U.S. Judge John Lee’s decision sheds some light on the legal back-and-forth now underway in connection with J.B. Pritzker's three lockdown orders that have dramatically restricted citizen and business freedoms and wrecked the state’s economy.
The battle over the chairwoman’s position continues as supporters of Maryam Ar-Raheem have filed a police report alleging that supporters of state Rep. Carol Ammons improperly obtained more than $8,000 in party funds that were on deposit at Chase Bank in Champaign.
'We had our bistro set up at 青鹏棋牌 and I said we can take it with us and sit in the parking lot and ... enjoy the beautiful night,' Mark Gerhart of Rantoul said he told his wife, Joan. Thus was born a perfectly safe, legal and unusual way to dine al fresco amid a pandemic.
Recent struggles in the Champaign County Democratic Party suggest the splintering of African American politics. The battle between forces aligned with Maryam Ar-Raheem or the Ammons family, state Rep. Carol and County Clerk Aaron, reflect a wider and escalating division among African Americans.
If the fallout from the coronavirus has generated economic and social chaos throughout Illinois, it should be no surprise that challenges to Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s lockdown order have sparked legal turmoil as well.
Two weeks ago, I wrote about the outbreak that affected more than 180 people in the area, most of them children, and resulted in 12 deaths. Several wrote that they remembered it, but none had such vivid recollections as 96-year-old Esther Waters Maron.
On April 10, Surgeon General Jerome Adams incited an uproar when he recommended how “people of color” should respond to greater susceptibility to the coronavirus. Black health care professionals and intellectuals swiftly showered the Trump minion with scorching criticism. The firestorm Adams…
Maryam Ar-Raheem scheduled an online meeting Wednesday evening to elect a party boss, one in which she was re-elected. But her victory came only after she ruled that Illinois law barred supporters of state Rep. Carol Ammons who participated in an April 15 vote that saw her elected as chairwoman from voting again.
Noting that some states, like some cities and counties across the country, have financial problems that they can never solve, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell suggested giving states the same option that cities and counties have used.
Precinct representatives met last week and voted to elect state Rep. Carol Ammons as chairwoman. But the meeting’s legitimacy was questioned by those who argued it was illegal because it was not called by Chairwoman Maryam Ar-Raheem, as bylaws require.
His request for Congress to provide $10 billion to bail out the state's underfunded public pensions was dismissed as what it is — a request for citizens of the other 49 states to help make up for the damage inflicted by Illinois' powers-that-be over several decades.
Candidates had to file their quarterly fundraising reports with the Federal Election Commission last week, and they show that individuals and political action committees continue to give and candidates’ campaign committees continue to spend.
Daniel Kovats, executive director of the Illinois Democratic County Chairs Association, said his advice to supporters of state Rep. Carol Ammons and Maryam Ar-Raheem is to work out their differences and then let his group and the Illinois State Board of Elections know the result.
Most often, county residents hear about animal-control wardens when there is a report of animals being neglected or abused. In these situations, wardens are called to assess the animals and, if they are in danger, impound them pending court hearings.
At midday Wednesday, they had one chairwoman — Maryam Ar-Raheem. By evening, they had two — with state Rep. Carol Ammons claiming victory in an election for the position Ar-Raheem contends she still holds — and an intra-party fight about who’s in charge.
Lawyers filed a lawsuit on their behalf aruging that their health is threatened by the pandemic because the Illinois Department of Corrections is not moving fast enough to stop its spread within state prisons.
Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup said one of the nine shots fired at Tearius Pettis hit him in the left side of his back, causing massive damage to his internal organs.
The worst polio outbreak here was in 1949. It began in July, as it almost always did, and continued well into September. For a child, it was essentially the summer that never existed.
The Illinois Supreme Court's recent ruling on a gun-control case provoked Justice Lloyd Karmeier to issue a dissenting opinion that blasted the majority for irresponsibly ducking the issue.
Hurricane Katrina was a defining moment for African Americans. In 2005, an inept and racially insensitive presidential administration transformed a natural disaster into a social catastrophe.
When “social distancing” became the model behavior early during the COVID-19 pandemic, I thought of acquaintance long ago in a college humanities class with the “Decameron.”
In ruling that the UI did not violate the legal rights of Fei Wang, a former associate professor in the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, U.S. Judge Andrea Wood dismissed the lawsuit 'without prejudice.'
Dr. Tom Pliura, currently in a legal scuffle over his for-profit proposal to conduct tests for the coronavirus, learned a hard lesson on lending money to friends in a dispute that's sure to sully the reputation of a powerful GOP legislator and former gubernatorial candidate.
The governor's proposed $42 billion budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1 already is shot — it's back to the drawing board to determine how Illinois will cope with the serious decline in state income tax and sales tax revenues.
With smaller communities cut off from federal funds appropriated to states and big cities to help offset the economic impacts of the coronavirus, the Illinois Municipal League hopes to persuade Gov. J.B. Pritzker to funnel some of the aid the state receives to cities other than Chicago.