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‘All clear’ given after bomb threat called into Davenport Hall

URBANA – Police say there were no injuries or signs of explosives found after a bomb threat was called into Davenport Hall on the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign campus. University police issued an ‘all-clear’ Illini-Alert system message around 8:30 a.m. on Friday. Davenport Hall is located at 607 S. Mathews Avenue in Urbana.  Police […]

217 Today: Many Illinois sheriffs oppose new assault weapon ban

Friday, January 13, 2023 Today’s headlines: In their recent lame-duck session, Illinois lawmakers approved new spending including nearly $300 million to help asylum seekers. Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker criticized several suburban and downstate sheriffs for their vows not to enforce the assault weapons ban he signed this week. There is a significant increase in food waste […]

Many Illinois sheriffs oppose assault weapons ban

MACOMB — A number of sheriffs in Illinois –including those in McDonough and Knox counties — have issued statements saying they won’t enforce an assault weapons ban signed this week by Governor J.B. Pritzker. The Protect Illinois Communities Act The measure (HB 5471) became law upon the governor’s signature. It bans AR-15 style guns. However, […]

Former Congressman Rodney Davis has been hired by a lobbying firm

Former Illinois Congressman Rodney Davis has been hired as a lobbyist. The Taylorville Republican will become a managing director for Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies. In his new job, Davis will provide counsel to the firm’s government relations clients.