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Temporary restraining order against Illinois’ ‘assault weapons’ ban upheld by appellate court

(The Center Square) – A temporary restraining order issued by a judge in one of Illinois’ “assault weapons” ban lawsuits has been upheld by the Fifth District Appellate Court of Illinois. While justices dissented with the lower court’s ruling on three of the four subject matter counts, it upheld the court’s decision on the fourth, […]

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Federal court delays new law that will prohibit Illinois jails from housing ICE detainees amid lawsuit appeal

A federal appeals court has delayed a new law from going into effect that would prohibit jails in Illinois from housing ICE detainees as the court hears an appeal in a lawsuit filed by McHenry County. Senate Bill 667 — also called the “Illinois Way Forward Act” — was passed 36-19 in late May. In […]

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Appeals court allows President Biden’s vaccine, testing mandate to be reinstated for private businesses

A federal appeals court on Friday reinstated President Joe Biden’s vaccine and testing mandate for large employers in the United States after the mandate was blocked by another court. In early November, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) filed an emergency temporary standard with various COVID rules. Under the standard, employers, who have more […]

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2 convicted murders set to be released after Lake County State’s Office reduces their charges

Two men twice convicted of murdering a woman in North Chicago are set to be released after the state’s attorney’s office allowed them to plead guilty to burglary and dropped their murder charges. A spokesperson for the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office said the plea deals were reached Thursday following “extensive plea negotiations with the […]

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Federal court extends block on Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for businesses

A federal appeals court on Friday extended their block on President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate for large employers in the United States, saying the rule “grossly exceeds” OSHA’s authority. Last Friday, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) filed an emergency temporary standard with various COVID rules. Under the standard, employers, who have more than […]