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New Illinois Law Legalizing Marijuana in 2020: Frequently Asked Questions

In this article, we explain the new Illinois marijuana law that goes into effect in 2020.  We answer questions about the new law which makes it legal to possess a certain amount of recreational marijuana, to smoke marijuana recreationally in certain places, and to obtain and sell a license to grow and sell recreationally.

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How to Correct Your Criminal Record in Illinois

In this article, we explain how to correct errors on your criminal record in Illinois.  We explain the Illinois criminal record Access and Review Process, how to request a copy of your FBI criminal history, how to request Illinois criminal records, and how to challenge your Illinois criminal history.

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What is the Definition of Child Abuse and Neglect in Illinois?

In this article we explain the definitions of child abuse and chid neglect in Illinois according to the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act (325 ILCS 5/) .  

In a previous article, How to Remove a Child From the Parent’s Custody, we explained how to report child abuse or neglect to the DCFS, what types of professionals are responsible for reporting abuse or neglect, the penalties for failing to report, and the process that occurs after child abuse or neglect are reported.  We also explained how to directly file a petition to have the State’s attorney remove an abused or neglected child from the parent’s custody.  

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