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Officials brace for criminal code revise

CROWN POINT | The first major overhaul of the state's criminal code in decades will go into effect Tuesday. 

June 29, 2014 9:30 pm

Reid on wrong side of Nevada grazing dispute

You've got to love it. Sen. Harry Reid says we can't have American citizens thinking they can violate the law in referring to protesters, some armed, facing off with their weapons down paramilitary goons carrying machine guns who have Tasered nonviolent protesters, beaten women and put attac…

April 28, 2014 12:00 am

Obama, Holder should heed Truman's advice

Here is the foundation of America's law, according to Democratic President Harry Truman addressing the attorney generals conference on Feb. 15, 1950. Perhaps someone can tell President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder.

June 16, 2013 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: Israeli student shares perfect salad for Holy Week

FROM the FARM: Israeli student shares perfect salad for Holy Week

Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.

March 27, 2013 12:00 am

Illinois House committee endorses ban on drivers' use of hand-held cellphones

SPRINGFIELD | A proposal to ban the use of hand-held cellphones while driving a car was endorsed in a House committee Wednesday.

February 20, 2013 8:00 pm

Americans must decide how to respond to Newtown

No words can adequately describe the Connecticut shootings. What to do? Sadly, too often no pound of cure exists to undo that causative ounce of prevention.

December 25, 2012 12:00 am

New law toughens penalties for senior fraud

A new Illinois law that takes effect this month imposes harsher penalties on people who defraud seniors and makes it easier to go after low-level fraud.

January 22, 2012 11:00 pm

Among new Illinois laws: No dumping electronics

CHICAGO | Receive a new computer for Christmas? Finally replaced that old cell phone? Ready to toss the fax machine?

January 01, 2012 11:30 pm

New Illinois laws kick in Thursday

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | llinois' lists of laws will get a little longer Thursday.

June 30, 2010 10:48 am
New liquor law prompts training

New liquor law prompts training

VALPARAISO | With the state's new liquor carding law set to take hold Thursday, there is speculation an increased number of minors may ask adults to buy alcohol for them.

June 30, 2010 12:00 am Related

How will new state laws affect you?

INDIANAPOLIS | Mandatory carding for alcohol purchases may be the most visible new law to take effect Thursday, but it's certainly not the only one.

June 27, 2010 12:00 am
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