The law bars concealed weapons from schools, courthouses, government buildings, libraries and public transit but churches, mosques and synagogues must post signs.
State Sen. Dan Kotowski (D-Park Ridge) says negotiations leading to the week-old concealed-carry law in Illinois left religious groups out.
The hearing on the future of the New Life Evangelistic homeless shelter downtown has been pushed back until the fall.
Franklin County officials are waiting for a Supreme Court ruling involving a separation of church and state case in New York.
Racial graffiti, property damage at New Freedom Baptist late last month.
No injuries reported but nearby buildings suffer heat-related damage.
“My heart is hurt” says church pastor who catches perpetrators in the act.
The Madison County Coroner says the victim had extensive cardiac disease.
Rowe: “I’ve decided to let him use church law to remove me”.
An East Alton man is charged after police say he broke into a church and discharged several fire extinguishers.