Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts as Jill Biden holds the Bible during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, as their children Ashley and Hunter watch. – AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool

On Day One, President Biden targets policies on climate, virus

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is moving swiftly to dismantle Donald Trump’s legacy on his first day in office, signing a series of executive actions that reverse course on immigration, climate change, racial equity and the handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

Clock ran out on lame-duck session bills

SPRINGFIELD — The 101st Illinois General Assembly took historic action by passing legislation to end cash bail prior to electing a Black House Speaker for the first time in the 102nd General Assembly.

U.-Md. reaches $3.5M deal with parents of killed football player

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — The University of Maryland has agreed to a $3.5 million settlement with the parents of football player Jordan McNair, who died of heatstroke following a workout in 2018.

Challenge to state’s TRUST Act tossed

A judge Thursday threw out a lawsuit challenging Illinois’ TRUST Act, which limits the ability of state and local law enforcement officers to assist federal authorities seeking to detain undocumented immigrants.

Northwestern settles birth injury suit for $3M

Northwestern Medicine settled for $3 million with the parents of a baby who died as a result of birth injuries.

White CPD trainee can pursue bias count

A federal judge Wednesday cleared the way for a white former Chicago police officer to sue alleging he was terminated by the department because of his race.

Former Ill. Supreme Court Justice James Heiple dead at 87

PEORIA — James J. Heiple, a former chief justice of the Illinois Supreme Court, has died from complications following a brain hemorrhage, the court announced Wednesday.

Cozen adds Wis. AG alum in Chicago office

Expecting an influx of activity by state attorneys general in litigation and pandemic-related regulations, Cozen O’Connor LLP added its first Chicago-based attorney to its state AGs practice.
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