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.Read more »
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.Read more »
The Illinois Supreme Court announced Tuesday that it will start allowing cameras and recorders in state courtsRead more »
75 years in for videotaping the police. Shied laws increasingly popular in US. 12 states now have laws prohibiting citizens from recording police.Read more »
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.Read more »
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.Read more »
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.Read more »
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.Read more »
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.Read more »
Believe it or not, a lawyer is trying to steal a lot money from a lot of people.Read more »
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