Nearly non-existent prohibitions against state lawmakers making money on the side are the root cause of a string of recent corruption charges against lawmakers and investigations into their money-making schemes, a good government advocate says.
Attorneys with the Chicago-based Thomas More Society were elated when a federal judge on Tuesday permitted jurors to view an ABC News “20/20” episode that defendant David Daleiden said was the inspiration for his own undercover films into the harvesting of fetal body parts.
Illinois’ leading government watchdog is predicting a showdown tonight during a legislative hearing in Coles County over a move by the county to increase its borrowing power by artificially inflating property values.
Members of Advocates for Victims of Illegal Alien Crime (AVIAC), a nationwide grassroots group that includes a number of Illinois residents, are in Washington D.C. this week, lobbying Congress for change – including closing loopholes that allow some alleged offenders, who are here illegally, to escape prosecution.
An Illinois pro-life leader said that he was encouraged that Will County authorities turned the investigation into more than 2,200 aborted remains discovered in abortion provider’s Ulrich Klopfer’s garage over to the Indiana Attorney General.
The family of 39-year-old Corey Cottrell, the Normal resident who was struck and killed in June by a van allegedly driven by, Jose Rodriguez, who was in the country illegally, is alarmed that a plea deal could be in the works in the hit-and-run case.
Recent fiscal news from the Illinois’ Comptroller Susana Mendoza, the overseer of the state’s finances, seemed to give Illinoisans a glimmer of hope that the state was finally emerging from its fiscal abyss. A positive-sounding statement from Mendoza’s office surrounding the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the fiscal year that ended June 2018 showed that the state’s general funds budget was still running a deficit, but it was a deficit reduced by half over the previous year.
Former State Rep. Peter Breen (R-Lombard) is spearheading a grassroots effort, Fair Maps Illinois, to break House Speaker Michael Madigan’s iron control over the decennial reconfiguration of legislative districts.
Personal injury lawyers behind a series of ethylene oxide (EtO) lawsuits are anchoring their cases on a gross distortion of law, and the selective targeting of EtO emissions over the similarly legal emissions of scores of other compounds by thousands of other companies, legal and air quality experts say.
A McClean County judge increased the likelihood that Jose Rodriguez, 27, the immigrant in the country illegally charged in the June 22 hit-and-run death of Normal’s Corey Cottrell, 39, will be deported before facing prosecution.
The Thomas More Society, a Chicago-based public interest law firm, is looking for clients to challenge Illinois’ Reproductive Health Act, the nation’s most extreme abortion rights law rushed through the General Assembly and signed into law by Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker on June 12.
The family of Normal hit-and-run victim Corey Cottrell, 39, is devastated with McLean County Judge Scott Drazewski’s ruling on Thursday to reduce bond for, Jose Rodriguez, 27, the man who is in the country illegally and charged with driving the van that struck and killed Corey on June 22.
An Aug. 8 bond reduction hearing has been set for Jose Rodriguez, 27, the man in the United States illegally who has been charged in the hit-and-run accident that killed 39-year-old Normal resident Corey Cottrell on June 22.
State Rep. David McSweeney (R-Barrington Hills) has a solution for a group of billionaires – Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s relative Liesel Pritzker Simmons among them – pleading with the presidential candidates to tax them more.
The prayers of the Cottrell family were answered Friday morning when Jose Rodriguez, 27, a resident of Bloomington who is in the country illegally, the alleged driver of a van that struck and killed 39-year-old Corey Cottrell of Normal on June 22, showed up for his arraignment.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has confirmed to Prairie State Wire that Jose Rodriguez, who struck and killed Corey Cottrell, 39, of Normal on June 22, is in the United States illegally. Border Patrol agents, in fact, issued the 27-year-old from Honduras an expedited removal order all the way back on April 17, 2013, according to a statement from ICE.