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  • Elmhurst may tweak public forum rules

     Elmhurst may tweak public forum rules
    An Elmhurst City Council committee is recommending changes to rules governing the public forum portion of city meetings, action deemed necessary to conform to recent state court rulings. But at least one citizen thinks the changes were occasioned by his...
  • Fugitive's dad tells why he thinks son fled in Facebook case

    A fugitive facing charges he falsely claimed he's owed a majority ownership in Facebook fled after complaining he was being treated unfairly in courts, his father said Tuesday. Carmine Ceglia told a Manhattan federal court judge that Paul Ceglia was...
  • Orleans sheriff investigates apparent suicide of prisoner

    Amid renewed federal court battles over management and funding of the notoriously dangerous jail in New Orleans, authorities said Tuesday that an inmate charged with aggravated rape was found dead of an apparent suicide. The Orleans Parish Sheriff's...
  • Fight over Lolita the orca whale is back in court

    Fight over Lolita the orca whale is back in court
    MIAMI — Animal rights groups that want a captive killer whale removed from Miami Seaquarium asked federal appeals judges Tuesday to send their lawsuit against the tourist attraction and the U.S. Department of Agriculture back to a U.S. district...
  • Killer whale Lolita lives in inhumane conditions at marine park, activists tell court

    MIAMI The government "rubber stamps" the license for the Miami Seaquarium despite the park keeping Lolita the killer whale in inhumane conditions, an animal rights group told a federal appeals court Tuesday. The "highly intelligent" whale is kept in a...
  • Md. Senate votes to raise judges' mandatory retirement age

    The Maryland Senate has voted to raise the mandatory retirement age of judges from 70 to 73. The Senate passed the bill unanimously on Tuesday. It now goes to the House of Delegates. The measure is a constitutional amendment, so voters would decide...
  • Wisconsin tells court it doesn't want voter ID until April 8

    Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel is telling a federal appeals court that he does not want the state's voter identification law to take effect until after the April 7 election. Schimel said Tuesday in a court filing that he does not object to the...
  • Power companies seek to end losing skid on EPA at top US court

    WASHINGTON Think the U.S. Supreme Court is pro- business? Try telling that to the utility industry. Coal-dependent power companies have taken a pounding at the high court over the last decade, most recently with two losses last year on Obama...
  • Why Chicago's case for pension reform is stronger than Illinois'

    Why Chicago's case for pension reform is stronger than Illinois'
    Questions asked by the justices at last week’s Illinois Supreme Court argument on state pension legislation indicated doubt about the state’s constitutional case for reform. Some reports also said that a negative decision for the state would...
  • East Hampton Man Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter In Girlfriend's Death

    East Hampton Man Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter In Girlfriend's Death
    MIDDLETOWN — An East Hampton man pleaded guilty Tuesday to manslaughter and tampering with evidence in the 2012 death of his girlfriend, a plea deal struck in order to avoid a potential murder conviction. Anthony Garofalo, 42, faces the possibility...
  • Unions win round over Rauner in fee lawsuit

    Unions win round over Rauner in fee lawsuit
    Labor unions won an initial victory in their effort to block Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's attempt to withhold fees that nonmembers must pay in exchange for collective bargaining when a federal judge ruled Monday that the matter should be settled in...