While government worker unions have had a stranglehold on the people of Illinois for far too long, the state isn’t without hope. Illinois can follow the lead of other Midwestern states and enact labor reforms.View Report
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.
As opioid abuse ravages Illinois, lawmakers must take action to root out overprescription in the state’s workers’ compensation system.
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.
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.