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July 15th, 2021

Cannabis Laws in Chicago and Across Illinois

Weed became legal in Illinois when the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act was signed into law on June 25, 2019. The Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act made cannabis legal for adults 21 years or older beginning on January 1, 2020. However, the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act did not completely legalize the possession and use...

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June 30th, 2021

The Thin Blue Line Between Murder and Mistake

The Death of George Floyd This week, Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis Police Officer convicted for the May 20, 2020 murder of George Floyd, was sentenced to a prison term of 22 ½ years, short of the 30 years in prison the prosecutors had requested. The judicial decision went beyond the 12 ½ year sentence...

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January 11th, 2021

Hidden Cameras Lead to Criminal Charges and Lawsuits in Chicago

Recently, eleven former and current employees of Aspen Dental in Crestwood filed lawsuits for civil damages arising from illegal videotaping that occurred in the office’s bathroom area. In addition to potential money damages which may follow from the pending civil cases, criminal charges for the person accused of planting these hidden cameras have been filed...

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Written by Mitchell S. Sexner Last Updated : December 14, 2023