Successful challenge to sufficiency of public question referendum involving the issuance of bonds wherein the binding requirement of petitions was upheld.
Landmark election case wherein it was held that improprieties in connection with petition circulation process warranted invalidation of entire signature sheets rather than just individual signatures. This case stands as one of the three “pattern of fraud” election cases regularly cited.
Landmark election case defending a challenge to compel the certification of a binding referendum question after the village clerk used her apparent conformity authority to withdraw certification because the petition was facially deficient.
Landmark election case representing an unsuccessful state Representative candidate in a challenge involving a tie vote with voting irregularities and missing ballots, resulting in candidate winning the case and being elected Representative in the General Assembly.
Signature requirements for nomination petition of candidate for sheriff of Cook County did not violate his equal protection, due process, or First Amendment rights.
Court upheld a jury trial verdict in favor of School District 229, finding that a pre-existing heart condition, not the actions of School District personnel, caused the death of a high school student and the School District used ordinary care under the circumstances. Court also determined the jury instructions given were proper.
Petitioner sought judicial review of decision by township electoral board that objector was not required to plead and prove standing to contest political candidate’s nominating petitions as part of prima facie case.
Opponents of pollution control facility sought review, under the Environmental Protection Act, of Pollution Control Board’s decision allowing construction of facility. Appellate Court found that the public hearing conducted by village board of trustees was fundamentally fair.
Landmark election case removing state Senate candidate from the ballot after he failed the statutory party-switching requirement by voting in the most recent opposing party primary.
The Appellate Court held that the candidate substantially complied with the petition filing requirements though the statement of candidacy was filed three days after the nominating petitions were filed, and was allowed to be placed on the election ballot.