• Springfield exploring conceal gun ordinance

    by  • May 20, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Another community is exploring a possible ordinance on concealed guns in the event state lawmakers fail to pass a law by a federal court’s deadline. Illinois lawmakers have until June 9 to legalize concealed carry after a court ruled that Illinois’ ban is unconstitutional. The (Springfield) State-Journal Register reports that alderman Tim Griffin has...

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    Quinn calls for high-capacity magazine ban

    by  • May 20, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Top democratic leaders, including Gov. Pat Quinn, are urging lawmakers to ban high-capacity ammunition magazines. Quinn, Senate President John Cullerton and State Sen. Dan Kotowski spoke Sunday at a news conference in Chicago with parents of children killed last December in a Connecticut school shooting. Kotowski introduced legislation late last week that would ban...

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    Sex offender gets 40 years

    by  • May 20, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A Mount Vernon man will be spending four decades behind bars on sexual assault charges. Albert Rainey, 39, was given 40 years behind bars on two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child. Reports state that Rainey was arrested in 2006 for acts involving a victim under the age of 13 and after filing an...

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    KC Blue Devils head to NJCAA World Series

    by  • May 20, 2013 • 0 Comments

    For the first time in school history, the Kaskaskia College Blue Devils will play in the NJCAA World Series. The Devils beat Wabash Valley 16-6 Sunday to win the North District Championship. The Devils will play Saturday at 1 p.m. CT against Midland Community College of Texas in Grand Junction, Colorado.

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