ComEd and Peoples Gas are planning significant capital spending that threatens to eat up any savings that might have come from low energy prices. “There will be a significant effect on customers’ bills,” says Jeff Orcutt, president of the consulting firm Chapman Energy Strategies, which analyzes utilities for the Illinois Public Interest Research Group.
Former Illinois Supreme Court Justice Charles E. Freeman, the first African American to serve on the state’s highest bench, died Monday. He was 86.
In his more than four decades as a jurist, Justice Freeman helped write and shape history – in his legal opinions, his pioneering achievements and in the generation of other African American lawyers he guided to the bench.
The verdict favoring Stanley Wrice ended a contentious civil trial that lasted roughly a week and a half at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse, taking jurors through a legal saga that has spanned nearly four decades.