Illinois Articles

Square Hit with Cease and Desist Order in Illinois Square Hit with Cease and Desist Order in Illinois
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Mobile payments startup Square has apparently run afoul of the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation. In a cease and desist order sent to Square, the Illinois department says that Square is “engaged in the business of transmitting money …

Meet the Internet Posting Removal Act, an Illinois Bill That’ll Make Your Head Spin Meet the Internet Posting Removal Act, an Illinois Bill That’ll Make Your Head Spin
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State lawmakers all across the country busy at work crafting ridiculous, head-spinning laws can take the day off. There is no way they can top this. A new bill proposed in the Illinois State Senate looks to completely wipe out …

ACLU Declares Victory In Police Recording Case

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Illinois has declared victory in a court case involving Illinois’ eavesdropping statute. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit this week overturned a trial court decision and ruled that the ACLU …

Debtors Prison: Breast Cancer Survivor Jailed Over $280 Bill
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Debtors prisons haven’t been around for a long time, but apparently they’re on the verge of making a comeback. The unfortunate souls who are having a very hard time making ends meet in this turbulent economy now have something to …

Illinois Legislation Asks Dating Websites To Post Background Check Information
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Online dating has always been a risky business; you never know if you could be talking to Mr./Ms. Right or the Zodiac Killer. According to an article in the Chicago Tribune, Legislation in Springfield, Illinois, if passed, could require any …

Oprah, Illinois AG Sue Internet Marketers
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Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed consumer fraud lawsuits against three suppliers and an affiliate marketer of acai berry products charging the companies lure customers with free online trial offers via aggressive Internet marketing tactics and then charge their credit cards prematurely.

Illinois To Ban Social Networks?

There’s a lot of talk surrounding a bill currently being proposed by Alaska senator Ted Stevens, which would place restrictions on access to social networks within public schools. Legislation introduced in Illinois, however, seeks to completely ban these sites from the state’s schools.

Illinois state senator Matt Murphy, a republican, has introduced a bill entitled the “Social Networking Web Site Prohibition Act” which would effectively ban the surfing of any social network sites from computers in public school libraries.

Illinois General Assembly Chooses Google

Another branch of the U.S. government-more like a small twig, really-has chosen its side in the never-ending fight between Google and Microsoft. A Google search engine, in place of a Microsoft product, now backs the Illinois General Assembly Web site.