“Sex Offenders” but No Sex Crime?By Marion Buckley and J. Michael TrueSeptember 2007Article, Page 482Under the original law, some people who didn't commit sex crimes had to register as "sex offenders." The legislature addressed the issue last year with a new law that creates its own problems.
New DUI bill replaces JDPs with “monitoring device driving permits”By Helen W. GunnarssonAugust 2007LawPulse, Page 398A major overhaul of DUI law doubles the summary-suspension period and requires offenders to submit to alcohol monitoring devices in return for driving permits. Critics charge that it will produce unintended consequences, including fewer guilty pleas.
Safe Homes Act created to help reduce domestic violence- PA094-1038December 2006Illinois Law Update, Page 650The Illinois General Assembly passed the Safe Homes Act (Act) in an effort to reduce domestic violence by improving the ability of tenant victims and their families to escape "domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking."
Impersonating a military hero is a crime : PA 094-0755July 2006Illinois Law Update, Page 334Out of respect for those in the military, the Illinois General Assembly amended section 17-2 of the Criminal Code of 1961 (Code), by adding subsection (a-6). 720 ILCS 5/17-2(a-6).
Police departments typically not “victims” under restitution statuteJuly 2006Illinois Law Update, Page 334On April 6, 2006, the Illinois Appellate Court, Second District, affirmed in part and vacated in part the decision of the Circuit Court of DuPage County to order defendant Danenberger to pay restitution to the Naperville Police Department (Department) as a condition of her probation for filing a false police report.
Age lowered for tattoos and punishments increased -Pa 09 -06January 2006Illinois Law Update, Page 16The Illinois generally Assembly amended section 12-10 of the Criminal Code of 1961, 720 ILCS 5/12-10 et seq, by lowering the minimum age in subsection (a) required for a person to get a tattoo in Illinois from age 21 to age 18.