• Real estate agent seeks end of elected assessors

    by  • July 16, 2014

    SALEM — In what is being called a direct attempt to take away the taxpayers vote, an item has been placed on the August 5, Marion County Board agenda, once again seeking to make the supervisor of assessments office an appointed position, rather than an elected one. Reports indicate that on Tuesday Centralia real...

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    Quinn makes renewed push for assault weapons ban

    by  • July 15, 2014

    SPRINGFIELD (AP)  — Gov. Pat Quinn is making another push on gun legislation, including an assault weapons ban. The governor made an appearance Sunday on behalf of the Illinois Public Safety Act, which was introduced in the spring legislative session but not acted upon. Part of the measure is a ban on assault weapons....

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    State medical marijuana rules finalized

    by  • July 15, 2014

    SPRINGFIELD  (AP) — The rules for Illinois’ medical marijuana have been finalized, but it may be 2015 before any product is in the hands of patients.  The approval of the rules by the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules Tuesday means the process of getting patients, cultivators, and dispensers registered can begin soon. State Rep....

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    ISP to explain conceal carry applicant rejections

    by  • July 15, 2014

    SPRINGFIELD — A flurry of lawsuits from people who were rejected for concealed carry permits has prompted the Illinois State Police to announce it will require a state review board to explain to applicants why they were denied. Illinois State Police officials said Monday that the concealed carry license review board must alert applicants...

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    Mt. Vernon expands search for police chief

    by  • July 15, 2014

    MOUNT VERNON — The City of Mt. Vernon is expanding its search for a new police chief, after long-time Chief Chris  Mendenall retired back in February. As of now, the job remains vacant, so the City council on Monday opened the position to candidates outside the department. They say they’re considering any and all...

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    Campo to retire from SPD effective end of July

    by  • July 15, 2014

    SALEM — The City of Salem will be searching for a new police chief, as its current chief has submitted his notice of retirement. First hired in 2004, Chief Ron Campo submitted his notice of retirement Monday. Campo’s last day on the job will be July 28. During his time as Salem Police Chief,...

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