Crime & Corruption

Poll: Most voters support legalizing, decriminalizing marijuana in Illinois
Mar 27, 2017

Illinoisans appear to be warming up to the idea of legalizing marijuana for recreational...

Legalizing marijuana in Illinois faces political hurdles, many questions
Mar 24, 2017

NOTE: We're holding a virtual town hall meeting at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 28, with experts on thi...

Illinois lawmakers propose legalizing, taxing recreational marijuana amid budget woes
Mar 22, 2017

Two Democratic lawmakers have proposed legalizing, regulating and taxing recreational marijuana i...

Rauner signs major bipartisan criminal justice reform bill into law
Mar 10, 2017

Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday signed into law legislation touted as the “most comprehensive crimi...

AG Madigan announces Top 10 Illinois consumer complaints, increase in student loan debt scams
Mar 06, 2017

An annual report released by Attorney General Lisa Madigan Monday shows her office received fewer...

Fact Check: Are Latinos more or less likely to call the police when victims of a crime?
Mar 01, 2017

This article from PolitiFact is reprinted here because of a collaboration between Reboot Illino...

Civil rights leaders worried over 'chilling' impact of Trump administration
Feb 23, 2017

Illinois civil rights leaders are expressing concern over a “chilling” cultural climate facin...

Durbin spot on about the geography of Chicago gun violence
Feb 23, 2017

This article also appears on the website of PolitiFact Illinois, an exclusive partnership between...

Rep. Mitchell introduces bill to end cash bond in Illinois
Feb 10, 2017

Tyler Smith lost both of his jobs and nearly the apartment he shares with his mother after spendi...

Immigrants falling victim to scams in wake of Trump's executive order
Feb 03, 2017

Scammers are capitalizing on immigrants who are fearing the fallout of President Trump's executiv...

Lisa Madigan warns of wave of tech support scams hitting Illinois
Feb 02, 2017

Illinoisans should hang up the phone immediately if they’re getting unsolicited tech support ad...

Lawmakers, biz groups, unions react to Rauner's State of the State Address
Jan 25, 2017

Reactions and responses to Gov. Bruce Rauner's 2017 State of the State Address Gov. Bruc...

Full text: Gov. Rauner's 2017 State of the State Address
Jan 25, 2017

Following is a transcript of Gov. Bruce Rauner's 2017 State of the State Address Good afternoo...

From drug sentencing to commutation, Obama altered prison landscape
Jan 09, 2017

This article from PolitiFact is reprinted here because of a collaboration between Reboot Illino...

Illinois is extra vulnerable when it comes to identity theft
Jan 06, 2017

Are you noticing a few unauthorized charges in your bank account after this holiday season? Well,...


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