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Do I need an Illinois Driver's License?

I'm an international student on a J1 Visa pursuing a Master's degree at a university in Chicago. For the duration of my program I will live in Chicago, but will be leaving the US after finishing my ...
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Landlord billing me for previous tenant's charges

I have subleased a studio in Illinois, and did paperwork officially with the leasing office. The original lease was until July 31, 2019, so I signed the lease to take responsibility of the lease (and ...
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how can I get a birth certificate

My mother abandoned me when I was 4 years old and since then I have lived in the street or in temporary shelters, I want to change my life, I have survived 43 years working honestly without vices ...
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Accident involving left turn into private drive and a passing vehicle

Where does fault lie in the following situation; and what tickets if any should be issued according to Illinois Motor Vehicle Code and why? Please site IL MVC code that applies. A 3 lane (unmarked) ...
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Daughter dies at party

My 19 year old step daughter attended a party in Illinois. One kid slipped a pill in her drink which caused her to have a heart attack and die. After watching this play out, this boy didn't even ...
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Are these HOA rules legal?

Many condo associations and HOAs restrict renting to some extent. Is it legal for a condo association or HOA to allow renting, yet impose some or all of these rules: The minimum amount of rent you ...
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Illegal to leave child younger than 14 alone in Illinois?

I saw in an article a list that implied that in Illinois it is illegal for parents to leave any of their children unsupervised at any time by an adult if the child is under 14 years of age. Is this ...
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Ex Parte Communication

I was in court today on a matter pro se. After the ruling has been issued and terms set for the resolution, I left the courtroom to attend to another matter with the permission of the court. During ...
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Two Party Consent over State Lines

In Illinois, we have a two-party consent law on phone calls, requiring both parties to agree to being recorded. (Or, it seems, simply be told "This call may be recorded for ___ purposes", and you ...
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What type of 3 lane roadway is being described in 625 ILCS 5/11-709

In Illinois law 625 ILCS 5/11-709 subsection? b there is text that states the following: (b) Upon a roadway which is divided into 3 lanes and provides for two-way movement of traffic, a vehicle shall ...
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Is there a reason not to use liability insurance?

I was recently hit by a car while riding my bike home from work, and the police determined that the driver was at fault and wrote her a ticket. She is insured, and presumably has enough liability ...
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Village Sticker

Can a village issue a fine for not having a vehicle sticker without issuing a citation? The village clerk where I live issued a letter stating that if I do not pay for the over due sticker and the ...
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Registering car cosigned by another person who lives in another state

I am currently renting and working in the state of Illinois. However, I was thinking about buying a car and having my dad who lives in Michigan cosign for it. I still consider my "permanent address" ...
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What legal responsibility does a mother have to the father of her child?

Inspired by (and therefore using the same tags as) Does the father have the rights to keep the baby that the mother wants adopted? In particular, is a mother required to inform the biological father ...
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Does the father have the rights to keep the baby that the mother wants adopted?

So, I was watching an "E.R." episode, and they had this bit of dialog between a doctor who's pregnant and trying to have the child adopted when born; and adoption agency person (being "ER", the ...
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Can a non-certified individual hold firearm classes in an unincorporated part of Illinois but on a residential street?

Can a non-certified individual hold firearm classes, in an unincorporated part of Illinois, but on a residential street?
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Can you legally sell parts of a car (engine, etc.) that still has a loan on it from a bank?

Is it possible to dismantle a car and sell the parts even though the car is still on a loan in Illinois or any state? My thinking is that the car is still owned by the bank that the loan is through. ...
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Can police tow my car out of my driveway?

I have a car in working condition. The license plates expired a few months ago, and I have only driven it since then to move it around in my driveway. The local police department placed a sticker on ...
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Can a renter get a vehicle towed from an apartment parking lot?

My apartment complex, which has very limited permit parking,* also has several highly-conspicuous signs warning that unauthorized vehicles will be towed at the vehicle owner's expense. Additionally, ...
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Proper way to turn down a tenant

When screening potential tenants, what is the proper way to turn them down, and the legal implications if the tenant asks for more details? I would like my response to say as little as possible and ...
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Can expunged records be discussed by an employer during a reference check

I know that legally there is nothing wrong with disclosing all details of an expunged criminal record, and that employers are allowed to say anything that is true. However, are there any laws that ...
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What use is an expungement if it can't expunge an “Outside Department Assist” Incident Report

I was arrested by police department A, but since they didn't have jurisdiction in the area my custody was transferred to police department B. My judge tore up the prosecutors original misdemeanor ...
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Right of way: U-turn vs right turn (Illinois)

This is basically the exact same question as this question, but for Illinois, USA. I witnessed a car waiting to turn right at a red light and then began to turn during a break in traffic and was ...
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Is it legal for a company to scalp their own tickets?

Is it legal for a company to scalp their own tickets? I guess in this specific instance, the jurisdiction would be Illinois. I am curious because there seems to be evidence that the company who puts ...
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Does Rent Increases Have Any Impact On Requirement To Provide Notice To Vacate?

In the state of Illinois - I've signed a lease with a property management company. The lease says I need to give 60 days notice to vacate before the end of my lease. My lease was a 6 month lease and ...
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My friend got stabbed by her brother and can't return home

This might sound insane, because it is. My 16 year old friend living in Chicago, IL got stabbed by her drug-using brother, and her mother doesn't seem to care. She just woke up in the hospital. She's ...
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What does “No Order on Count” mean as an disposition of a charge?

I'm looking at some case histories from the Cook County, IL criminal courts, and some charges have a disposition of "No Order on Count." What might that mean?
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What does “using an electronic communication device” mean?

I was stopped for holding my phone while driving; I was listening to a podcast on speaker, and the phone was locked. In 625 ILCS 5/12-610.2, subsection (b) says A person may not operate a motor ...
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Village/City Sticker

I have several questions in regard to a citation I just received in the mail. I moved to a Chicago suburb this last year that apparently requires you to pay for a sticker for each car you own. It's ...
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If I have 2 cars is it legal for me to insure each with a different insurance company

I live in the US (Illinois). If I have 2 cars, and: For car #1, insurance company "A" has a better rate, and for car #2, insurance company "B" has a better rate. Assuming the difference in rates ...