Daily Legal News Archive

Monday, July 23, 2018

A Chicago man has initiated a class action complaint against the city, claiming its penalties for minor violations like parking tickets or missing car window stickers are so punitive – particularly against those “least able to pay them” – that they violate state law.

From: 
Cook County Record

As the pages on the calendar fly by, U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood’s rhetoric is heating up about the lack of a top prosecutor for central Illinois.

From: 
East Peoria Times-Courier

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation to better protect state workers in vulnerable positions. The measure requires law enforcement agencies "to make all reasonable efforts to assist" Department of Children and Family Services workers when requested. It also allows officers to cross jurisdictions to provide that protection.

From: 
WTHI-TV 10

A conservative political group is suing to overturn the Illinois campaign law restricting so-called independent expenditure committees.

From: 
WSIU

Fishing always involves a certain amount of luck. And one Decatur angler recently decided to take a chance with a jury when he was ticketed for what Illinois Department of Natural Resources Conservation Police said was an undersized crappie he pulled from Lake Decatur.

From: 
Herald & Review