January 6, 2018
A lawsuit against the mugshot industry passed it's first big hurdle -- a motion to dismiss. The Judge dismissed a few counts, but allowed the case to move forward on the basis of the Right to Publicity laws in Illinois and Florida, a specific mugshot related law in Illinois, and the Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices law in Florida.
January 28, 2016
Though the legislators tried to make it easy, they could have probably done a better job. One of the more expansive laws is in Illinois - but it is also one of the harder ones to understand. Our Expeal Quick Guide gives you the breakdown necessary to actually use it to seal or expunge your record.
January 27, 2016
With one of the broadest - and most confusing - laws in the country, there are a variety of ways to qualify to seal or expunge your record in Illinois. It is also unique in that it allows a number of felony convictions to be sealed from your record. Learn about whether or not you qualify.
The first Chicago official to lose their job over the Laquan McDonald shooting scandal was a big one. Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, known for having been poached from the NYPD by the Newark PD and then the Chicago PD, was asked to resign by Mayor Rahm Emanuel this morning.