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Illinois Supreme Court strikes down social media ban for sex offenders Illinois Supreme Court strikes down social media ban for sex offenders

Illinois Supreme Court strikes down social media ban for sex offenders

Illinois’ highest court ruled Thursday that it is unconstitutional to ban convicted sex offenders from social media sites. Conrad Allen Morger was convicted of sexually abusing a minor and sentenced to four years of probation by a court in McLean County. That came with a binding condition he not use specific internet sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
Lawmakers move to boost online sales tax compliance Lawmakers move to boost online sales tax compliance

Lawmakers move to boost online sales tax compliance

Lawmakers passed a legislative fix during the recently adjourned fall veto session which proponents say could help the state realize $380 million in annual tax revenue. Supporters say the new law will ensure the state’s full 6.25 percent sales tax rate and any locally-imposed taxes will be collected at the point of destination on sales made through online marketplaces or by remote...
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