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When can police ask a hospital to forcibly draw blood and urine samples from a suspect accused of drunk driving? It’s a legal question that’s been simmering for the last five years and now a state appeals court in Illinois is weighing in. Late last month, the Appellate Court ruled that a section of the…

Thanksgiving is around the corner and that means “Blackout Wednesday” is, too. That’s when new college students get together with friends back home and, well, drink excessively. Considering that around 40 percent of all fatal crashes in Illinois are alcohol-related, that nearly 40,000 people statewide are arrested for driving under the influence each year, and…

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