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Sen. Durbin Hosts Illinois Gun Control Discussion

He heard from the Chicago Police Department, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office, the Illinois State Police and suburban police officers.

01/10/2013

Democratic National Convention: Day 1

Chicago Reaches 500 Homicides This Year

The last time the city reached the 500-homicide mark was in 2008. Last year Chicago had 435 homicides.

12/28/2012

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Illinois State Senator Faces Felony Weapons Charge

State Sen. Donne Trotter was charged Wednesday with a felony count for allegedly trying to board an aircraft with a weapon.

12/05/2012

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Supreme Court Rejects Illinois Plea To Block Taping Of Police

The justices on Monday left in place a lower court ruling that found that the state’s anti-eavesdropping law violates free speech rights.

11/26/2012

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Cook County President Drops 5-Cent Per Bullet Tax

The proposed tax angered gun-rights advocates, who predicted it would drive business from Cook County and to neighboring Indiana and Wisconsin.

10/31/2012

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Illinois Supreme Court: Criminal Evidence Need Not Match Confession

Chief Justice Thomas Kilbride, writing the court’s opinion, said the additional evidence the legal standard requires must merely “tend to show” a crime was committed.

10/18/2012

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The Push Is On To Let Illinoisans Vote On Same Sex-Marriage

State Rep. David Reis is the sponsor of a proposed constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage in the state.

07/25/2012

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Illinois Reports 1st Human West Nile Case Of Year

Illinois health officials say the hot, dry weather is to blame for more mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus this year and an earlier-than-usual first human case of the illness.

07/24/2012

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Survey: No Notification When Disabled Adults Die

According to state law, the inspector general must immediately report deaths to coroners if a disabled adult died from abuse, neglect of exploitation.

07/04/2012

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The State of Chicago

State Rep. Bill Mitchell has proposed a bill to make Cook County a separate state from Illinois.

12/05/2011

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