Illinois Sheriffs' Association http://wuis.org en State Legislation Hints At Marijuana Legalization http://wuis.org/post/state-legislation-hints-marijuana-legalization <p>Last year, Illinois approved medical use of marijuana after years of debating the issue.&nbsp;&nbsp; But could Illinois be closer to following the lead of some other states that have given the o-k to recreational use?&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Lee Strubinger 23009 at http://wuis.org State Legislation Hints At Marijuana Legalization Should Students Get Miranda Warnings? http://wuis.org/post/should-students-get-miranda-warnings <p>Illinois lawmakers are considering what steps police should have to take before questioning kids at school.</p><p>The legislation would basically make police read kids their Miranda rights — that they can remain silent, and anything they say can be used against them in court.</p><p>It would also make police notify parents they have the opportunity to be present during questioning.</p><p>Sen. Kim Lightford, a Democrat from Maywood, calls it a "student bill of rights."</p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 14:23:44 +0000 Brian Mackey 19338 at http://wuis.org Should Students Get Miranda Warnings? Sheriffs Win Round In Court Over Salaries http://wuis.org/post/sheriffs-win-round-court-over-salaries <p></p><p>An Illinois appellate court has ruled for county sheriffs who seek to restore salary cuts imposed by state lawmakers. &nbsp;</p><p>The Quad City Times reports (http://bit.ly/1eFaJcq) the 5th District Appellate Court overturned a Franklin County judge's dismissal of a complaint that Gov. Pat Quinn and the General Assembly failed to budget the full amount of a state stipend. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 23:54:03 +0000 Associated Press 12823 at http://wuis.org Sheriffs Win Round In Court Over Salaries