Illinois Lays Off Pot Cops Because Of Budget ProblemsThe Chicago Sun-Times reports the Illinois State Police stopped paying a special team of officer at the end of June while Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Democratic-controlled Legislature continue their disagreement over a budget that was supposed to take effect July 1.
Cook County Sheriff: Enforcing Cell-Phone Ban At Courthouses Will Be ChallengingBeginning Jan. 14, cell phones will be banned for most people at Cook County courthouses. Sheriff Tom Dart is concerned about the logistics of the policy shift.
Police To Target Drunken Drivers Statewide During Labor Day HolidayThe Illinois Department of Transportation has announced the opening of its Labor Day effort called, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled over.”
New Curfew Begins Sunday, Emanuel Reminds ParentsChicago’s new, earlier curfew goes into effect Sunday, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel is reminding families about the move to keep children safe.
McCarthy: Police Ready To Enforce New Curfew LawPolice Supt. Garry McCarthy says his department is more than ready to enforce the city’s expanded curfew law, despite a manpower shortage.
Emanuel Pushes Ordinance To Enforce Right Of Way For PedestriansMayor Rahm Emanuel is proposing a new ordinance that might make it easier and safer to walk around downtown Chicago.
2 Suburbs: No Amnesty For Running Red Lights In BlizzardWhile most drivers unlucky enough to have had to drive during the Blizzard of 2011 will be let off the hook for any slips through a red light, at least two suburban police departments are saying 'no amnesty.'
No More Free Parking At MetersThere are no more breaks at parking meters in the city because of snow on the ground.
Crosswalk Crackdown? Not So MuchPolice last spring began enforcing a new state law protecting pedestrians at crosswalks, but the crackdown seems to have faded months later.