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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...
Oct 25, 2016
Illinois’ Sex Offender Registration Act requires offenders to disclose their internet identities and websites, and update them at least once a year. “We conclude that the internet disclosure provision advances the substantial governmental interest of preventing sex offenses against children and protecting the public from the danger of recidivist sex...
Oct 17, 2016
State Sen. Ira Silverstein, has met with constituents to discuss enacting a law banning the recording of photos and video of dead or severely injured people at crash...
Oct 10, 2016
The 7th Circuit has ordered a District Court Judge to dismiss the taxicab’s lawsuit against the City of Chicago, which claimed violation of equal protection as ride-sharing services had not been subjected to the same regulations as the traditional taxicab model. Milwaukee also faced the same challenge by the taxicab...
Oct 4, 2016
The Illinois Appellate Court allowed that a former scout, who was sexually abused between 1983 and 1986 by Hacker, a convicted pedophile, could pursue his lawsuit in the Circuit Court of Cook County, even though the lawsuit was not filed until 2013. The court also stated that in a case...
Oct 4, 2016
The attorney general for Illinois is calling on state lawmakers to pass legislation removing statutes of limitations for child sex abuse crimes in response to the case against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert. About 30 states have no statues of limitations on child sex abuse...
Sep 29, 2016
Our high court will hear claims that a fraternity should be held accountable for forcing a pledge to drink a fatal amount of alcohol. This week the court announced it will review the negligence case stemming from David Bogenberger’s death at Northern Illinois University in 2012. The big issue in...