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Two bald eaglets that have been raised at Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation in Barrington were released to the wild on Nov. 12, 2011. (Photo courtesy Phil Hampel)

Wildlife Rescue Group Seeking “Good Samaritan” Law In Illinois

Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation Center executive director Dawn Keller said, under current Illinois law, even if you just picked up an injured or sick wild animal and took it to a center like Flint Creek, you could face arrest.


No Free Parking A Major Change For Drivers With Disabilities

The Illinois Secretary of State’s office is getting out the word: big changes are coming soon for drivers with disabilities.


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Illinois Supreme Court Upholds Parental Notification Abortion Law

The Illinois Supreme Court ended a lengthy and emotionally charged legal appeal over an abortion notification law Thursday, clearing the way for the state to begin enforcing a 1995 measure that requires doctors to notify a girl’s parents 48 hours before the procedure.


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New State ‘RICO’ Law Leads To Street Gang Arrests

Racketeering and conspiracy charges were filed against 23 defendants who are primarily top leaders and members of the Black Souls gang, Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez said.


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Electronics Recyclers Collecting A Lot More Under New Law

The state of Illinois’ new electronic recycling law appears to be taking a mega-bite out of landfills just in its first two months.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2012

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New Law Requires Photo ID To Buy Some Drain Cleaners

A new state law requires those who buy industrial drain cleaners and other caustic substances to provide photo identification and sign a log.

WBBM Newsradio–01/05/2012

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New State Law Allows Schools To Stock Emergency Allergy Medicine

Illinois school children with potentially fatal allergies will be able to get help faster thanks to a new state law.

CBS Chicago–08/16/2011

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State Passes Law Against Shining Lasers At Aircraft

It’s a growing problem facing all kinds of aircraft – lasers aimed at cockpits that can leave pilots temporarily blinded. Illinois lawmakers have now made the act illegal at the state level.

CBS Chicago–07/22/2011

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Palatine Going After Smokers Violating Law

Palatine police are going after smokers who are violating state law.

CBS Chicago–06/28/2011

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Legislation Would Preserve Craft Brewers’ Right To Distribute

Some proposed legislation in Springfield has Anheuser-Busch hopping mad, but microbreweries are hoping it will pass.

CBS Chicago–04/13/2011

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New State Law Targets Large-Scale Merchandise Theft

Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation that cracks down on those responsible for large-scale theft of retail merchandise.

WBBM Newsradio–02/24/2011

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Proposed State Law Would Help Microbrewers

Microbreweries could have it a bit easier under a proposed new state law, as long as they stay small.

WBBM Newsradio–02/07/2011

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New Teeth Behind Orders Of Protection

Orders of protection will have tougher teeth behind them under one of the new laws taking effect in the New Year.

WBBM Newsradio–12/30/2010

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State Enacts New Policy For Keeping Roadkill

Illinois drivers involved in deer-car collisions will have an extra step to take this season if they want to keep their kill.