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— Five months of debate, negotiation and procrastination among lawmakers led to a high stakes Friday adjournment showdown that could decide the fate of the state's most controversial and contentious issues —public pension reform, gun control,...
Clout StreetSPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Senate pressed for a compromise Tuesday to allow concealed weapons in Illinois, advancing a measure that would let Chicago keep local firearms laws like its assault weapons ban and rejecting a separate bill that would wipe...
Illinois lawmakers yesterday approved a set of rules to spell out who can carry concealed guns and where they can be carried as the state seeks to meet a court-imposed deadline to allow the practice. The bill represented a compromise that drew...
Change of SubjectWednesday's print column Talk about the Wild West. Imagine officials of more than 200 local home-rule units of government in Illinois — trustees, aldermen, councilors, commissioners, most of them part-timers — suddenly and urgently...
Gov. Pat Quinn should immediately sign the concealed carry statute passed by the General Assembly at the end of its session last week. That action by Quinn will bring to an end the dangerous uncertainty about Illinois gun law created by the 7th U.S....
— Gov. Pat Quinn, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Senate President John Cullerton decried a bill to legalize concealed firearms that is backed by powerful House Speaker Michael Madigan, contending it would invalidate strict local gun laws like Chicago's...
— An Illinois House version of legislation to allow people to carry concealed weapons that emerged Wednesday would not let Chicago have its own set of rules and could make it easier to get a permit. The latest proposal is an attempt to address...
Tags: Interior Policy, Bars and Clubs, Politics, Elections, Government
Clout StreetSPRINGFIELD — A bill that would set up the rules to allow concealed weapons to be carried in Illinois has started moving through the state senate. The measure would require a gun owner to get a special endorsement from the Chicago police in...
Tribune reporterSPRINGFIELD — The chief justice of the Illinois Supreme Court, citing “gun-related tragedies” and the state’s debate over concealed carry, emphasized in a memo to judges throughout Illinois this week that the state must be notified...
Tags: Interior Policy, Park Ridge, Justice System, Tim Bivins, Judges
Clout StreetSPRINGFIELD — People who want to carry a concealed weapon in Chicago and elsewhere in Cook County would get an extra layer of scrutiny under legislation being drafted in the Illinois Senate, according to the authors of the proposal. The...
Change of SubjectThe "Weeks in Review" feature is now an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
Less than two months into his first term, state Rep. Scott Drury introduced two bills he hoped would address a persistent failure of the state's justice system — wrongful convictions. Drury, a former federal prosecutor, represents part of Lake...
Tags: Highwood, Trials, Justice System, Crimes, Witnesses
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