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Sep 19, 2016
Chicago is now bringing officers in for training that emphasizes “de-escalation” tactics to try to reduce the number of fatal confrontations....
Sep 14, 2016
In 14 cases, no gun is found after Chicago police shot someone they said was armed. All allegedly have been mistaken for guns in recent cases in which people were shot by Chicago police officers who believed they were under threat, a Chicago Tribune investigation has found. At least 14...
Sep 13, 2016
A special grand jury to be impaneled to investigate a possible cover-up by Chicago police in the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald at the request of a special prosecutor appointed in July to investigate the...
Sep 7, 2016
The new law, aimed at young drivers enrolled in driver’s ed, will list guidelines on what to do if stopped by the police. The Secretary of State will update its current section in the Rules of the Road to reflect an updated...
Aug 29, 2016
House Bill 5912 amends the state’s vehicle code to assign the same right-of-way privileges to cyclists that car drivers have. The new amendment explicitly states that cyclists “shall be granted all of the rights” of vehicle drivers. Law takes effect January 1,...
Aug 25, 2016
The Act which went into effect on August 1, 2016 will ensure that Illinois colleges and universities: Develop a clear, comprehensive campus sexual violence policy, including detailed incident reporting options and university response guidelines; Notify student survivors about their rights, including their right to confidentiality, and the protections the university...
Aug 24, 2016
Distracted driving seems to be the cause for the death rate increasing in 2015, up 8% nationally. Not only are people texting, but then proliferation of social media and apps such as Pokemon Go, may account for the increase....
Aug 23, 2016
City of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel stands by Eddie Johnson’s move to fire seven officers involved in the 2014 shooting of teenager McDonald....
Aug 16, 2016
The Illinois Supreme Court amended its rules in 2013 to allow attorneys to enter limited scope appearances in civil cases and to make it easier for attorneys to provide unbundled services to their clients. Even so, many attorneys remain hesitant to incorporate limited scope representation into their practices. Join us...
Aug 15, 2016
Illinois nannies, housekeepers and other domestic workers will be entitled to the state minimum wage and basic human rights protections come Jan. 1,...