In this Oct. 3, 2012 file photo, marijuana plants are seen in Chicago where officers say they discovered two football fields worth of pot plants growing on the city's South Side.
Teresa Crawford/Associated Press
March 26, 2016

Illinois Lawmakers Give Pot Decriminalization Another Try

State lawmakers are advancing another attempt to decriminalize possessing small amounts of marijuana, removing the possibility of jail time. But they face strong opposition from law enforcement and anti-pot advocates.

Champaign Police Officer Matt Rush
Champaign Police Department
February 23, 2016

No Charges Against Champaign Officer Matt Rush

Champaign County State’s Attorney Julia Rietz says she won’t be filing criminal charges against Champaign police officer Matt Rush. Rush has been the subject of four excessive force lawsuits – three of them, to date, resulting in settlements.

Illinois Supreme Court Building
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February 23, 2016

Illinois Makes Cameras-In-Court Policy Permanent

The Illinois Supreme Court has deemed a four-year pilot program allowing media coverage at certain trials a success and is making the policy permanent.  

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