• Lawmakers are critical of Quinn budget address

    by  • March 6, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Gov. Pat Quinn says he’s going to issue an executive order later this week to eliminate or consolidate 75 state boards and commissions that are redundant. He made the announcement Wednesday during his annual budget address. He says the elimination will increase efficiency. Quinn did not detail which the boards and commissions would be...

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    Biegeleisen gets 40-years for sex assault

    by  • March 6, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A 35-year-old Shattuc man was sentenced to 40-years in prison today in Clinton County Court. Jerry W. Biegeleisen pleaded guilty Jan 22, to one count Class X predatory criminal sexual assault. In exchange for his guilty plea, four other counts of same charge were dismissed, along with two counts Class 1 felony criminal sexual...

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    Ill. House OKs amendments banning semi-auto guns

    by  • March 5, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The Illinois House has approved a series of measures that would ban semi-automatic assault weapons in Illinois. One amendment approved Tuesday would make it a felony for anyone to possess a military-style assault weapon or to have large-capacity ammunition magazines. Chicago Democratic Rep. Edward Acevedo says civilians shouldn’t have these guns because they’re made for...

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