:38:47 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 26648 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Illinois Supreme Court not in a hurry to limit legislators’ terms IL Supreme Court rules in favor of Burge's pension http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-supreme-court-rules-favor-burges-pension <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Illinois Supreme Court says former Commander Jon </span>Burge<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> can keep receiving almost 4 thousand dollars a month from the Chicago police pension fund.&nbsp;</span></div><p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 21:52:42 +0000 Patrick Smith 25918 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IL Supreme Court rules in favor of Burge's pension Il Supreme Court decision puts pension overhaul in doubt http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-supreme-court-decision-puts-pension-overhaul-doubt <div>The Illinois Supreme Court says the free health insurance enjoyed by state retirees is protected by the Illinois Constitution. As IPR's Brian Mackey reports, the opinion could have significant implications for Illinois’ hugely underfunded pension system.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois used to pay the health insurance premiums for retirees with 20 years of service. But as of last year, those former workers had to chip in.</span></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 18:25:11 +0000 Brian Mackey 25893 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Il Supreme Court decision puts pension overhaul in doubt IL Supreme Court allows disgraced Chicago Police Commander to keep pension http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-supreme-court-allows-disgraced-chicago-police-commander-keep-pension <div>Disgraced&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">former Chicago Police Commander Jon </span>Burge<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> gets to keep his police pension. T</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">hat’s&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">thanks to an Illinois Supreme Court decision that came down Thursday.&nbsp;</span></div><div> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 16:39:06 +0000 Patrick Smith 25886 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IL Supreme Court allows disgraced Chicago Police Commander to keep pension Il Supreme Court hears red light cameras case http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-supreme-court-hears-red-light-cameras-case <div>A court case challenging Chicago’s red light cameras is now in the hands of the Illinois Supreme Court. IPR'S<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Tony Arnold reports on what’s at stake with the case.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The challengers to Chicago’s red light cameras say the city jumped the gun.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Attorneys say the city didn’t have prior approval from state officials before installing the cameras. The cameras </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">take photos of drivers running through red lights or illegally turning right on red. Tickets are then mailed to offenders.</span></p></div><div> Wed, 21 May 2014 19:27:34 +0000 Tony Arnold 23677 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Il Supreme Court hears red light cameras case Il Supreme Court to hear arguments in Ottawa http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-supreme-court-hear-arguments-ottawa <div>Illinois Supreme Court Justices are packing their robes and gavels and&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">heading west. For only the second time since 1897 the state’s high court will&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">hear oral arguments somewhere other than Springfield or Chicago. The court&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">will convene to hear two cases Wednesday in Ottawa. Illinois Public Radio’s&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Brian O’Keefe spoke with Supreme Court spokesman Joe </span>Tybor<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Tue, 20 May 2014 11:52:49 +0000 Brian O'Keefe 23583 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Il Supreme Court to hear arguments in Ottawa Deal reached on university pensions http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/deal-reached-university-pensions <div>Even as a broad coalition of unions seeks to prevent any of the pension law from taking effect next month, a new agreement would prevent parts of it from being implemented.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">It mostly affects university and community college employees nearing the end of their careers.</span></div><p> Tue, 13 May 2014 12:06:58 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 23223 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Deal reached on university pensions Illinois Supreme Court rules on what can land juvenile offenders in prison http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/illinois-supreme-court-rules-what-can-land-juvenile-offenders-prison <div>The Illinois Supreme Court says a teenager was improperly locked up for underage consumption of alcohol. As IPR&#39;S Brian Mackey reports, the case began with a 14-year-old drinking in Champaign County.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The girl known in court documents as Shelby R. was in a lot of trouble. Shortly after Christmas 2009, she was arrested for attacking family members and underage drinking.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The assault charges were dropped, Shelby pleaded guilty to drinking, and was sentenced to probation. But when she later failed a drug test, a judge revoked her probation and sent her to juvenile prison instead.</span></p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 11:43:56 +0000 Brian Mackey 12671 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Illinois Supreme Court rules on what can land juvenile offenders in prison Il Supreme Court rules on parental notification law http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-supreme-court-rules-parental-notification-law <div>The Illinois Supreme Court Thursday upheld a law that requires young women to notify their parents before getting an abortion. As IPR'S Brian Mackey reports, the decision ends a legal fight that goes all the way back to the 1990s.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For the first time since the law passed nearly two decades ago, women 17 and younger who want to have an abortion will have to get their parents' permission.</span></p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 11:47:39 +0000 Brian Mackey 8747 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Il Supreme Court rules on parental notification law Il S.C. rule making it easier for military personnel spouses to get a law license goes into effect http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-sc-rule-making-it-easier-military-personnel-spouses-get-law-license-goes-effect <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week, a new Illinois Supreme Court rule took effect that's intended to make it easier for spouses of military personnel to get a law license. IPR'S Brian Mackey has more.</span></p><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Angela Allen practices law in Chicago and, with a husband in the Illinois National Guard, she's one of about 800 members of the Military Spouse J.D. Network.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Allen says the job market for lawyers is tough enough as it is, but with the frequent transfers that are a part of military life, she says the time and expense of getting a new state law license made it even harder on the lawyer-spouses.</span></div><div> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 11:15:54 +0000 Brian Mackey 8380 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Il S.C. rule making it easier for military personnel spouses to get a law license goes into effect