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A national criminal justice agency is calling for the closure of Cook County's long-troubled Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and is suggesting the county needs to reform the way it deals with detaining juveniles.The JTDC has a storied past, complete with citations over unsanitary conditions and
City Council members in Evanston are considering a proposal that would ban hands-free devices while driving. The ordinance would be one of the toughest cell phone bans in the country, keeping all electronic devices out of driver's hands.Ald.
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is weighing in on the recent controversy between a group of University of Illinois faculty and its president. Last week, a group of 130 faculty members signed a letter calling for President Michael Hogan's resignation, saying they had no confidence in his leadership.
The Illinois Tollway board rolled out a new interactive tollway calculator Monday as part of a initiative that they say hopes to reduce the number of toll violations on the highways.The new trip planner allows drivers to plot out trips they plan to take, or pay tolls they've missed.
Sunday marks the beginning of an earlier curfew for Chicago youth. The city council approved the new curfew in July as a way to protect kids by keeping them off the streets after dark.Starting Sunday night, kids between the ages of 12 and 16 have to be indoors by 10:00 PM Sunday through Thursd