Illinois state law regards battery against another person as aggravated, i.e., more serious and subject to harsher penalties, if the alleged victim has a disability. A 15-year-old girl with special needs reportedly became the victim of a beating in Cook County, Illinois, last week at the hands of peers. The four girls, ages 13 through 15, now face charges of aggravated battery in connection with the alleged attack.
Moving after a divorce is a good way to start fresh. For most parents, this is a local move that won't matter much when it comes to the child custody order. If your move is going to be farther away from your current location, you need to do some homework to find out what you might need to do so you can take your children with you if you are the primary caregiver.
As a divorced resident in Illinois, you have already jumped through all of the hoops for legally ending a marriage. However, after these decisions have been made and the terms have been settled, the life circumstances that led to them may not stay the same. Will you be stuck with old, outdated terms forever?