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Month: March 2017


Supreme Court on Restricting Sex Offenders’ Social Media Access
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Supreme Court on Restricting Sex Offenders’ Social Media Access

As an Illinois sex offender, the penalties and restrictions don’t stop after you serve your time. Our state, just like every other state, has a sex offender registry where your name, address, sexual criminal history, and other information are broadcasted to the public.

 

Some state are more restrictive than others. Based on the state you live in, registrants may not be allowed to come within a certain distance of a school, may not be able to work in certain … Read More

What Can Store Owners Do If They Suspect You of Retail Theft?
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What Can Store Owners Do If They Suspect You of Retail Theft?

You’re walking around a store to kill some time while you wait for friends. When you get a text that they’re ready, you head for the exit. Before you can get there though, a big security guard steps into your path and says you have to come with him.

 

When you ask why and shake your head, he grabs you and pulls you into a back office where a woman who appears to be a manager sits. They tell … Read More

Avoid a Chicago DUI This St. Paddy’s Day
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Avoid a Chicago DUI This St. Paddy’s Day

Irish or not, a lot of people in our country enjoy going out and raising a beer or three to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Here in Chicago, the holiday can be truly epic. Our city not only hosts the second-largest parade in the country – officials even temporarily turn the Chicago River green.

 

Bottom line? If you want to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day in Chicago, you definitely won’t be partying alone. This year, the festivities may even extend throughout … Read More

In Illinois, Certain Victims Increase Assault and Battery Penalties
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In Illinois, Certain Victims Increase Assault and Battery Penalties

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, you’ve undoubtedly heard about the Facebook live “torture” video. The video, which was broadcast live on Facebook, showed four teenagers beating, gagging, and torturing a teen with mental disabilities. The four were arrested after a neighbor made a noise complaint, and police believe the victim was tied up for four to five hours that day.

 

Currently, the accused teens are being held in jail without bail. Earlier … Read More

Support for Domestic Violence Victims in Chicago Is Looking Grim
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Support for Domestic Violence Victims in Chicago Is Looking Grim

A few weeks ago, we wrote about a new law in Illinois that would require hairdressers, barbers, and so on to take courses on domestic violence in case their clients were to confide in them about abuse.

 

Laws like this are a great way to educate more people about the signs of domestic violence, and the resources available to victims. Once a case is reported to police, however, the laws must be enforced and further action must be taken … Read More