CARBONDALE – Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, discussed the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court during a visit to the Southern Illinois University (SIU) School of Law last week.
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Roughly 22 police departments and 14 sheriff's departments across Illinois signed a letter supporting Senator Mark Kirk's call for the DOJ to pursue Backpage.com, a sex trafficking website.
Keefe The U.S. Supreme Court has narrowly upheld President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law, saying that the provision requiring individuals to purchase health insurance falls under Congress' taxing powers, not the Constitution's Commerce Clause.
Kay Voters in Madison County favored the GOP in a big way this election, reversing a pattern that has existed at least throughout the last decade.
Middendorff Despite a strong GOP showing in Clinton County, atttorney Doug Gruenke, a Republican from New Baden, was defeated by Associate Judge Dennis Middendorff, a Democrat from Carlyle, to fill a vacancy in the 4th Judicial Circuit.
Proft Who would have thought that pawn broker Scott Lee Cohen, the deposed Democrat Lt. Governor candidate, would have turned out to be a more competent lender than former Democrat golden boy Ali G?
Kim SPRINGFIELD - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is no longer running unopposed for reelection next year.
Madigan SPRINGFIELD - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is the would-be Democratic frontrunner in the 2010 gubernatorial race, a poll indicates.
Circuit Judge Daniel J. Stack As federal lawmakers attempt to bring hundreds of thousands of asbestos-related lawsuits under control, two local judges have recently made their own moves to control the asbestos dockets in their courtrooms.