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    Illinois leads nation in protecting animals

    by  • December 18, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Illinois is No. 1 when it comes to protecting animals, according to a new study. It’s the sixth straight year Illinois has sat atop the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s U.S. Animal Protection Law Rankings. Lora Dunn, the editor of the study, credits that to Illinois’ penalties for animal cruelty, neglect, abandonment, and fighting. Dunn...

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    State agrees to paper applications for concealed carry permits

    by  • December 18, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    State officials have changed their minds about the kind of applications they’ll accept from people who want concealed carry permits. After saying the Illinois State Police would only accept online applications, the Quinn administration says that beginning in July paper applications will also be accepted. The online application process begins next month. In similar...

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    Red Bud girl’s “kill list” posed no actual threat

    by  • December 18, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Police in southern Illinois’ Red Bud say they’ve concluded that a sixth-grade girl’s list of schoolmates she wanted to kill posed no actual threat. Reports say the unidentified girl’s so-called “kill list” involving 11 students was discovered Friday. Police investigated and have told parents there’s nothing to fear. Police and school administrators say the...

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