The laws signed by Gov. Pat Quinn vary from harsher punishments for repeat offenders to requiring schools to take action to prevent dating violence among teenagers.
A Boone County Circuit Court judge recently rejected the National Council on Teacher Quality’s efforts to compel release of copies of course syllabuses under the state’s open records laws.
The American Civil Liberties Union alleges that Morgan County officials are violating people’s constitutional rights by confiscating mail sent to jail detainees.
The federal prosecutor in St. Louis said Tuesday in a release that 26-year-old Carl Mathews was sentenced to 10 years in prison for forcing two women into prostitution.
According to prosecutors, Dr. Wit Jamry billed St. Louis patients for services at times when he wasn’t in town or even in the United States.
The decisions by some legal officials in Illinois come in the wake of a U.S. Court of Appeals decision that requires Illinois lawmakers to create concealed-carry legislation awaiting Gov. Quinn’s signature.
Thirty-four-year-old Greg John Campbell of Ladue pleaded guilty Friday in federal court in St. Louis to two counts of wire fraud.
A prosecutor showed the judge two videos taken from Marcus Jones’s cellphone, in which a man is heard swearing and laughing as tires squeal in the background.
Damages were calculated at $7.25 an hour to resolve the issue, adding up to $7.25 million for victims in Illinois. Legally, plaintiffs can receive eleven times the damages.
“Let’s not be antiquated, let’s get with it,” a supporter of the ban said. “Everything comes from the coasts and it’s coming this way and we are the last ones ones to get it.”