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Month: December 2016


Domestic Violence Education for Illinois Hairdressers?
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Domestic Violence Education for Illinois Hairdressers?

If you regularly visit a barber or hairdresser, you know how special the relationship to a stylist can be. You probably spend time chatting about your job, family, relationships, and so on.

 

For many people, their hairdresser is also their friend, confidante, and sometimes even doctor or therapist. Because of this, many stylists learn information about abuse or violence within a client’s home.

 

Now, Illinois law is recognizing this relationship between stylist and client and the potential for … Read More

Chicago’s “Mayor of Chinatown” Gets Prison for Money Laundering
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Chicago’s “Mayor of Chinatown” Gets Prison for Money Laundering

If you live around Chicago’s Chinatown, you may have heard about the scandal involving the area’s famed chef, Tony Hu.

 

Before the FBI searched his restaurant and found evidence of him laundering money and cooking the books to avoid millions of dollars in taxes, Hu’s story was the classic tale of the American Dream. His recent sentencing, however, added an orange jumpsuit to his rags-to-riches story.

 

Who Really Is Tony Hu?

 

Hu grew up on a farm in … Read More

Chicago Set to See Most Murders in One Year Since 1997
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Chicago Set to See Most Murders in One Year Since 1997

Early in the morning on Thursday, December 1st, Chicago Police found a 19-year old man shot to death on the West Side. The gunshot wounds penetrated his head and chest. By the end of the day, no arrests had been made related to the fatal shooting – but Chicago’s Police and local media did have a very important announcement: this case was the 701st Chicago homicide in 2016.

 

That’s right. In less than one year, our city has experienced … Read More

When Is Chicago Drug Possession Charged As a More Serious Crime?
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When Is Chicago Drug Possession Charged As a More Serious Crime?

In the world of drug crimes, charges are divided into three main categories: possession (holding drugs), distribution (selling drugs), and trafficking (typically – though not necessarily – moving drugs).

 

These definitions are pretty straightforward, and it’s fairly well known that trafficking and distribution are more severe drug crimes than possession. So if you are caught merely holding drugs, and there is no concrete evidence of you moving or distributing the drugs, you won’t face harsh penalties, right?

 

Not … Read More

You’ve Been Charged with a Felony…Now What?
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You’ve Been Charged with a Felony…Now What?

When you face felony charges, the road ahead may be unclear. You know that a felony conviction could mean years in jail or big fines, but what happens in between a charge and a conviction? How do people defend themselves? When do you have to go to court?

 

There are a few steps between when you first hear the charges against you and those charges either get dropped or dismissed or you get sentenced. Knowing what’s ahead will help … Read More