Remembering the Richard Speck TrialBy Mark J. Phillips and Aryn Z. PhillipsNovember 2016Article, Page 46Richard Speck's brutal murder of eight student nurses in Chicago 50 years ago shocked America, and the highly publicized trial posed tough challenges to the Illinois criminal justice system.
Bath salts are a Schedule I drugSeptember 2016Illinois Law Update, Page 18On July 8, 2015, the governor signed SB 1129. The bill amends the definition of controlled substance in 720 ILCS 570/102 to include synthetic drugs.
Coming soon: The Cook County Community CourtBy Matthew HectorJune 2016LawPulse, Page 12Chicago is one of 10 grant awardees nationwide for a DOJ project to fund pilot neighborhood-focused courts that bring offenders and victims together to resolve disputes.
Another try for pot decriminalizationBy Matthew HectorMay 2016LawPulse, Page 10Proposed marijuana decriminalization legislation would adopt the governor's amendatory veto from last year, lowering the allowable possession amount and the THC level for drivers.