I had forgotten about Aguilar! Thanks for the reminder, press1280.
Should the IL Supreme Court agree with the CA7, before the conference for Kachalsky, this would tend to push the SCOTUS towards granting cert.
I suspect that the IL Court may be watching to see what the SCOTUS might do.
This gets very convoluted, very quick. There is a general feeling, among court watchers and constitutionalists, that should the SCOTUS deny the grant of cert in Kachalsky, then we will not see any cases before the Supreme Court for a long time. This despite what Scalia has publicly said to the contrary.