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Chief justice seeks bump in judicial funding from state Chief justice seeks bump in judicial funding from state

Chief justice seeks bump in judicial funding from state

The chief justice of Illinois’ top court asked lawmakers this week for what would be the judicial branch’s first budget increase in six years.

The Supreme Court, which has authority over all courts in the state, needs “sufficient funding” to meet its constitutional obligations — “to guarantee every court user a justice process that is efficient, effective and fair.”

Catholic leaders continue fight against abortion bills Catholic leaders continue fight against abortion bills

Catholic leaders continue fight against abortion bills

Leaders of Illinois’ Catholic Church denounced a package of reproductive health care bills in the General Assembly, calling them “dangerous” and “mounting challenges to human dignity.” One measure would repeal a law mandating a minor notify her parent or guardian before getting an abortion. The other would repeal the state’s abortion law and replace it...
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