Tag Archives: Illinois Supreme Court

‘Amazon Tax’ Under Supreme Court Review

The Illinois Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in case challenging the state’s so-called “Amazon tax.” The decision could change the way Illinois websites make money online. Brian Mackey reports. When you click a product link on a website — like … Continue reading

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Illinois Supreme Court Reinstates Nightclub Stampede Case

The Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday in the case of a Chicago nightclub stampede that killed 21 people. The decision reinstates the conviction of two of the club’s owners. The owners of the E2 nightclub were acquitted of manslaughter charges. … Continue reading

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Mary Ann McMorrow Remembered as Pioneer in Illinois Law

Colleagues and friends are remembering the late lawyer and judge Mary Ann McMorrow. She became a lawyer in an era when women were told they were taking jobs away from men, and rose to become the first woman to serve … Continue reading

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Mary Ann McMorrow, First Woman on the Illinois Supreme Court, Dies at 83

The first woman to serve on the Illinois Supreme Court has died. Mary Ann McMorrow was 83. A statement from the Supreme Court says she died Saturday after a brief illness. Brian Mackey has more. McMorrow’s election to the Illinois … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Sides with Quinn on Prison Closures

The Illinois Supreme Court is siding with Gov. Pat Quinn in his effort to close prisons and other correctional facilities. In a split decision (PDF) Tuesday, the justices ordered the withdrawal of a preliminary injunction that had stopped Quinn from … Continue reading

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Illinois Supreme Court Upholds Juvenile’s Confession

The Illinois Supreme Court says police weren’t required to have a specially trained juvenile officer present when interrogating a 16-year-old suspect. Thursday’s decision dates back to a 2001 murder in Peoria. Brian Mackey has more: According to court documents, Germill … Continue reading

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Illinois Supreme Court Hears Abortion Case

An old anti-abortion law that’s never been enforced was argued before the Illinois Supreme court Thursday. It would require girls aged 17 and younger to tell their parents 48 hours before ending a pregnancy. The American Civil Liberties Union brought … Continue reading

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