SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – A 32-year-old Illinois law that requires juveniles accused of the most serious crimes to be charged as adults may be discriminatory, prevents judges from exercising their judgment and makes it more likely that those who are convicted will commit violent crimes in the future, according to a study due out Tuesday. 515 more words
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Illinois voters will consider a constitutional amendment this fall aimed at scuttling attempts at voter suppression after Senate action Thursday.
The Senate voted 52-0 to approve the idea brought forth by House Speaker Michael Madigan, a powerful Democrat concerned about other states’ actions to add requirements for voting or limit when it’s done. 300 more words
CHICAGO (CBS) – Students and parents from Chicago charter schools boarded two dozen busses Tuesday morning for a trip to Springfield to lobby lawmakers who are considering a raft of bills charter advocates see as a threat. 271 more words
Updated 03/26/14 – 2:13 p.m.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Gov. Pat Quinn outlined his case Wednesday for making Illinois’ temporary income tax increase permanent, predicting “extreme and radical” budget cuts to schools and services without additional revenue. 870 more words
Updated 03/26/14 – 10:55 a.m.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to propose making Illinois’ temporary income tax increase permanent in order to avoid massive budget cuts when he presents his election year budget address Wednesday, according to lawmakers briefed on his plans. 863 more words
(Springfield, IL) – Op-Ed: Where does the Illinois heroin crisis stand today?
“While Chicago remains a hub for the heroin trade in the U.S., an increased availability of purer, cheaper heroin that can be effectively snorted has contributed to the expansion of what once was primarily an urban issue into a problem affecting users in a wide variety of areas and demographics, especially youth in suburban Cook Co. 463 more words