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Genetic privacy The Tribune's June 5 editorial in response to a Supreme Court ruling on DNA collection before conviction, "Solving crimes with DNA," badly misrepresents the nature of DNA collection and the intimate information that is collected through a...
— The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for police around the country to take DNA samples from people arrested for serious crimes, a major step toward expanding a national database that will match new suspects to evidence from old crime...
If law enforcement agencies had a free hand, we might all soon be living in a version of what Sting sang: "Every step you take, I'll be watching you." The advance of unmanned aerial vehicles, known as drones, has made suffocating surveillance not only...
While everyone's attention has been focused on the Illinois legislature's halting efforts to repair the state's financial mess, those who wish to dismantle the traditional family and sexual mores are busy working in the shadows. They're pushing bills...
Tribune reporterLawyers for two Roman Catholic-owned companies in Illinois and Indiana argued before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday that a law forcing them to include birth control in their employees' benefits would violate their First Amendment rights....
Lawyers for two Roman Catholic-owned companies in Illinois and Indiana argued before the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago on Wednesday that a law forcing them to include birth control in their employees' benefits would violate their First...
Clout StreetSPRINGFIELD — If Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart ever gets his drone, he could face a series of restrictions on how it can be used. The Illinois Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a measure aimed at putting in place aerial drone regulations...
After being beaten with a pan and left in the dark for hours bound to a pole, the 11-year-old girl escaped from her abusive home through a basement window and walked barefoot six blocks to the La Grange police station one summer night in 2011. "She...
Change of SubjectHighlights from the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of appeals May 8, 2012 ruling (.pdf) in ACLU v. Alvarez that was left in place today by the U.S. Supreme Court. The 2-1 majority opinion was written by Judge Diane Sykes: The......
Change of Subject"Is that recording?" asked Lindenhurst police officer Ralph Goar, referring to a pocket video camera resting on the dashboard of motorist Louis Frobe. It was the night of Aug. 15, 2010, and Goar had pulled Frobe over for allegedly driving......
"Is that recording?" asked Lindenhurst police officer Ralph Goar, referring to a pocket video camera resting on the dashboard of motorist Louis Frobe. It was the night of Aug. 15, 2010, and Goar had pulled Frobe over for allegedly driving his Honda...
The presidential election is just weeks away, and campaign signs are proliferating like spring flowers. In neighborhoods that are governed by associations, the signs often are more divisive than the candidates they support. Detractors say signs are...
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