Originally published on Tue January 6, 2015 6:23 am
Some police departments in Illinois could be issuing fewer tickets in the new year.
A new state law went into effect that aims to get rid of ticket quotas.
Few police departments would ever admit to having a target number of tickets officers have to write each month. Even if there's no official policy in place, some police departments still follow a loose system.
Originally published on Mon January 5, 2015 6:14 am
Gov. Pat Quinn enters his final week in office with a speech and special session on the agenda, but it's unclear how hard lawmakers and leaders will work with the Democrat on a possible special election or other issues.
Quinn has called legislators to Springfield Thursday. He wants legislation for a special election to replace late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka. Senate President John Cullerton supports the idea, but House Speaker Michael Madigan says it's an executive branch issue.