Archive, September 2014.

Getting stopped by the police may make some people nervous, even when they haven’t done anything wrong. In some cases, a police stop can be a quick encounter that takes minutes out of the day; in other cases, the stop could result in arrest. Whatever the reason for the stop, it is important to always know your rights as you encounter police officers.
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A new Illinois law that goes into effect on January 1, 2015, seeks to give people with a criminal background a fair chance at employment. The Job Opportunities for Qualified Applicants Act, signed into law by Governor Quinn on July 19, 2014, prohibits employers from asking most potential employees about their criminal history during the initial stages of a job application. The law applies to employers with 15 or more employees in the previous or current calendar year.
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With Illinois joining the list of states that allow the use of marijuana for medical treatment, there are some changes to the Illinois law on driving under the influence (DUI) geared to accommodate the medical marijuana law. The medical marijuana law, known officially as the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act, was signed into law last year. The law allows a person with a prescription to legally use marijuana in order to treat symptoms of a debilitating medical condition or lessen any pain associated with it.
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