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A new law regarding how juveniles are treated in the Illinois criminal court system went into effect January 1, 2016. House Bill 3718 was signed by the governor in August, after it passed both the Illinois House and Senate. The … Continue reading

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November saw the long-awaited launch of the Illinois medical marijuana program. The Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act was signed into law in August 2013 and went into effect on January 1, 2014. After almost two years of bureaucratic … Continue reading

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According to the Chicago Police Department, if the state had stricter gun laws, 160 people would have been in prison instead of being involved in more gun violence – either as the victim or the shooter. There have been 74 … Continue reading

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One of the most vulnerable groups of people in society is the elderly. They are often the target of consumer fraud and scam artists, not only from outside sources, but often by members of their own family, as a recent … Continue reading

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The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued a ruling regarding the right of the police to review a hotel’s guest list on demand, without first obtaining a warrant. According to SCOTUS, any ordinance that gives law enforcement that right is a … Continue reading

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There has been much in the news media regarding the epidemic of substance abuse and how it has affected millions of families in this country. Drug addiction knows no boundaries. It can destroy the lives of anyone – regardless of … Continue reading

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For the past several years, law enforcement across the country have utilized a device that many civil rights organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), say violates Americans’ Fourth Amendment rights by not only allowing police to skirt around … Continue reading

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In the mid-1980s, law enforcement began using a new method of catching drunk drivers – sobriety checkpoints. There are usually advanced announcements regarding where the checkpoint will be and police set up signs at the location to alert drivers that … Continue reading

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In 2013, Illinois changed the classification for the crime of prostitution from a felony to a Class A misdemeanor. Conviction for prostitution carries with it a possible jail sentence of up to 12 months and/or a fine of up to … Continue reading

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An Illinois bill has passed both the Senate and the House is now awaiting the governor’s signature in order to put forth into law. Senate Bill 1688 amends the Illinois Vital Records Act to now allow prosecutors to request vital … Continue reading

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