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The Majority That Wasn't: When 50% of the Vote Just Isn't Good Enough

http://ilnews.org

A man won - or so he thought - an election with 52 percent of the vote. But city bureaucrats won't let him take his seat because of the strange way they define a majority.

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Created by RottingNation 1 year 25 weeks ago – Made popular 1 year 25 weeks ago
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Illinois Traffic Stop Raises Concerns About Drug Searches, Police Dogs

http://www.huffingtonpost.com

Last December, filmmaker Terrance Huff and his friend Jon Seaton were returning to Ohio from St. Louis. As they drove through a small town in Illinois, a police officer pulled Huff's over for an alleged unsafe lane change. Over the next hour, the police officer interrogated the two men, employing a variety of police tactics aimed at tricking them into giving up their Fourth Amendment rights. Fortunately, this was all recorded.

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Teen arrested after allegedly ranking girls on Facebook

http://news.cnet.com

Allegedly he posted a comprehensive list, ranking 50 of his female classmates. It apparently included some rather predictable criteria. There was allegedly a subjective bio of each girl, coupled with separate ratings for their faces and bodies and references to race, ethnicity, and alleged sexual behavior. There was also an indicator of whether their "stock" might be in the ascendancy or not.

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Created by Renniks 3 years 20 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 20 weeks ago
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Hell no, we won't go... out of our way to collect sales taxes

http://arstechnica.com

Amazon is no fan of collecting state sales taxes, and it's ready to play hardball once again in its attempt to avoid the levy. An e-mail sent from the company to all of its Illinois affiliates this morning warns that, should Illinois Governor Pat Quinn sign a just-passed tax bill, Amazon is cutting off every affiliate in Illinois.

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Created by assawyer 3 years 38 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 38 weeks ago
Category: Taxes, Fees & Fines   Tags:
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Yo Dawg, I heard you like Taxes, Livonia mulling 1% fee on taxes

http://www.freep.com

Livonia might charge its residents a 1% administrative fee to collect their property taxes, beginning with the December tax bill.

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Created by Renniks 3 years 51 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 51 weeks ago
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Illinois: Where Recording On-Duty Cops Is Treated Like Sexual Assault

http://reason.com

Illinois charges you with a Class I felony for recording cops; it's punishable by 4 to 15 years in prison.

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Created by iconoclast2007 4 years 19 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 18 weeks ago
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Kankakee Taser incident

http://www.chicagotribune.com

school district investigating unsanctioned Taser demonstration by officer in which child was hospitalized

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Created by coylefoto 4 years 37 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 36 weeks ago
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