• Quinn signs bill limiting lawmaker compensation

    by  • June 22, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Governor Pat Quinn today signed a new law that limits compensation for many of Illinois’ elected officials. The measure passed through both chambers this spring, with only a handful of northern representatives and one northern senator voting “no.” “The civic duty of an elected official requires a commitment to the greater good of the...

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    St. Louis alderwoman wants ban on saggy pants

    by  • June 22, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A St. Louis alderwoman wants people in the city to pull up their pants. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Alderwoman Marlene Davis is proposing legislation making it a violation to wear pants below the waist if it exposes skin or undergarments. A few other municipalities in the St. Louis area have similar laws....

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    More counties aren’t enforcing concealed carry ban

    by  • June 22, 2013 • 0 Comments

    (AP) — The roster is growing of counties where prosecutors won’t charge people with breaking the state’s law banning concealed weapons. The Decatur Herald and Review reports that Piatt County State’s Attorney Dana Rhoades says she is through prosecuting because a federal court has deemed the state’s law unconstitutional. And in Macon County, the...

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