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    Appeals court denies immediate Ill. conceal-carry

    by  • August 5, 2013 • News

    CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago federal appeals court isn’t letting Illinoisans immediately tote firearms in public under the state’s fledging concealed-carry law, but says it will give the matter a speedy review. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last week turned down the emergency injunction request by gun-rights advocates who wanted Illinois gun...

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    Quinn signs three new traffic bills into law

    by  • August 5, 2013 • News

    CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn has signed three road safety bills into law, including one beefing up adult drivers’ education requirements. Another lets the Secretary of State’s office reject driver’s permits or licenses for drivers 18 years and younger who have pending citations. The law was prompted by a 15-year-old who was seriously...

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    ROE releases guidelines for free/reduced lunches, milk

    by  • August 5, 2013 • News

    Keri J. Garrett, regional superintendent of schools for Clinton, Marion and Washington counties, announced the policy Monday for free and reduced price meals and free milk for those students unable to pay the full price for meals or milk under the National School Lunch, School Breakfast and Special Milk Program (available only to students...

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    Activist urges preparation before fracking begins

    by  • August 5, 2013 • News

    As Illinois prepares to put its regulations in place for hydraulic fracturing, an opponent of the whole thing says homeowners near potential fracking sites should be prepared. The legislature and governor this year approved a set of regulations for the process, which shoots water, sand, and chemicals into the ground to force out oil...

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    New law requires schools to offer athletes insurance

    by  • August 5, 2013 • News

    A new law says Illinois schools must offer catastrophic insurance coverage for student athletes. Gov. Pat Quinn signed the law Sunday at Eisenhower High School in the Chicago suburb of Blue Island. Rasul “Rocky” Clark played football for Eisenhower until he was paralyzed from the neck down when he was tackled during a 2000...

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