Police To Get Rid Of "Booking Rooms" in Illinois SchoolsA new state law will get rid of so-called "Police booking rooms" in Illinois schools, something advocates say results in "criminalizing" students unnecessarily.
Wildlife Rescue Group Seeking "Good Samaritan" Law In IllinoisFlint 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.
Illinois Supreme Court Upholds Parental Notification Abortion LawThe 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.
New State 'RICO' Law Leads To Street Gang ArrestsRacketeering 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.
Electronics Recyclers Collecting A Lot More Under New LawThe state of Illinois’ new electronic recycling law appears to be taking a mega-bite out of landfills just in its first two months.
New Law Requires Photo ID To Buy Some Drain CleanersA new state law requires those who buy industrial drain cleaners and other caustic substances to provide photo identification and sign a log.
New State Law Allows Schools To Stock Emergency Allergy MedicineIllinois school children with potentially fatal allergies will be able to get help faster thanks to a new state law.
State Passes Law Against Shining Lasers At AircraftIt’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.
Palatine Going After Smokers Violating LawPalatine police are going after smokers who are violating state law.
Legislation Would Preserve Craft Brewers' Right To DistributeSome proposed legislation in Springfield has Anheuser-Busch hopping mad, but microbreweries are hoping it will pass.
New State Law Targets Large-Scale Merchandise TheftGov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation that cracks down on those responsible for large-scale theft of retail merchandise.
Proposed State Law Would Help MicrobrewersMicrobreweries could have it a bit easier under a proposed new state law, as long as they stay small.
New Teeth Behind Orders Of ProtectionOrders of protection will have tougher teeth behind them under one of the new laws taking effect in the New Year.
State Enacts New Policy For Keeping RoadkillIllinois drivers involved in deer-car collisions will have an extra step to take this season if they want to keep their kill.