• Lawsuit filed against assault weapons ban

    by  • December 20, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A Chicago suburb that rushed to pass an assault weapons ban ahead of a new state law allowing concealed carry will now have to defend the ban after a resident filed a lawsuit. Arie Friedman argues in his lawsuit against Highland Park that he owns semi-automatic firearms and ammunition magazines for lawful purposes such...

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    ISP reminds motorist of new laws

    by  • December 20, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Illinois State Police officials issued traffic safety reminders Friday regarding the new 2014 traffic laws that become effective on January 1, and will most likely have an impact on motorists driving throughout Illinois. First, the existing legal speed limit will change from 65 mph to 70 mph on all rural interstates. The act also...

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    Winter weather and flood watch issued for region

    by  • December 20, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook, along with a flood watch for our listening area through the weekend. Freezing rain will spread northward Saturday and encompass much of central and northeast Missouri and west central Illinois. The freezing rain will turn to snow late Saturday night tapering off by daybreak...

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    Pre-lit Christmas trees recalled

    by  • December 19, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal has learned about a serious risk of fires or electric shocks caused by a specific artificial Christmas tree exclusively sold at Menards stores. The chain of stores has ordered a recall of 1,800 pre-lit Christmas trees due to a few incidents involving overheating, which could lead...

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    Thousands being asked to start over on health insurance applications

    by  • December 19, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Illinois officials are emailing and calling thousands of people, advising them to start over on their health insurance applications if they believe the federal government mistakenly referred them to Medicaid. Federal officials received more than 30,000 applications from Illinoisans who may be eligible for Medicaid, the government health program for the poor. But the...

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