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  • Mr. T shows up for jury duty in Rolling Meadows

    Mr. T shows up for jury duty in Rolling Meadows
    Mr. T was a soldier of fortune who fought injustice on "The A-Team," but today he walked the halls of justice at Cook County’s Rolling Meadows courthouse.  The actor, who lives in Chicago, showed up for jury duty, and though he didn’t get...
  • LWV: Maps still stink

    LWV: Maps still stink
    TALLAHASSEE -- The voting-rights groups that sued to block Florida's congressional maps in 2012 are once again arguing lawmakers thwarted the will of the people. The League of Women Voters, Common Cause, and other plaintiffs in the ongoing legal...
  • Florida high court backs lesbian in visitation fight for adopted son

    Florida high court backs lesbian in visitation fight for adopted son
    The Florida Supreme Court has cleared the way for a Seminole County lesbian to get visitation rights with her 6 1/2-year-old son, a boy she legally adopted after he was born to her female partner. The couple broke up, and the birth mother moved her...
  • AG Pam Bondi wants to put the brakes on gay marriage appeals

    AG Pam Bondi wants to put the brakes on gay marriage appeals
    Attorney General Pam Bondi is asking an appeals court to put on hold two challenges to Florida's ban on same-sex marriage until the U.S. Supreme Court can rule on similar cases from other states. Bondi's office late Thursday filed motions with the 3rd...
  • Questions, answers on gay marriage's future in Florida

    Questions, answers on gay marriage's future in Florida
    Four Florida judges have declared the state's ban on gay marriage unconstitutional in the past month. And in the coming days, more Florida courts — in Tallahassee, Tampa and West Palm Beach — are expected to weigh in on the same issue. Why...
  • Democrat attorneys face off for Orange clerk post

    Democrat attorneys face off for Orange clerk post
    A pair of Democratic lawyers are squaring off in an Aug. 26 primary to become Orange County's next Clerk of Circuit Court. County Commissioner Tiffany Moore Russell faces attorney James "Jimmy" Auffant. The winner takes on Clerk Eddie Fernandez, who was...
  • Sword attacker admits threatening to kill Obama, blow up courthouse

    Sword attacker admits threatening to kill Obama, blow up courthouse
    A man who attacked a tattoo artist with a sword has admitted that while he was in jail awaiting trial, he threatened to kill President Barack Obama and blow up the Orlando federal courthouse. Jason Lynn Gay, 40, pleaded guilty Wednesday to making...
  • For Broward County Commission: Aronson, Keechl, Furr and Sharief

    For Broward County Commission: Aronson, Keechl, Furr and Sharief
    District 2: Aronson knows her community the most Five candidates with varying backgrounds and experience filed to run for the Broward County Commission District 2 spot in the Aug. 26 Democratic primary. No Republicans have filed to run for this seat, so...
  • Chinese national charged with hacking U.S. defense contractors

    A Chinese businessman has been indicted in California on charges he hacked the computer systems of Boeing Co and other U.S. defense contractors and stole confidential plans for military aircraft, federal prosecutors said on Friday. According to the...
  • $1M bail for Park Manor man held in reckless homicide

    $1M bail for Park Manor man held in reckless homicide
    A Park Manor man who prosecutors say sped away from police before crashing his car Thursday night, killing a teen riding in the back seat, was ordered held Sunday on $1 million bail. Gabriel E. Johnson, 18, of the 6800 block of South Champlain Avenue,...
  • Slain girl's family wants 15-year-old tried as adult

     Slain girl's family wants 15-year-old tried as adult
    Jonie Dukes still doesn't leave home much nearly four months after her 14-year-old daughter was gunned down by another teenage girl in one of Chicago's most notorious slayings this year. Since the loss, Dukes hasn't worked her nursing job — her...