December 2015 Archives

Supreme Court will decide if drivers can refuse breath tests

Drivers cannot be charged with a crime for refusing to take a breath test in Illinois. However, there are 13 states where drivers can face criminal penalties if they refuse such a test. Some people argue that charging drivers for refusing to submit to a breath test is a violation of their federal constitutional rights.

Emotional needs often motivate drug use in teens

Like their counterparts across the country, Illinois teenagers might turn to drugs or alcohol to soothe unpleasant feelings and cultivate a social life. The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids warns parents that drug and alcohol use by teens arises for many reasons, and emotional needs play a significant role.

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