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Testimony will resume Tuesday in the murder trial of Officer Van Dyke.

Van Dyke’s attorneys have lined up at least two more expert witnesses — one on the use of deadly force by police and the other a psychologist expected to testify about the physiological effects that police officers endure in dangerous incidents. Before Van Dyke’s attorneys wrap up their case, however, the officer himself must go…

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Medical Marijuana is Now Authorized for Opiate Patients in Illinois

Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a law allowing medical marijuana to be used as a painkiller instead of highly addictive opioids. The law the Republican signed Tuesday is effective immediately. It allows physicians to temporarily prescribe cannabis for pain relief as a means to combat a growing opioid-addiction epidemic. The Illinois Department of Public Health…

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Property Tax Discounts for Cook County Disabled Veterans

Military veterans who were disabled during service are eligible for property tax discounts based on the level of their VA rated disability. The discounts are achieved after applying for disabled veteran status with the Cook County Assessor’s Office. You can find a copy of the application at: http://www.cookcountyassessor.com/assets/forms/DisabledVeteransEx.pdf

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Beware of Chicago’s Gun Laws

Chicago has some of the most restrictive gun laws in the nation. And they are always changing. Even if you have a valid FOID or CCL, you may be at risk of violating one of Chicago’s obscure laws. LASER SITES ARE ILLEGAL Even if you legally own a handgun or rifle, you may be violating…

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