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  •  Justice Rita R. Garman

    Garman chosen as state Supreme Court chief justice Sep 12, 2013 12:00 AM
    Justice Rita Garman will be the Illinois Supreme Courtís next chief justice. The 69-year-old Danville Republicanís selection was announced Thursday by the seven-member court. She will take over Oct. 26 from Chief Justice Thomas Kilbride.

  • State Supreme Court court: Parents must be notified of teensí abortions Jul 11, 2013 12:00 AM
    Illinois joins 38 other states w/parental notification #abortion law

  • Suburban bar associations release judicial recommendations Oct 8, 2012 12:00 AM
    Several suburban bar associations release their recommendations for candidates running in Cook County for judicial election and retention.

  • Endorsement: Theis over Riley for Illinois Supreme Court justiceOct 8, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Mary Jane Theis for Illinois Supreme Court justice over Judge James G. Riley. If elected, she would continue in the seat she has held since her appointment two years ago to fill the unexpired term of Thomas Fitzgerald.

  • Bar associations release judicial recommendationsOct 2, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association and the Chicago Council of Lawers release recommendations on judicial candidates running for retention in Cook County and for candidates seeking to fill vacancies on the Illinois Supreme and Appellate courts and in the Circuit Court of Cook County, including the 11th, 12th and 13th subcircuits.

  • James Riley: Candidate ProfileSep 18, 2012 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for James Riley, running for Supreme Court 1st District (Fitzgerald)

  • Mary Jane Theis, running for Supreme Court 1st District (Fitzgerald)

    Mary Jane Theis: Candidate ProfileSep 18, 2012 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Mary Jane Theis, running for Supreme Court 1st District (Fitzgerald)

  • Quick Ďverdictí means cameras could be coming to Kane courtrooms May 6, 2012 12:00 AM
    When a committee studying whether to allow cameras in Kane County courtrooms retreated behind closed doors last week, it was a little like a jury going to deliberate. In this case, the deliberations led to a decision to move forward with plans allowing cameras and other recording devices to capture court proceedings.

  • Mary Jane Theis

    Theis prevails in Dem primary for Supreme Court Mar 21, 2012 12:00 AM
    Chicago Democrat Mary Jane Theis Tuesday garnered 189,692 votes, or more than 50 percent, prevailing in the 1st District Democratic primary for the Illinois Supreme Court, according to the Board of Elections and Cook County Clerk websites.

  • Joy Virginia Cunningham

    4 Democrats seek Supreme Court seat Mar 16, 2012 12:00 AM
    The four Democrats running this year to represent Cook County on the Illinois Supreme Court speak of the importance of maintaining decorum when deciding the states highest legal issues. But vacancies are rare and theres much at stake, so its not surprising that the primary race to fill the spot of retired Chief Justice Thomas Fitzgerald has featured ample campaign spending, television ads and polite but pointed sniping about everything from endorsements to Chicagos mayoral race.

  • For Supreme Court: Mary Jane TheisMar 5, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Daily Herald offers its endorsement in the Democratic primary for Illinois Supreme Court justice.

  •  Former Bolingbrook police sergeant Drew Peterson yells to reporters as he arrives at the Will County Courthouse in Joliet. New Illinois Supreme Court rules could allow cameras in the courtroom for his trial proceedings.

    Cook County on board for cameras in courtroom Jan 24, 2012 12:00 AM
    Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans willl opt into a new experimental program allowing cameras in trial courts for the first time in Illinois' history. Chief judges in other suburban counties are still considering whether to allow cameras.

  • Illinois to allow cameras in court: report Jan 23, 2012 12:00 AM
    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 12:00 AM
    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.

  •  Stanley Wrice has spent nearly 30 years behind bars for rape. He says Chicago police tortured him to obtain a confession.

    State Supreme Court probes evidence in torture case Sep 15, 2011 12:00 AM
    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.

  • Robert Thomas

    Justice recuses himself from torture case Sep 15, 2011 12:00 AM
    Illinois Supreme Court Justice Robert Thomas has recused himself from a case involving allegations of torture by Chicago police.

  •  Sculptor Sharon BuMann of Central Square, N.Y., sculpts the Illinois State Fair Butter Cow in its refrigerated display case in the Dairy Building Friday at the state fairgrounds in Springfield.

    State fair is an investment in farm jobs, Quinn says Aug 12, 2011 12:00 AM
    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 stateís leading industry, farming.

  • Appellate court upholds casino payout law Feb 8, 2011 12:00 AM
    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.

  • Thomas Kilbride

    State high-court judge could be 1st not retainedNov 2, 2010 12:00 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.

  • Editorial: Time is right to test cameras in courts 00010102
    DuPage County will be the first court system in the Chicago metropolitan area to allow cameras, a step long overdue for all of Illinois, a Daily Herald editorial says.

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