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