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There will be no more threat of prison penalties and high fines in the state of Illinois for defendants who are found to be in possession of 10 grams or less of marijuana. On Friday, July 29, Governor Bruce Rauner … Continue reading

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In September 2015, Illinois passed the Heroin Crisis Act. Opiate addiction has become a national epidemic, with heroin fatalities tripling in the past five years. This epidemic has caused Illinois policy makers, law enforcement, and prosecutors to realize that drug … Continue reading

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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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The heroin epidemic has spread across the country and reached every state. The rate of heroin overdoses in the state of Illinois is one of the highest in the nation. Chicago has gained the rank of the city with the … Continue reading

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