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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

Springfield Man Sentenced to 32 Years for Drug Trafficking
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Springfield Man Sentenced to 32 Years for Drug Trafficking

Of all criminal offenses – state or federal – drug trafficking cases have some of the longest jail sentences.

 

Just ask Deauntee Q. Mosby. The 24-year old Springfield man recently pled guilty to participating in a conspiracy to distribute 100 grams of heroin. Earlier this month, he was sentenced to 32 years in federal prison without parole.

 

What Happened to Send Mosby to Prison for More Than Three Decades?

 

The story begins when Mosby was stopped by … Read More