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Recently released data shows retirees outpacing active employees, adding pressure to an already stressed pension fund.
CHICAGO - The Cook County “pop tax” will soon be a thing of the past, after the Cook County Board buckled to public pressure and repealed the widely panned and unpopular penny-per-ounce tax on soda and a wide range of other sweetened drinks.
“As to the concerns that improper collection of the tax will open the Merchants up to litigation, any such notion is merely speculation at this point and does not render the Ordinance unconstitutionally vague.”
Here's the thing about inappropriate behavior: What is outrageous will seem less so when compared to something more outrageous.
Cook County’s lawsuit seeks damages from the Illinois Retail Merchants Association.
The Metro-East St. Louis region joined the ranks yet again as this year’s worst jurisdictions, with St. Louis topping the American Tort Reform Association’s Judicial Hellholes list and Madison and St. Clair Counties ranking sixth in the nation. ATRA, however, praised Associate Judge Stephen Stobbs’ recent revised case management order governing the Madison County asbestos docket.
Madison County Circuit Court Judge Barbara Crowder started a one-year term as treasurer f the Illinois Judges Association (IJA) following installation of a new slate of officers for 2016-2017 on June 3.
A new report revealed that Klafter & Burke, a property-tax law firm owned by Chicago Alderman Ed Burke, helped Donald Trump cut property taxes on his downtown Chicago hotel by nearly 40 percent over seven years, saving Trump and his investors $11.7 million.
The campaign funds of the late Judy Baar Topinka are now formally frozen, thanks to an order issued Jan. 22 in Cook County Circuit Court.
An Illinois Circuit Court judge says reducing the number of jurors in civil trials is unconstitutional, a decision that could bring the law passed late last year to the state supreme court.