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Mayoral candidate Jackie Vinson outlines her vision for Danville
The April 4th ballot in Danville features two candidates for mayor: the current mayor, Rickey Williams Junior, and Jackie Vinson, the executive director of the Vermilion Housing Authority.
Judge issues restraining order against Illinois assault weapons ban
The ruling only affects 866 plaintiffs who sued to overturn the law. For the rest of the state, the ban on assault weapons remains in place.
At World Economic Forum, Pritzker plays role of Illinois’ ‘best chief marketing officer’
Governor touts accomplishments from energy and infrastructure to assault weapons ban.
Former Champaign Mayor Don Gerard hopes to return to the office.
There will be three candidates on the ballot for mayor of Champaign in the April 4th consolidated election. This first report on the Champaign mayoral
Gun lobby, stores file federal challenge to assault weapons ban, arguing it violates ‘right to keep and bear common arms’
The Illinois State Rifle Association lawsuit appears to be the first in federal court to challenge Illinois’ new weapons ban, but it is part of a burgeoning legal effort aimed at undoing the new law. Other lawsuits have been filed in state court.
Gun rights advocates file opening legal challenges to Illinois’ assault weapons ban
SPRINGFIELD – A trio of gun owners and a firearms retailer in southeastern Illinois have filed the first two lawsuits in what’s expected to be
Here’s what we know about the classified documents found at Biden’s home and office
Updated January 14, 2023 at 2:20 PM ET WASHINGTON — President Biden is facing a Department of Justice investigation after his lawyers found classified documents
Pritzker signs reproductive rights expansion
Bill expands access to abortion, gender-affirming treatments
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
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.
Bill guaranteeing workers five days of paid leave will head to governor
One hour of time off would accrue for every 40 hours worked
Gun sellers, after sales spike ahead of state assault weapons ban, say law won’t survive
But now that thousands of dollars of a Des Plaines gun shop owner’s inventory is illegal to sell, he and other retailers are navigating what steps to take next.
After frenzied ‘lame duck’ session, 103rd General Assembly is sworn in
Ceremonies held at Old State Capitol, University of Illinois Springfield