Criminal Background Checks

Medical marijuana. (Credit: CBS)

Rauner Issued Medical Marijuana Licenses Before FBI Background Checks

Gov. Bruce Rauner issued the licenses Monday after conducting an internal review that noted flaws in former Gov. Pat Quinn’s handling of the license process. But Rauner’s announcement didn’t mention the lack of national criminal background checks for the new industry he’d just launched.

02/06/2015

A Man Uses A Computer Mouse. (AP Photo)

New Law Protects Users Of Online Dating Sites

Illinois now has a new law to keep you safe when you date online.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2012

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Lawmakers Push For Background Checks For Online Daters

Illinois lawmakers are pushing for criminal background checks for online daters.

CBS Chicago–03/29/2012

William Cellini leaves the Dirksen Federal Courthouse after he was convicted of two charges in a conspiracy to shake down a Hollywood producer for a campaign contribution to former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. (Credit: CBS)

Judge Will Hold Hearing On Cellini Juror’s Failure To Disclose Felony Convictions

Springfield power broker William Cellini won’t get an automatic mistrial after learning that a juror in his corruption trial failed to disclose her criminal record before being picked for the jury, but a federal judge will hold a hearing on the matter.

CBS Chicago–11/23/2011

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NRA: Keep Person-To-Person Gun Sales Private

The National Rifle Association wants to keep private gun sales private, and has come out against a measure to require federally-licensed gun dealerships to administer private transactions.

WBBM Newsradio–04/04/2011