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Category: 4th of July

911 Calls About Illegal Fireworks Skyrocket in Chicago

In the summer months, it’s not unusual for Chicagoans to hear the booming sound of fireworks lighting up the skies in the neighborhood. It’s a relatively common summer pastime.

This year, the pastime has been more popular than ever. So popular, in fact, that The Chicago Sun-Times reports that fireworks complaints to Chicago’s Office of Emergency Management are up over 700 percent over last year. That’s an interesting statistic, especially since fireworks are mostly illegal in Illinois — ours is [...]

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IL Felony Charges for Stealing Toiletries? Here’s How It Can Happen

Felonies | Shoplifting / Retail Theft | Theft

Some people assume that shoplifting is a minor crime. However, in Illinois, it’s anything but. Illinois has some of the harshest shoplifting laws on record. It’s all too easy for a momentary lapse of judgment to lead to serious felony charges.

That’s just what happened to one Illinois man recently. He is now facing five felony charges for allegedly stealing a few bottles of body wash, nails, lotion, and hand sanitizer from a Walgreens.

While he has a previous shoplifting [...]

Indecent Proposals: IL Man Allegedly Exposes Himself Looking for Sex

Indecent EXposure

It may seem like a harmless thing to relieve yourself in public if no restroom is available or it might seem exciting to get intimate with a partner in public, but both of these things can result in criminal charges in Illinois – criminal charges that have some serious penalties.

In August 2020, a man on Chicago’s Near North Side was reported to police for approaching people and exposing himself, telling them that he was looking for a woman to [...]

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