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Last year, the state of Illinois enacted a ban on hand-held cell phone use while driving, making it illegal to talk or text without the use of hands-free features. As the law is now a quarter of the way through … Continue reading

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As of July 9, 2013, Illinois residents must obtain a Concealed Carry License to carry a concealed firearm in the state. The Illinois State Police Department issues permits for the same. Under both federal and Illinois law, individuals are eligible … Continue reading

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Theft, robbery, and burglary are felonies in the state of Illinois unless the value of the property damaged or taken is less than $300. Furthermore, property crimes are classified either as misdemeanors or felonies, depending on the overall property value … Continue reading

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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. ┬áIn 2012, Illinois passed the state Street Gang RICO Act designed to empower local … Continue reading

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