Quinn’s office said Thursday that the governor is asking President Barack Obama to declare 11 counties major disaster areas.
Downstate legislators are generally in favor of a broad concealed carry measure, whereas those from Chicago and the suburbs want a tight law.
“Until the Supreme Court of the United States has spoken, state courts are not precluded from exercising their own judgments on federal constitutional measures”
Almost 150 people have been admitted to intensive care units with the flu this season and six have died, according to state officials.
He heard from the Chicago Police Department, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office, the Illinois State Police and suburban police officers.
The last time the city reached the 500-homicide mark was in 2008. Last year Chicago had 435 homicides.
State Sen. Donne Trotter was charged Wednesday with a felony count for allegedly trying to board an aircraft with a weapon.
The justices on Monday left in place a lower court ruling that found that the state’s anti-eavesdropping law violates free speech rights.
The proposed tax angered gun-rights advocates, who predicted it would drive business from Cook County and to neighboring Indiana and Wisconsin.
Chief Justice Thomas Kilbride, writing the court’s opinion, said the additional evidence the legal standard requires must merely “tend to show” a crime was committed.