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  • Quinn pulls end run on lawmakers to save top aides' jobs

    Quinn pulls end run on lawmakers to save top aides' jobs
    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn pulled an end run on state lawmakers to salvage the jobs of two Cabinet members and dodge a short-term showdown with African-American and Latino lawmakers whose support he needs to win re-election this fall.
  • Illinois looking at different concealed carry rules for Cook County

    Illinois looking at different concealed carry rules for Cook County
    SPRINGFIELD — People who want to carry a concealed weapon in Chicago and elsewhere in Cook County would get an extra layer of scrutiny under legislation being drafted in the Illinois Senate, according to the authors of the proposal. The...

    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...

    Defeated Democrats do well under Quinn

    Defeated Democrats do well under Quinn
    While the political adage holds that to the winner go the spoils, under Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, even some losers have done very well. Take Dan Seals. He failed three times to win a North Shore congressional seat, and his tax returns showed he mostly...