• House gun control measures moving slowly

    by  • March 14, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Lawmakers in the Illinois House are continuing their gun control debate with not a lot of agreement reached yet. The House proceeded with “test votes” Wednesday on various aspects of gun control. Some proposals received decent support, but others failed miserably. That includes one amendment requiring everyone applying for a FOID card to first...

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    Campaign launched to slow drivers on rural roads

    by  • March 14, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The State Department of Transportation is joining the Illinois Farm Bureau and the State Police in attempting to encourage drivers to slow down on rural roads. Their campaign starts with the upcoming planting season across the state. The department says traffic accidents have been the second-leading cause of farm-related Deaths since 2008. In all,...

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    Ill. gov. wants appeal of concealed carry ruling

    by  • March 13, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Some Illinois House Republicans have shown their disapproval for the debate style the chamber recently adopted to discuss changes to Illinois’ existing conceal carry ban. Republicans Wednesday called the process malign, flawed and dilatory. It was taken up on orders from House Speaker Michael Madigan. The process addresses potential changes individually as opposed to...

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    Madigan: Gay marriage 12 votes short in House

    by  • March 13, 2013 • 0 Comments

    House Speaker Michael Madigan says passing a gay marriage bill out of the Illinois House will be “very difficult.” Madigan told reporters he backs the measure allowing same-sex couples to marry. The Senate approved it last month and it awaits a House floor vote. Lawmakers aren’t sure when they’ll call it. Madigan says the...

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