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Category: Illegal Fireworks

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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Do You Have to Steal Something to Be Charged with Illinois Burglary?

Burglary

Burglary is an oft-misunderstood crime.

Take the case of two 14-year-old boys in McHenry, Illinois. The juvenile suspects were arrested for the destruction of the former Just For Fun Roller Rink. The business had closed permanently in late 2020, and the boys started a fire in the empty rink. The flames quickly got out of hand.

One juvenile was charged with arson, burglary, and criminal damage to property, all felonies of varying classes. The other was charged with criminal trespass, [...]

Illinois Drug Charges? Learn about Concurrent vs. Consecutive Sentences

Drug Crimes

If you’re facing drug charges in Illinois, you may have a lot of questions. One of those might be the penalties you will face if you are found guilty—or choose to plead guilty.

In the state of Illinois, anyone pleading guilty or convicted of a crime in court is subject to the sentence for that particular crime.

For drug trafficking crimes, there’s much to understand about the structure of sentencing and how that can impact the amount of time you [...]

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