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

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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Illinois Traffic Stop Raises Concerns About Drug Searches, Police Dogs

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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The Illinois Supreme Court allows cameras in court

Posted January 24th, 2012 by lawson_jl
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The Illinois Supreme Court announced Tuesday that it will start allowing cameras and recorders in state courts

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75 years for videotaping the police.

Posted December 2nd, 2011 by alisium
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75 years in for videotaping the police. Shied laws increasingly popular in US. 12 states now have laws prohibiting citizens from recording police.

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Teen arrested after allegedly ranking girls on Facebook

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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Chicago's finest beats 15yo for un-tucked shirt.

A Dolton cop caught on camera allegedly breaking a 15-year-old special needs student's nose for failing to tuck in his shirt has a troubling history that includes killing a man in a case of disputed self-defense.The officer is now in an Indiana jail on an unrelated rape charge.Christopher Lloyd, 38, was identified today by his father, Charles Lloyd, and Dolton Mayor Ronnie Lewis as the officer who in May was videotaped by a school security camera scuffling with 15-year-old, 140-pound Marshawn Pitts at the Academy for Learning in Dolton.

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Elgin lawmaker wants drug offenders to pay for police costs

Posted April 8th, 2011 by Renniks
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Illinois state lawmakers are advancing a new proposal that could force people convicted on marijuana and meth charges to pay fines to cover the police's cost to bust them.

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Hell no, we won't go... out of our way to collect sales taxes

Posted January 7th, 2011 by assawyer
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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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Ammo Plant Calls Union's Bluff - Moving Factory to Mississippi

Posted November 8th, 2010 by Renniks
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A day after union workers rejected for a second time a contract that might have saved their jobs, the Metro East company told them it was moving about 1,000 ammunition production jobs from Metro East to Oxford, Miss.

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Lawyer suing for poker players $ based on some ridiculous IL statute.

Posted October 27th, 2010 by Lothar
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Believe it or not, a lawyer is trying to steal a lot money from a lot of people.

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