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A U.S. Supreme Court police officer walks by during a voting rights rally at the Supreme Court in 2021 in Washington. High court personnel are showing up on college campuses, military bases and other venues to try to fill some of the many vacancies on the force that protects the nine justices and the court building. – AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File

Supreme Court offers bonuses, debt relief to lure police hires

Supreme Court police officers last fall staffed a table at Washington’s armory, where runners picked up their numbers and T-shirts for the Army 10-Miler road race. The officers were promoting an entirely different kind of competition, seeking to recruit new officers in a tight employment market.
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Foxx says ‘justice has been served’ by R. Kelly’s previous sex-abuse convictions

A Cook Circuit judge dismissed sex-abuse charges against R&B singer R. Kelly on Tuesday based on the recommendation of county State’s Attorney Kim Foxx.
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Concerns over prayer breakfast lead Congress to take it over

The National Prayer Breakfast, one of the most visible and long-standing events that brings religion and politics together in Washington, is splitting from the private religious group that had overseen it for decades, due to concerns the gathering had become too divisive.

Illinois high court rules 5-year limit applies to BIPA claims

The Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday that claims filed under the Biometric Information Privacy Act are subject to a five-year statute of limitations, not a period of just one year.

Family of boy shot in knee during police raid gets $12M

The family of a teen who was shot in the kneecap at age 12 during a police raid at his south suburban home will receive a $12 million settlement, his attorneys said Wednesday.

BGA can pursue transparency claim against Chicago, appellate panel rules

Local watchdog organization Better Government Association (BGA) can revive a claim accusing the Chicago City Council of violating the Illinois open meetings law, a state appellate panel held.

Chicago attorney loses appeal of $700,000 legal malpractice verdict

A Cook County verdict ordering a local attorney to pay a $700,000 judgment against him in a legal malpractice case will remain intact, a state appellate panel ruled.

Suit accusing AstraZeneca of equal pay violations tossed

A federal judge tossed a proposed collective action accusing AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals L.P. of paying its female sales employees less than their male co-workers for doing the same job.
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