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Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7 members and supporters protest the city’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate outside City Hall before a Chicago City Council meeting Monday. Most city employees have to be vaccinated by year-end or risk losing their jobs. – Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP

Judge: No order barring police union from discussing city vaccine mandate

An order barring the president of the police union from making public statements encouraging members to disobey Chicago’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate expired after a judge on Monday denied a request to extend it.
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Effort to repeal Illinois abortion notification gets renewed attention

SPRINGFIELD — Alarmed and at the same time energized by a Texas law that bans most abortions, abortion-rights advocates in the General Assembly are targeting what people on both sides of the contentious issue consider the last restriction on access to abortion in Illinois.
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Injury suit against Cubs advances

A state appellate panel upheld a denial of the Chicago Cubs’ motion to dismiss a lawsuit by an Associated Press photographer injured at Wrigley Field in a non-precedential Rule 23 opinion.

Motion to suppress over FBI questioning denied in child porn case

A federal judge Monday denied a motion to suppress the statements a man made to FBI agents without a lawyer present regarding charges that he had sexually exploited minors.

ARDC advises 3-year suspension for lawyer who lied about patent application

A lawyer who knowingly gave a client false information about her patent-application status should be suspended for three years, the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission Hearing Board recommended.

Inmate’s FOIA time complaint rejected

A federal appeals court declined to revive an inmate’s lawsuit accusing the U.S. government of withholding records that purportedly show the white-supremacy movement is really a sting operation used to frame him for a series of crimes.

Man has case over learning disability in prison

An inmate with a learning disability at Stateville Correctional Center has a discrimination case against employees of the Illinois Department of Corrections for failing to provide him with reasonable accommodations to meaningfully participate in its educational programs, a federal judge ruled.

COVID-19 business-loss case against insurer can continue, judge rules

A Cook County Circuit Court judge on Monday denied a Chicago-based insurance company’s request that he reconsider a previous order and toss a COVID-19 business interruption case.
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