Thomas Kilbride http://wuis.org en Justices Get Campaign Money From Groups Involved In Pension Battle http://wuis.org/post/justices-get-campaign-money-groups-involved-pension-battle <p>A published report says groups with ties to the pension-reform law adopted last month have contributed close to $3 million to Illinois Supreme Court justices who might decide its fate. &nbsp;</p><p>The Chicago Sun-Times reports (http://bit.ly/1aqJQ5n ) that six of seven justices have taken money in the past 13 years from labor unions, business groups and a political committee controlled by Chicago Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan. &nbsp;<br />Retired teachers have sued to stop the pension-reform plan that cuts retiree benefits to reduce a $100 billion debt. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 16:55:23 +0000 Associated Press 16146 at http://wuis.org Justices Get Campaign Money From Groups Involved In Pension Battle Former Justice Harrison Dead At 81 http://wuis.org/post/former-justice-harrison-dead-81 <p>The Illinois Supreme Court has announced the death at age 81 of former Chief Justice <strong>Moses Harrison. &nbsp;</strong><br>Harrison died Thursday at a St. Louis hospital. The cause of death wasn't immediately revealed. &nbsp;<br>Harrison began his career on the bench in 1973 as a circuit court judge. He was serving on the 5th District Appellate Court when he was elected to the Supreme Court in 1992. He served as chief justice from 2000 to 2002. Fri, 26 Apr 2013 23:04:43 +0000 Sean Crawford 1788 at http://wuis.org Former Justice Harrison Dead At 81