County To Begin Enforcing Courthouse Cell Phone Ban At 26th & CalFollowing a three-month grace period, Cook County will begin phasing in a ban on cell phones and other Internet-capable electronic devices at courthouses next week, starting with the Leighton Criminal Court Building at 26th and California.
Confusion Over Start Of Cell Phone Ban At Cook County CourthousesMonday was supposed to be the beginning of the no-cell phone policy, but on Friday the chief judge's office said there would be a three-month grace period. Thus, perhaps, the confusion.
Judge Re-Thinking Courthouse Cell Phone Ban, With Domestic Violence Victims In MindCook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans says a major impetus for restricting cell phones is the activity of gang members, who have used cell phones to take pictures of witnesses. CBS 2's Brad Edwards reports.
Families In Limbo As Russia Considers Banning Adoptions To U.S.A local adoption agency is encouraging people to contact their senators and congressmen to ask them to urge Russia to let those adoptions already in progress to proceed.
Local Groups Call For Assault Rifle BanThe Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence, the Chicago Clergy Coalition and gun violence victims have collected 30,000 petitions from Illinois citizens calling on the state and lawmakers to pass an assault weapons ban.
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.
Illinois Concealed Weapons Ban Tossed By CourtA federal appeals court in Chicago strikes down Illinois' ban on carrying concealed weapons.
Report: Many Lawmakers Played Favorites With Legislative ScholarshipsIf you had any doubts state lawmakers played favorites when awarding free state college scholarships over the years, doubt no more.
Governor Quinn Proposes Assault Weapons BanCalling it a "very important public safety measure for our state," Gov. Pat Quinn is proposing a ban on assault weapons in Illinois.
Will County Family Told To Get Rid Of Their ChickensA family from the southwest suburbs is involved in a game of chicken with Will County.
Orr, Alvarez Won't Fight Suits Challenging Gay Marriage BanCook County Clerk David Orr and State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez say they agree with a pair of recent lawsuits alleging the state’s ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional, and they are not fighting the effort to lift that ban.
City Council Panel Endorses Banning Minors From Tanning SalonsEmotional testimony on Wednesday spurred a City Council committee to give preliminary approval for an outright ban on people under the age of 18 using tanning parlors.
State House Votes To Ban Shark Fins, Lawmaker Wonders WhyEnvironmentalists are applauding, and at least one state representative is scratching his head, after the Illinois House voted to ban the possession of shark fins.
Des Plaines High School Bans 'Grinding' At School DancesA high school in Des Plaines is the latest to crack down on sexually suggestive dancing, or “grinding.”
City Council Approves Tax Refund Seizures, Bath Salts BanCity revenue collectors can now take your state income tax refund if you aren’t paying your parking tickets, now that the City Council has approved the plan.