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Illinois domestic battery prosecutions: reviewing the law and penalties

March 13, 2013
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Domestic battery is one of the most common criminal charges prosecuted in Illinois courts. The number of arrests is so large that most courthouses have a courtroom that is dedicated to hearing these cases only. All courthouses in Cook County have one or more courtrooms dedicated to hearing these cases. For examples, all Chicago arrests […]

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Investigative alerts allow Chicago police to make false arrests without warrants or probable cause

March 6, 2013
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With the help of local media, the public is learning more about a dubious practice by the Chicago Police Department of making warrantless arrests based on questionable information. The Tribune reported the story of Frank Craig, an Army veteran who sued the City of Chicago for his arrest in 2006. Police officers arrested him inside […]

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