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Hacker Extorts Bitcoin Ransom From Illinois Police Department

AP | Posted 02.22.2015 | Technology

A suburban Chicago police department paid a hacker a $500 ransom to restore access to data on a police computer that the hacker had disabled through the use of an increasingly popular type of virus.

Illinois Police Ticket Quotas Now a Thing of the Past

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.24.2014 | Politics
Matthew Dietrich

Last week, Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law a measure that bans police departments from setting ticket quotas for their officers, which takes effect immediately for local, county and state police.

Cops Come Out Against Illinois Concealed-Carry Bill

Posted 06.21.2011 | Chicago

Next week, the Illinois House is expected to vote on a controversial concealed carry bill. Thousands of pro-gun activists rallied in Springfield to su...

Lawsuit Over Illinois Deputy's Alleged Stun Gun Abuse Of Children Settled For $750,000

AP | JIM SUHR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. — A federal lawsuit that accused a southern Illinois sheriff's deputy of zapping three children with a stun gun at an emerg...

Illinois Drivers Face Late Night Seat Belt Crackdown

The Expired Meter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Buckle up drivers! Illinois state troopers and local law enforcement will be cracking down on safety belt scofflaws in advance of Memorial Day by s...