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.
Tax hikes? Drug wars? Racial Preferences? Not today.
Who could have predicted that intolerable rules won’t be tolerated?
Lawmakers are bribing citizens with a tiny tax break in exchange for the power to jack up income tax rates down the line.
Despite an alarming increase in crime, Illinois is illegally delaying gun licenses.
An Illinois resident obtained a TRO by citing a 30-day limit, while a New Hampshire hair salon owner says the goal of her state's lockdown has been achieved.
Rep. Camille Lilly, who authored the bill, says her legislation will lead to more safety, convenience, and jobs.
In one week alone, newly legal dispensaries made $11 million in sales.
"As a matter of public policy, this system is clearly broken," says Comptroller Susana A. Mendoza.
Although Cannabis Consumers Who Own Firearms Are Federal Felons, Illinois Says They Can Keep Their Guns
The Illinois State Police confirms that people who try newly legal marijuana are not considered "unlawful users" of narcotics.
Our most troubled state enters 2020 having lost residents for six years in a row.
Which state do you think will be more successful at moving cannabis consumers to the legal market?
Illinois abolished the death penalty in 2011.
The case vividly illustrates how hate crime laws punish people for the views they express.
Mike Riggs talks with Illinois Policy Institute's Adam Schuster about how to fix the state's pension debt crisis.
While the president's mercy might be self-serving, it's not necessarily wrong.
Proposed federal legislation would move overstressed child protection systems in the wrong direction.
The City Wants to Evict This Family Because a House Guest Committed a Crime They Didn't Know About Somewhere Else
Under its "crime-free housing program," Granite City, Illinois, holds tenants strictly liable for illegal activity by a household member.
Thomas J. Franzen is going to prison for ordering too much medicine.
Voters will decide next year whether to impose it.
New York legislators also are taking another shot at legalization.
As a Deadline for Legalizing Marijuana in Illinois Approaches, a New Poll Finds Strong Public Support
According to the survey, three-fifth of voters think pot should be legal for recreational use.
Illinois Survey That Supposedly Shows Support for Legalizing Marijuana Is 'Dwindling' Actually Shows It Is Rising
An anti-pot group's own polling shows that support for legalization is up by 78 percent since November 2017.
Why did the pension board go along with the scam? Probably because its members are current officers and retirees.
The problem isn't a lack of laws, but poor implementation of those laws.
Plus: Nancy Pelosi on the "Green New Deal"; John Boehner, cannabis lobbyist
Dashcam footage shows officers kneeing, tackling, and punching Lawrence Crosby while shouting, "Stop resisting."
Malthusian predictions of global famines keep receding.
Meanwhile, meet a psychologically scarred man who disfigured himself while serving 22 years in solitary in Illinois.