Illinois State Senator Dave Syverson said the lawsuits against Governor J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order reflect frustration with the lockdown.

Syverson admitted Pritzker and other State officials didn’t have as much information about COVID-19 when they first formulated the stay-at-home order.  The lawsuits, he said, are in response to a perception that State leaders aren’t listening to the concerns of constituents. Syverson said this particularly applies to small businesses. 


The man who is suing former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert over an alleged sexual assault more than four decades ago will be able to use a fictitious name, a Kendall County judge ordered on Tuesday.

Judge Robert P. Pilmer granted the motion for the man to proceed using the name "Richard Doe."

According to court documents obtained by WNIJ, the  Plaintiff's filing from May 26 claims "the identification of [the] Plaintiff in court documents would bring significant unwanted publicity to [the] Plaintiff and his family."


A new accuser says that, as a fourth-grader in Yorkville Grade School, he was sodomized by former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert decades ago in the public restroom.

Hastert is scheduled to be released from a federal prison in mid-August after serving a sentence for violating banking laws in the course of paying hush money to a person who had been on the wrestling team Hastert coached.

Another Pension Lawsuit Is Filed

Jan 3, 2014

More Illinois retirees are suing to block changes to the state's pension system. They're fighting a new law that seeks to save billions of dollars by cutting benefits.

Five retired state employees are suing over a new law that allows Illinois to begin charging some state retirees for health insurance.

The plaintiffs are members of the State Employees Retirement System who all put in at least 20 years of state service. Such retirees had been entitled to premium-free state health insurance, but Gov. Pat Quinn signed a law last month that does away with that benefit.

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says the state's current prohibition against same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

The Democrat is throwing her weight behind a pair of lawsuits in Cook County court that are challenging the state's marriage laws. She says she personally supports gay marriage.

I don't believe that the current law that prohibits gays and lesbians from being able to marry in the state of Illinois - uh, meets - uh, equal protection," she said.