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Jun 3, 2019
Backers of the “Fix the FOID” act, which was largely a response to a mass shooting in Aurora in February, have vowed to bring back the measure for another try. Proponents say the bill is needed to strengthen background checks for gun owners and provide more funding to better enforce...
May 21, 2019
Illinois Lawyers Assistance Program helps lawyers, judges, law students and other legal professionals with mental health disorders.   The training held at two locations on June 21, 2019, will earn attorneys Professionalism/Ethics Credits including the Mental Health and Substance Abuse requirement. The volunteers will learn about:   support services and...
May 16, 2019
New legislation introduced late Wednesday afternoon in Springfield would, for the first time, require gun owners to be fingerprinted. Under the proposal, a Firearm Owners Identification Card would surge in price from $10 to $50 and the duration of the card would be cut in half from ten years to...
May 14, 2019
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May 7, 2019
Gary Martin told one employee, “If I get fired, I’m going to kill every mother*****r in here” and “I am going to blow police up.” But the employee did not report the comments because he believed that Martin “was always making ‘off the wall’ statements,” according to an official review...
May 1, 2019
May 1 is the annual observance of Law Day which provides members of the legal and educational communities with a special opportunity to work together in promoting a greater understanding and appreciation of law and the legal system among school students. The 2019 Law Day theme—Free Speech, Free Press, Free...
Apr 30, 2019
Chicago’s top prosecutor is fighting a push to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate her office’s handling of the case against actor Jussie Smollett. Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx says she’d welcome an independent probe into her office’s dismissal of felony disorderly conduct charges that accused Smollett of staging...
Apr 29, 2019
A Chicago police officer facing criminal charges over an allegedly unprovoked attack on a woman and man has been fired for a separate on-duty beating just a month earlier. The 9-0 decision by the mayor-appointed Chicago Police Board to discharge Officer Brett Kahn was noteworthy in part because two other...
Apr 17, 2019
Federal prosecutors charged 60 physicians and pharmacists Wednesday with illegally handing out opioid prescriptions in what they say is the biggest crackdown of its kind in U.S. history.   A special strike force from the U.S. Department of Justice, which led the investigation, began making arrests in five states early Wednesday....
Apr 10, 2019
Candida auris has been the subject of repeated alerts from public health officials, including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It has spread rapidly in the Chicago area since then, to the point where Illinois has about one-quarter of the cases nationwide. The disease was first found in Japan...