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Aug 9, 2019
One-third of the 23 pedestrian deaths so far this year happened while the pedestrians were in a marked crosswalk, officials...
Aug 8, 2019
Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signed a new law that is designed to protect survivors of domestic violence on Wednesday, Aug. 7. “For too long, survivors of domestic violence have feared retaliation from their abusers while seeking refuge, but this new law takes a step forward in protecting victims as they...
Jul 18, 2019
Sterigenics will be cleared to resume operations at its suburban Willowbrook facility after installing new equipment intended to dramatically reduce emissions of cancer-causing ethylene oxide, state and company officials announced Wednesday. An agreement filed in DuPage County Circuit Court absolves the Oak Brook-based company of any liability with state regulators...
Jul 9, 2019
As cases of children facing abuse and losing their lives continue to stun the public, lawmakers are looking for answers from the government agency tasked with keeping them safe: the Department of Children and Family Services. The deaths of 17-month-old Semaj Crosby, 2-year-old Ja’hir Gibbons and 5-year-old AJ Freund brought...
Jun 19, 2019
Poor communication between law enforcement and medical staff violated patient rights standards in the case of a newborn who was cut from his mother’s womb and brought to a suburban hospital with another woman, according to a federal inspection. The finding was included in a six-page report on the inspection...
Jun 3, 2019
Backers of the “Fix the FOID” act, which was largely a response to a mass shooting in Aurora in February, have vowed to bring back the measure for another try. Proponents say the bill is needed to strengthen background checks for gun owners and provide more funding to better enforce...
May 21, 2019
Illinois Lawyers Assistance Program helps lawyers, judges, law students and other legal professionals with mental health disorders.   The training held at two locations on June 21, 2019, will earn attorneys Professionalism/Ethics Credits including the Mental Health and Substance Abuse requirement. The volunteers will learn about:   support services and...
May 16, 2019
New legislation introduced late Wednesday afternoon in Springfield would, for the first time, require gun owners to be fingerprinted. Under the proposal, a Firearm Owners Identification Card would surge in price from $10 to $50 and the duration of the card would be cut in half from ten years to...
May 14, 2019
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May 7, 2019
Gary Martin told one employee, “If I get fired, I’m going to kill every mother*****r in here” and “I am going to blow police up.” But the employee did not report the comments because he believed that Martin “was always making ‘off the wall’ statements,” according to an official review...