Emotions were high yesterday as the Illinois House debated, and eventually voted down, an amendment that would grant local officials the authority to issue concealed carry permits.
The Illinois House Judiciary Committee is hosting two public hearings on gun safety this week, the first of which is today at noon.
Gov. Pat Quinn has decided to close
several state correctional facilities in addition to shutting down the Tinley Park Mental Health Center and Jacksonville Developmental Center, as we have previously reported.
how can Quinn order these shut downs after the General Assembly passed a
budget with money to keep them open? What power does Quinn have and
what powers do lawmakers have? Read more »