News Around Illinois – February 24, 2020

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State Lawmaker Sponsoring ‘Crown Act’ In Illinois PEORIA – State Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth (D-Peoria) wants to amend the Illinois Human Rights Act to ban hairstyle discrimination. She says her Crown Act will likely come up for a vote near the end of the legislative session. The goal is to help black and Latinx women who are […]

Lawmaker Wants To Waive Concealed Carry Fee For Veterans

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SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers are considering whether to waive the concealed carry license fee for qualified veterans. The legislation, sponsored by state Rep. Mike Murphy, a Republican from Springfield, would eliminate the fee for veterans who were honorably discharged and had earned a marksmanship badge. Jason Hoffman, with the Illinois Veterans of Foreign Wars, said […]