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Cook County Sheriff’s Department A sampling of the more than 80 guns and assault weapons confiscated over the past seven weeks. advertisement Lawsuit Targets Gun Dealer In Cop’s Murder The parents of Chicago police officer Thomas Wortham are going after the man they say sold the murder weapon and the gun trafficker who brought it to Chicago.
advertisement School buses throughout the state could use cameras to catch people who don’t stop while they’re picking up or dropping off kids under a bill OK’d by Illinois senators on Wednesday. Lawmakers voted 36-12 in favor of the bill, which now moves to the House.
advertisement Leaders of several Chicago-area African American churches on Monday urged state lawmakers to vote against pending legislation that would allow same-sex marriage in Illinois. The group said the same legislators who frequent black churches for votes are turning a deaf ear to their opposition to the bill.
advertisement An outspoken Chicago pastor is fighting to keep Illinois the only state in the nation that prohibits its citizens from carrying concealed weapons. “Those that are concerned about pushing for concealed carry: read the papers, look at the facts, look at the blood, and wake up and care about life more than money,” Fr.
By Illinois Statehouse News In case you missed some of our videos of Illinois lawmakers in action this week – the final week of the legislative session – we’ve put together this round up. Click the links to watch.
April 25, 2012 SPRINGFIELD — Thousands of jobs in danger and $3.2-billion-dollars in lost economic activity. That’s what a study released by the Campaign for Better Health Care and the Illinois Hospital Association claims will happen if Governor Pat Quinn manages to shave $2.7-billion-dollars from the state’s Medicaid budget.
March 15, 2012 By Andrew Thomason | Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD — Lawmakers have avoided making the tough calls on major reforms, they confess are needed, in an election year — when all seats are up for grabs.
March 7, 2012 By Benjamin Yount Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD – One day after Illinois lawmakers moved concealed carry to the “to-do” list for 2012, at least 1-thousand gun owners marched on the state capitol to show their support for the legislation.
[unable to retrieve full-text content]By Anthony Brino | Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD — Illinoisans, especially those downstate, may need to bite the bullet, so to speak, as lawmakers take aim on an ammunition tax.
February 22, 2012 By Andrew Thomason | Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD — Lawmakers agree the state needs to cut spending, but few are quick to rally behind Gov. Pat Quinn ‘s spending plan that would close state facilities in many of their districts and cut Medicaid spending on many of their constituents.