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
In what critics have decried as an inappropriate use of scarce public safety resources, Chicago police officials parked a “bait truck” reportedly filled with boxes of Nike sneakers in the city’s Englewood neighborhood.
Even a small decrease in the recidivism rate can yield millions of dollars in taxpayer savings while improving public safety.
Illinois remains one of only four states to impose severe restrictions on the purchase and use of consumer fireworks.
Illinois’ eavesdropping law is clear as mud on the matter of recording authority figures, which has led to a number of contentious legal battles and attempts at reform in recent years. Boron is not alone.
Illinois’ eavesdropping law is one of the nation’s most severe, but leaves ample room for ambiguity.
Lawmakers in Springfield are seeking to offer patients with debilitating conditions the option to replace opioids with medical marijuana.
Pending the governor’s signature, the bill would expand Chicago’s smoking age restriction statewide.
Illinois’ law mandating a minimum age for leaving children home alone is the strictest of its kind in the nation.
House Bill 2367 would allow those convicted of marijuana possession before Illinois decriminalized marijuana to petition for expungement of their guilty plea or criminal conviction.
State lawmakers would be wise to re-examine the barriers to second chances and first careers throughout the state.