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    Teen driving deaths down significantly since 2007

    by  • October 23, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Teen driving deaths are down almost 60 percent in Illinois since 2007. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, 58 teenagers died in car accidents in 2012, down from 144 in 2007. Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White attributes that drop to the state’s stronger Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) program, which took effect in...

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    Lawsuit: Ill. Parole revocation hearings “a sham”

    by  • October 23, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois authorities systematically violate the rights of thousands of parolees by sending them back to prison for alleged violations in hurried, convoluted hearings — often with no lawyers available for guidance, a new class-action lawsuit alleges. The 21-page suit filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago late Tuesday by prisoners’ rights...

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    Lawmaker turns table on Quinn for not doing job

    by  • October 23, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Several months after Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn vetoed legislators’ salaries from the state budget — one lawmaker wants to turn the tables on him. Rep. David Harris, R – Arlington Heights, says it’s his contention Quinn and his staff haven’t done their job, because it’s a cooperative venture here in the state, between the...

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