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  • Flood of lawsuits over concealed carry denials

     Flood of lawsuits over concealed carry denials
    After taking a firearms training course, paying a host of fees, and submitting fingerprints for a background check that he ultimately passed, Michael Thomas was puzzled when he was notified earlier this year that a special review board had denied his application for a concealed carry license.
  • Virginia makes football recruiting waves while trying to find spark on practice field

    Virginia makes football recruiting waves while trying to find spark on practice field
    CHARLOTTESVILLE — While there's no denying Virginia has work to do this preseason to attempt to position itself for a return to respectability on the football field, the Cavaliers' woes haven't seemed to hurt them much on the recruiting trail....

    Illinois' 1st concealed carry permits go in the mail

    Illinois' 1st concealed carry permits go in the mail
    If you're out at dinner next week, the person at the table next to you just might have a gun tucked under his or her coat. And it would be perfectly legal. On Friday, Illinois State Police officials said they had approved 5,000 concealed carry...

    Concealed carry: Court strikes down Illinois' ban

    Concealed carry: Court strikes down Illinois' ban
    The state of Illinois would have to allow ordinary citizens to carry weapons under a federal appeals court ruling issued today, but the judges also gave lawmakers 180 days to put their own version of the law in place. In a 2-1 decision that is a major...

    Speaker Madigan to hold two gun control hearings

    Speaker Madigan to hold two gun control hearings
    SPRINGFIELD — With Gov. Pat Quinn pressing for tougher gun laws, House Speaker Michael Madigan said today he will hold public hearings about what type of gun proposals Illinois should advance and to deal with a federal court ruling that would...