In a case that has shocked residents of Mundelein in Lake County, a 14-year-old girl has been charged with the murder of her 11-year-old half sister by stabbing her 40 times with a kitchen knife. Unlike other Chicago-area communities, in Mundelein, weapons crimes are rare occurrences.
Chicago police arrested a man in his twenties in Humboldt Park recently after they found treats such as brownies, cookies, suckers and chocolates in his home. The confectionery contained THC, which is the active ingredient in marijuana. Police also seized 5 kg of marijuana, some hallucinogenic mushrooms and a small amount of Ecstasy. The drugs are worth nearly $180,000.
Historically, 17-year-old teens in Illinois who were charged with crimes were locked up in adult jails while awaiting prosecution. While still not old enough legally to smoke or drink, these teens were forced to miss weeks of high school because they were locked up or attending their own criminal trials, usually because of non-violent crimes such as stealing and drug trafficking.
Even when you know you shouldn’t get behind the wheel, it can be easy to give in to the temptation to drive while intoxicated. Maybe home is only a few blocks away, or you tell yourself you will have no trouble operating a vehicle. However, police throughout the state of Illinois were on the lookout for anyone who was driving under the influence this holiday season. The legal limit in Illinois is 0.08, which, for most people, means they can be pulled over and arrested for drunk driving after only a few drinks.
Being charged with any sexual misconduct crime in Illinois can carry huge penalties ranging from fines to imprisonment. However, the most frustrating thing is that it can bring about damage to your reputation and personal and professional life. You might even find yourself on the sex offender registry, placing a stigma on you that will not easily go away. This will jeopardize not just your present, but also your future life, endangering your chances to turn over a new leaf and put everything behind you.