Illinois’ debt per student is the 11th highest of any state in the nation. It is almost 15 percent higher than the national average of $8,764.View Report
The new law will transfer the burden of proof to law enforcement in 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.
The popular Chicago-based game company is helping efforts to legalize and regulate marijuana, which could extend to Illinois.
Distracted driving citations dropped by 99 percent after a 2015 Chicago ordinance was passed to comply with state law.
Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood will host a program that brings defendants in contact with their victims and allow the victims to set the compensation for the crime.
The reinstatement of a federal asset forfeiture program marks a step backward for civil asset forfeiture reform.