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.”
Prosecutors say the theft, allegedly committed over the course of seven years, was so clever it would have been almost impossible to detect.
“I’m mad. It is un-American, it is wrong, and we have to make sure that this gets fixed,” Missouri’s senior senator said.
St. Louis County issued only one texting-while-driving ticket in 2012 while statewide just 70 tickets were issued.
Ann Callis has been mentioned as a potential candidate for Congress.
Alderman Shane Cohn has introduced a bill repealing a city law that forbids the practice of fortunetelling. Under current law it is a misdemeanor.