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
State lawmakers would be wise to re-examine the barriers to second chances and first careers throughout the state.
Illinois’ law mandating a minimum age for leaving children home alone is the strictest of its kind in the nation.
Illinois has started to embrace second chances for people who have been through the criminal justice system.
Motorists have only hours left to seek a refund from the city of Chicago.
In 2017 the Illinois General Assembly passed two bills that can improve employment outcomes for ex-offenders, potentially reducing crime and saving millions of dollars.
ProPublica Illinois and the Chicago Tribune’s groundbreaking report shows how disciplinary actions for Chicago police officers fall through the cracks.
The proposal would fine pedestrians $90 for checking their phone at city intersections and $500 for the offense of being distracted.
As federal and state officials sound the alarm about opioid abuse, Illinois lawmakers should take steps to root it out of the workers’ compensation system.
This latest amount broke the previous city payout record of $25 million for a wrongful conviction suit in 2012.
A measure passed by the Illinois House of Representatives would extend the law that permits state’s attorneys to authorize wiretaps without a court-issued warrant.