The 4th Circuit’s rejection of Maryland’s handgun licensing system suggests similar schemes in other states are unconstitutional.
Children held in the Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center are routinely subjected to solitary confinement, inadequate meals, and filthy cells, according to legal documents.
Illinois Family Files Lawsuit After Police Execute Wrong-Door Raid and Allegedly Detain Them for 6 Hours
"I asked them to show me a warrant; they didn't show me nothing," a grandmother said.
An officer conducted the search of Prentiss Jackson's vehicle after claiming he could smell "a little bit of weed." It ultimately resulted in a lengthy prison term.
Stacy Davis Gates, the president of the Chicago Teachers Union, previously said school choice is for "racists."
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ACLU-Backed Complaint Says Not Renting to People With Past Evictions Is Illegal Race, Sex Discrimination
HOPE Fair Housing Center argues in a new federal complaint that an Illinois landlord's blanket refusal to rent to people with eviction records amounts to illegal sex and race discrimination.
New reasonable childhood independence laws in these states will make it easier for parents to let children enjoy the holiday.
"When the government picks and chooses among religions," the lawsuit reads, "religious liberty is threatened for all."
A preliminary injunction in Illinois may signal the demise of a long-running public policy fraud.
Democrats Choose to Advertise Failures of Single-Party Democratic Rule by Holding the 2024 DNC in Chicago
After a century of Democratic mismanagement, Chicago is hemorrhaging population, catastrophically underfunding massive pension promises, and taxing the bejeebus out of its crime-scarred residents.
There are many reasons people move, but overburdening your citizens is a good way to lose them.
According to a lawsuit, Amir Worship was sitting on the edge of his bed with his hands raised when an officer shot him, shattering his kneecap.
Illinois Department of Children and Family Services Wrongfully Jailed Children for Months, New Lawsuit Alleges
"Sometimes I even feel like they wanted me in there, because I was in there so long," said one 18-year-old who was wrongfully incarcerated for 166 days.
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear 94-year-old Geraldine Tyler's case challenging home equity theft.
An underground network in Chicago helped women terminate thousands of pregnancies amid abortion prohibition.
The law is hard to defend on logical, practical, or constitutional grounds.
"My daughter rushed to the car and she's like, 'mommy DCFS came to the school, and the lady made it sound like we weren't going to come home with you today,'" Tresa Razaaq told a local news station.
Zion’s attempts to push out unwanted renters collides with Fourth Amendment protections.
The governor and attorney general say they’ll appeal to the state Supreme Court.
And is this a good precedent to be setting?
Amendment 1 would grant public workers collective bargaining power over just about anything that affects them, ignoring the will of voters and lawmakers.
A state senator joins several local officials in federal indictments for taking bribes in exchange for contracts.
A court monitor's report found evidence of neglect and abuse of dementia patients, including signing "do not resuscitate" orders that they could not understand.
They're trying to pressure the federal government into getting organized about vaccines.
Why Didn't a 'Red Flag' Law Prevent the Illinois Mass Shooting, and Would New Federal Rules Have Mattered?
The answers underline the limitations of laws that aim to prevent this sort of crime by restricting access to firearms.
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The federal bailout of state and local governments padded the paychecks of many public employees.
Fuel retailers could face fines of $500 for failing to place signs on their pumps informing customers of the delayed implementation of the 2.2-cent increase in the state's gas tax.
The city's army of 160 speed cameras issued a ticket every 11 seconds during 2021 and generated $89 million in revenue.
There are better ways to build trust in the community than by violating the Fourth Amendment.
One of the big losers in the Illinois redistricting plan is Rep. Adam Kinzinger, a moderate Republican who voted to impeach Trump.
Will Illinois Give Government Worker Unions a Constitutional Right To Overrule Laws They Don't Like?
Taking the "public" out of public service
States Are Finally Starting To Rein in Deceptive Police Interrogation Techniques That Lead to False Confessions
Devastating examples of how coercive interrogations can lead to false confessions have led Illinois and Oregon to become the first states to limit when police can lie to suspects.
Much of what government does is tax people to try to fix problems that government caused.
A bill signed into law this month in Illinois and one awaiting governor approval in New Hampshire would let kids sell non-alcoholic beverages outside their homes.
Massive Illinois Police Reform Bill Ends Cash Bail, Limits Deadly Force, Mandates Body Cameras, and Makes It Easier To Dump Crooked Cops
Unfortunately, qualified immunity remains intact.
The tax- and corruption-heavy state has lost a quarter-million people in the past decade.