Monthly Archives: September 2014

The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, (or RICO), part of the Organized Crime Control Act of 1970, changed the way federal officials prosecute criminal organizations.  In 2012, Illinois passed the state Street Gang RICO Act designed to empower local … Continue reading

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Legislation expanding Illinois’ convicts’ right to challenge convictions based on DNA testing has moved forward in the state this year. The statute that passed through the Illinois State Senate and House in the spring has just been signed by Governor … Continue reading

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As of this summer, after Governor Pat Quinn signed new legislation, all Illinois Enforcement Agencies are prohibited from using ticket quotas to guide the issuance of traffic tickets and citations. Quinn’s statements when signing the bill demonstrate that he supports … Continue reading

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While the topic of medical marijuana in Illinois this year is a popular issue, those who qualify as patients and those who care for them are increasingly being placed in a very strange and often no-win situation in the gaps … Continue reading

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