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Jan 20, 2017
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Jan 18, 2017
City of Chicago’s Law Department has been sanctioned eight times by Courts in its defense of civil rights lawsuits against Chicago Police. City Alderman are looking for Federal review of the department similar to what the DOJ did with the CPD....
Jan 11, 2017
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Jan 5, 2017
Effective January 2017, previously barred health care workers and applicants with criminal convictions may once again become eligible for licensure in Illinois. Under a new law, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation will implement a review process for impacted health care workers. Health care workers include doctors, nurses,...
Dec 12, 2016
The Act requires employers to provide unpaid time off to any employee who is a victim of domestic violence or whose family or household member is a victim of domestic violence. The Act has been amended to all employers in...
Dec 12, 2016
The new law will address and make the following changes to improve the response to sexual assault crimes in Illinois: Law enforcement agencies and 911 centers will be required to put in place evidence-based, trauma-informed, victim-centered policies governing responses to sexual assault. Law enforcement officers will be required to complete...
Nov 28, 2016
There is new legislation being proposed to amend the Illinois Crime Victims’ Bill of Rights, which would provide victims an attorney to represent their interests free of charge. As it stands now the Act allows victims a lawyer of their own choosing, but must pay for the services...
Nov 18, 2016
The average family will pay nearly $1,700 more a year to the city and Chicago Public Schools than they did before the mayor took office in 2011 once all of Emanuel’s tax and fee increases take full effect. There’s been a series of property tax hikes. There was a water...
Nov 7, 2016
Tuesday’s vote — for president and for control of the Senate — will determine whether the court remains short-handed for months or, as Republicans are now threatening if they hold the Senate, for...
Nov 1, 2016
Hair Stylists will now be required to take training courses in recognizing signs of domestic violence in an effort to reach victims. One in Four women women are victims of domestic violence at some point in their...