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  • Law enforcement, legislator clash on bills aimed at addressing wrongful convictions

    Law enforcement, legislator clash on bills aimed at addressing wrongful convictions
    Less than two months into his first term, state Rep. Scott Drury introduced two bills he hoped would address a persistent failure of the state's justice system — wrongful convictions. Drury, a former federal prosecutor, represents part of Lake...
  • Ill. chief justice: Follow FOID law on mental health issues

    Ill. chief justice: Follow FOID law on mental health issues
    SPRINGFIELD — The chief justice of the Illinois Supreme Court, citing “gun-related tragedies” and the state’s debate over concealed carry, emphasized in a memo to judges throughout Illinois this week that the state must be notified...
  • Concealed-carry legislation emerges in Springfield

    Concealed-carry legislation emerges in Springfield
    SPRINGFIELD — A bill that would set up the rules to allow concealed weapons to be carried in Illinois has started moving through the state senate. The measure would require a gun owner to get a special endorsement from the Chicago police in...
  • Emanuel's latest gun crime push faces unclear future at Capitol

    Emanuel's latest gun crime push faces unclear future at Capitol
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel vowed Tuesday to use his political capital to get state lawmakers to pass tougher illegal firearm possession laws, but his plan faces a lukewarm reception from a General Assembly already facing a tableau of issues and weary of...
  • Illinois Senate concealed carry showdown: one up, one down

    Illinois Senate concealed carry showdown: one up, one down
    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Senate pressed for a compromise Tuesday to allow concealed weapons in Illinois, advancing a measure that would let Chicago keep local firearms laws like its assault weapons ban and rejecting a separate bill that would wipe...
  • General Assembly overrides governor's veto of concealed carry bill

    General Assembly overrides governor's veto of concealed carry bill
    SPRINGFIELD -- Lawmakers made Illinois the last state to allow concealed carry of firearms in two quick votes Tuesday that formalized the deepening rift between Gov. Pat Quinn and the legislature. The House and Senate voted to override Quinn's...
  • Lisa Madigan takes pass on governor's race

    Lisa Madigan takes pass on governor's race
    For months, Attorney General Lisa Madigan and her father, House Speaker Michael Madigan, brushed aside the notion that it would be a conflict of interest if she served as governor while he continued to run the General Assembly. But on Monday, she...
  • Illinois lawmakers looking to avoid 'Springfield belly'

    SPRINGFIELD --- Illinois lawmakers, long known for being unable to get a handle on the state’s finances, soon could find themselves vying to see who is “The Biggest Loser.” It's not what you might think. A Downstate legislator is...
  • Quinn taps Paul Vallas for 2014 running mate

    Quinn taps Paul Vallas for 2014 running mate
    Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has named former Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas as his Democratic running mate for next year's election. Vallas, an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor in 2002 against Rod Blagojevich, fills...
  • Thwarting Quinn, judge orders legislators paid -- with interest

    Thwarting Quinn, judge orders legislators paid -- with interest
    Dealt a loss in his attempt to wipe out lawmakers' paychecks, Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn will try to put the ruling on ice Friday as he attempts to kick up to the Illinois Supreme Court the legal question of whether his move was constitutional. Those...
  • Open thread: The weeks in review

     
    Going forward the "Weeks in Review" posts will also serve as an open comment thread on news events of the past week that either didn't get discussed on the blog or didn't get discussed enough in your opinion. You can......