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Archives for: March 11th, 2021

Illinois LGBTQ Students Have Increased Protections Again

Title IX was created in 1972 by the Department of Education to help secure the rights of students, stating they cannot be discriminated against on the basis of their sex.

This legislation dictates that education programs or activities that receive financial assistance from the federal government face consequences if they are found to discriminate.

Under the former administration, Title IX protections as they related to LGBTQ+ students were rolled back. It was the position of the previous administration’s Department of [...]

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How Aggravating Factors Can Affect Your IL Sentence

Aggravating Factors

Sometimes after a crime takes place, the perpetrator finds themselves in more serious trouble than they initially expected. Some charges contain what we call aggravating factors – and these factors can significantly worsen the penalties for a crime.

Recently, a man on a Chicago train in the Cermak Road area was stabbed in the face. Police don’t know what motivated the attack yet, but any discovered motivations could be considered aggravating factors in the crime. These could increase the sentencing [...]

IL Domestic Violence Prosecutions Down, But You Can Still Be Charged

Domestic Assault | Domestic Battery | Domestic Violence

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every single aspect of our lives, including how we get along with people in our own household.

According to the Illinois Domestic Violence Hotline, tensions between people quarantined together at home have resulted in more calls to the hotline in 2020. In fact, they report a 16 percent increase in the overall calls compared to the same time in the previous year.

Yet even as calls for help from domestic violence situations skyrocketed, the number [...]

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