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  • Illinois to allow cameras in court: report Jan 23, 2012 9:28 PM
    The Illinois Supreme Court is expected to announce Tuesday that it will allow trial court proceedings to be filmed and tape recorded. That would be a first in the state's 194-year history.

     
  • Police must keep video even for minor cases Dec 30, 2011 3:47 PM
    The Illinois Supreme Court on Friday backed up a judge who punished the prosecution after video of a drunken driving arrest was destroyed, a decision establishing that defendants have a right to see video evidence even in misdemeanor cases.

     
  • Justice recuses himself from torture case Sep 15, 2011 6:17 PM
    Illinois Supreme Court Justice Robert Thomas has recused himself from a case involving allegations of torture by Chicago police.

     
  • State Supreme Court probes evidence in torture case Sep 15, 2011 9:59 PM
    Illinois Supreme Court justices challenged prosecutors Thursday about the strength of their evidence in the rape conviction of a man who says he was tortured into confessing by Chicago police officers. In oral arguments in a case with potentially far-reaching impact on how Illinois deals with police torture cases, prosecutors argued that the state had enough evidence to convict inmate Stanley Wrice without his confession. Wrice, now 57, claims he confessed only after being tortured by officers under the command of notorious Lt. Jon Burge 30 years ago.

     
  • State fair is an investment in farm jobs, Quinn says Aug 12, 2011 4:29 PM
    Gov. Pat Quinn opened the state fair Friday by defending the event as an investment in jobs, even if it costs the state millions. The Democrat said the festival, which has lost an average of $3.8 million a year for the past decade, educates taxpayers about the state’s leading industry, farming.

     
  • Appellate court upholds casino payout law Feb 8, 2011 11:23 PM
    A suit challenging a law requiring casinos making over $200 million a year to pay a 3% tax to horse racing tracks was dismissed by an Illinois Appealate court today.

     
  • State high-court judge could be 1st not retained Nov 2, 2010 7:31 AM
    No justice has ever not been retained during an election in the annals of Illinois Supreme Court history. There's at least a chance that could change. Thomas Kilbride is unopposed on Tuesday's ballot in a simple up-or-down vote on whether he should retain his seat, which is based in north central Illinois. He needs 60 percent to win retention to another 10-year term.

     
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