June 21, 2016

Let local communities ban assault weapons

Over the last few days, all Americans have been confronted with the tragedy in Orlando. The mass slaughtering of defenseless citizens should sadden and scare, but also enrage each one of us. Aurora, Newtown, San Bernardino. Now add Orlando. Before we simply shake our heads, wring our hands, and go on about our lives, let’s do something — right here …

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June 21, 2016

Bills would give voters say over township, road district consolidation

Two state Senate bills from Lake County legislators are among the latest suggestions in the continuing debate on consolidating government services to save money. The main element in the proposals by Democratic state Sens. Melinda Bush of Grayslake and Julie Morrison of Deerfield to consolidate or dissolve townships and road districts would allow entities the choice to pursue that route …

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June 21, 2016

Illinois bills would limit mentally ill from owning guns

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois’ ability to keep guns out of the hands of people who are mentally ill or pose a danger would be strengthened under several proposals in the General Assembly, but the ideas have raised concerns among gun rights advocates. Some of the Democrat-sponsored plans would remove a person’s right to hold a Firearm Owners Identification card, which …

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June 21, 2016

State Smokes Out A New E-Cig Law

Decatur, IL – A new law in Illinois is targeting minors with electronic cigarettes or,”E-cigs”. Anyone under the age of eighteen who is caught with an E-Cig after June 1st, 2016 will be subject to a fine of $25.00 or 15 hours of of community service for the first violation. The maximum penalty is a $100.00 fine and 30 hours …

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