Most people expect Illinois law enforcement to defend the private property of Illinois residents. As long as you obey the law, your life, liberty and property should be secure from the law – or so common sense would suggest. Yet, every year, Illinois law enforcement agencies take tens of millions of dollars in cash, vehicles,...View Report
The city’s police department has gone over budget for overtime every year for the past six years, costing Chicago taxpayers $575 million in spending for overtime pay.
Is criminally charging the parents of a truant child an appropriate way to handle missing class?
A ProPublica report shows that since 2009, the rate of bankruptcy filings in black neighborhoods in the Northern District of Illinois has doubled.
The new law will transfer the burden of proof to law enforcement in forfeiture proceedings.
A bipartisan group of federal lawmakers, including members of the House Progressive and House Freedom caucuses, have put forth a measure to limit the use of federal dollars in certain civil asset forfeiture proceedings.
Two bills to legalize marijuana currently sit in Springfield.
A new law to create a commission to develop a statewide system to track evidence in sexual assault cases could result in swifter justice for crime victims and increased accountability and transparency in the criminal justice system.
The new laws will make it easier for ex-offenders re-enter their communities.
House Bill 3803 changes Illinois’ criminal code so that people on parole and probation no longer have to fear arrest for merely having contact with gang members.
The Illinois Department of Corrections pays nearly $22,000 in direct costs per inmate.