Coronavirus Court Closures, Social Distancing, and Working From Home

By:  Tim Black Sometimes it takes a little Coronavirus Court Closures, a little social distancing, and a little working from home to realize how much you love your job.  As I sit at my dining room table, surrounded by the mess … Continue reading

The Legalization of Marijuana is Finally Here! Update: Governor Pardons Over 11,000 Low-Level Convictions

On New Year’s Eve, the night before the long-anticipated legalization of marijuana for recreational use in Illinois, Governor Pritzker pardoned over 11,000 people with low-level marijuana convictions. Illinois is the first state to include a process for those previously convicted of … Continue reading

Marijuana Legalization is coming soon to Illinois- Here’s the Bill that could finish the process

About three weeks ago, Governor J.B. Pritzker and his allies revealed their planned bill for Recreational Marijuana legalization. The proposed legislation is an amendment to Senate Bill 7 and one of its main features is allowing persons over the age … Continue reading

Wrongfully convicted men weigh in on Clutter’s proposed legislation to Kwame Raoul

-Just recently, this blog covered Bill Clutter’s crusade to get Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul to consider creating an independent statewide conviction integrity unit that would review possible cases of wrongful convictions. Clutter is best known for his co-founding of … Continue reading

Parking Ticket Victory – Chalk it Up to the Fourth Amendment

By: Tim Black Any avid reader of the LauraLaw Blog knows just how much I love the underdog.  Whether you’re nabbed by a red light camera or inundated with parking tickets, I feel your pain; and if you fight like … Continue reading