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Illinois Supreme Court upholds Deerfield’s assault weapons ban in divided ruling

The Illinois Supreme Court, in a split ruling, upheld the Village of Deerfield’s ordinance banning assault weapons, which allows fines of $250-$1,000 a day for violators. In 2013, the Deerfield Village Board passed an ordinance that regulated assault weapons and created certain measures that had to be taken when transporting or storing them. In 2018, […]

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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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Lawyers for Gov. Pritzker, ISBE ask court to move school mask mandate lawsuit to different county

The Illinois attorney general, representing Gov. Pritzker and other state officials, has asked a downstate court to move a massive class-action lawsuit over the state’s school mask mandate and other COVID rules to a different county. The case was filed by attorney Thomas DeVore on October 20 in Macoupin County against Gov. J.B. Pritzker, the […]

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Judge blocks NorthShore University HealthSystem from firing, placing employees on leave for refusing vaccine mandate

A judge has issued a temporary restraining order against NorthShore University HealthSystem, blocking the organization from firing 14 employees who refused to get vaccinated against COVID-19. 14 unnamed employees being represented by Chicago-based Leahu Law Group and Florida-based Liberty Counsel filed a lawsuit on Monday in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. […]

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Employees file class-action lawsuit against NorthShore University HealthSystem over vaccine mandate

14 employees who are set to be fired for refusing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate at NorthShore University HealthSystem, which operates hospitals in the Chicago area, have filed a class-action lawsuit. 14 unnamed employees being represented by Chicago-based Leahu Law Group and Florida-based Liberty Counsel filed the lawsuit on Monday in U.S. District Court for the […]

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Parents sue Pritzker, 16 school districts in Lake and McHenry counties over mask mandate, COVID rules

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Gov. J.B. Pritzker, ISBE and 16 school districts in Lake and McHenry counties over the state’s school mask mandate and other COVID rules. The case was filed in Macoupin County by attorney Thomas DeVore seeks declaratory judgment and injunctions against the schools, saying it’s unlawful to exclude students […]

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Man who was shot by Kyle Rittenhouse files lawsuit against Kenosha police saying they ‘deputized roving militia’

The only surviving victim shot by Kyle Rittenhouse has filed a lawsuit against the City of Kenosha and its police department alleging officers “deputized a roving militia.” Attorneys for Gaige Grosskreutz on Thursday filed a federal lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, court records show. The suit names the […]

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Family of Woodstock man who died following dental procedure sues Rockford dentist

The family of a Woodstock man who died in April after being sedated during a routine tooth extraction surgery filed a wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday against a Rockford dentist. On April 7, Lyle Schmidt, 57, of Woodstock, underwent tooth extraction surgery at the office of Dr. Kurtis E. Wirth in Rockford, according to the Salvi, […]