- Illinois Supreme Court hears $10B Phillip Morris appeal Updated: May-19-15 4:53 pm
CHICAGO - The fate of a $10.1 billion class-action judgment against the nation's largest cigarette maker is in the hands of justices at the Illinois Supreme Court, who heard oral arguments Tuesday in Phillip Morris USA's appeal to have the on-again, off-again verdict struck down.
- Things to know about the Illinois court ruling on pensions Updated: May-09-15 3:17 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois lawmakers have another burden awaiting them on their return to the Capitol this week after the state Supreme Court rejected a landmark pension reform law Friday. Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner thinks the Legislature should move quickly toward a Plan B, but others are advising caution. The following are some things to know about the ruling and what's next:
- Illinois justices overturn state's landmark 2013 pension law Updated: May-08-15 6:26 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The Illinois Supreme Court forced the state Friday to find another way to fix the nation's worst government-employee pension crisis, ruling lawmakers "overstepped" by enacting a law that slashed retirement benefits to confront a massive budget deficit.
- Excerpts from Illinois Supreme Court pension ruling Updated: May-08-15 5:01 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The Illinois Supreme Court criticized the General Assembly's handling of public pension funding in a ruling striking down a landmark 2013 law that sought to fix the state's pension crisis. The court found the law unconstitutional because it would have diminished state employees' earned benefits. Here are excerpts from the ruling: