• Proposed measure would create IDOC construction need

    by  • March 14, 2013

    One firearms bill working its way through the House would enhance the penalties for certain weapons violations, but could come at a steep price for Department of Corrections. House Bill 2265 would increase penalties for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm by a street gang member. While most...

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    House gun control measures moving slowly

    by  • March 14, 2013

    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

    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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