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DOJ closes case examining possible Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times merger

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division released a statement on July 12 after closing its case examining the potential acquisition of the Chicago Sun-Times by tronc Inc., the owner of the Chicago Tribune.

Ind. wine dealer challenges Illinois law barring importation of alcoholic beverages

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) - Illinois officials aren't commenting on a challenge to the laws barring retailers from importing wine and other alcoholic beverages into the state.

In Illinois, some push bankruptcy as solution to troubled public budgets

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - In Illinois, increasing pension obligations are consuming more of its taxpayers’ dollars, pushing cities and towns to cut core services and raise property taxes just to keep up with the payments, policy experts say.

Law firms involved in huge verdicts move to stop retention of Ill. SC justice

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – Law firms fighting to reclaim billions of dollars in two verdicts originally wiped away by the Illinois Supreme Court have moved to stop the retention of one the justices responsible for overturning the judgments.

Former Madison County judge continues TV ad blitz as Democratic race for IL-13 seat nears finish line

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (Legal Newsline) - With the melee battle that is the primary race for Illinois' 13th Congressional District finally coming to conclusion next week, Ann Callis, the Democratic preferred, is pulling out all the stops, releasing her third TV ad in three weeks.

Illinois judge rules against online travel companies, says they're underpaying city taxes

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) -- A Cook County judge said in a ruling Friday that online travel companies are not paying the city of Chicago enough in taxes.

Report: Cook County sheriff won't be running for Ill. AG

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) -- Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said this week he plans to run for re-election, ruling out a possible run for Illinois attorney general.

Madigan files suit against medical imaging company

Lisa Madigan SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) -- Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed a lawsuit Thursday against Heart Check America over its sales of body scans.

Madigan disappointed in state agency's ruling

Madigan CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan released a statement Tuesday after the Illinois Commerce Commission approved a rate hike request by Commonwealth Edison Co.

Incoming Ill. rep not a fan of lawsuit lenders bill

Kay SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) - A piece of legislation that some say would expand opportunities for personal injury attorneys was expected to pass out of the Illinois House Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

Poll: Ryan leads GOP pack vying to be Illinois governor

Jim Ryan (R) SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline)-- Former Illinois Attorney General Jim Ryan leads the Republican pack seeking to become governor, a poll indicates.

Madigan: Governor Blagojevich should resign

Lisa Madigan (D) SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline)-Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Tuesday called on fellow Democrat embattled Gov. Rod Blagojevich to resign, saying it is clear he cannot effectively govern the state.

Chicago water district sued over poisonous fumes that left workers dead

CHICAGO -- The surviving wife of a construction worker killed by poisonous fumes at the Stickney Water Reclamation Plant District last month is suing the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago.

Midwest attorneys-general follow Cuomo's lead on lender links

Lisa Madigan SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has begun investigating possible financial links between all the state's colleges and its student loan providers after recent revelations at two public universities.