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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 […]

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Federal court temporarily halts Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for businesses

A federal appeals court on Saturday temporarily halted President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate for large employers in the United States, saying there are “grave statutory and constitutional” issues with it. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Thursday filed an emergency temporary standard with various COVID rules. Under the standard, employers, who have more than […]

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Appeals court signals issue in jury selection for Beach Park man convicted of killing wife, stepson

An Illinois appeals court ordered a new hearing for a Beach Park man sentenced to life in prison for the baseball bat murders of his wife and stepson in 2015. Armando Trejo, Jr., 53, formerly of Beach Park, is currently serving life in prison in the Menard Correctional Center in downstate Illinois. Trejo was convicted […]