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Supreme Court Holds Unconstitutional A Ban On Guns Within 1000 Feet Of A Public Park

The regulation of firearms continues to be an evolving and controversial topic.   In People v. Chairez, 2018 IL 121417, the Illinois Supreme Court held that a law prohibiting firearm possession within 1,000 of a public park was unconstitutional. In particular,… Continue Reading →

How the Supreme Court’s Ruling in “Carle Foundation” Affects Local Tax Bases

As an update to previous articles on the Carle Foundation case, on March 23rd, the Supreme Court has decided to vacate the appellate court’s decision and to remand the case to the circuit court for further proceedings.  Carle Foundation v… Continue Reading →

Statute Prohibiting Child Sex Offenders in Parks Held Unconstitutional

In People v. Pepitone, the Third District Appellate Court of Illinois examined a case where the defendant was convicted of being a child sex offender in a public park under Section 11-9.4-1(b) of the Criminal Code of 2012. Surprisingly, the… Continue Reading →

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