News Around Illinois – January 28, 2020

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Supreme Court: Domestic Violence Survivor Can Own A Gun SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Supreme Court says a woman once convicted of domestic violence is entitled to own a gun. At issue is a federal law meant to keep guns away from people convicted of domestic violence. The Illinois State Police used that to justify denying […]

Coronavirus Concerns Empty Local Stores Of Masks

URBANA – Health officials continue to say that the best protection against the novel coronavirus is hand washing and cough-covering. But if you’re looking for more protection, say in the form of a respiratory mask, you’ll be hard pressed to find one in Champaign-Urbana. On Sunday and Monday, we checked with pharmacies, big box stores, medical […]

State Lawmakers Return Tuesday

State Capitol of Illinois

[perfectpullquote align=”left” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]State of the State Address Listen Wednesday at noon on WILL-AM 580 or [/perfectpullquote] SPRINGFIELD – Illinois state lawmakers return to Springfield Tuesday to begin this year’s legislative session. The main task on the agenda this week is Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s State of the State address. He’s […]

15th District Democratic Candidates Sound Off On Impeachment

Most House Democrats voted last month in favor of impeaching President Trump. At a candidate’s forum in Charleston Sunday, three Democrats seeking to run in Illinois’ 15th Congressional District said they would have done the same — while a fourth added a qualification. John W. Hursey Jr. of Collinsville, told the audience at the Charleston […]

Duckworth Pressing For Testimony In US Impeachment Trial

US Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)

Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) is among the Democrats pressing for witness testimony at President Trump’s impeachment trial. At a weekend news conference, Duckworth cited the time she’d been a jury foreman, and said being able to see witnesses and documents was key to the process. To underscore the point, she held up a book she […]