The decisions by some legal officials in Illinois come in the wake of a U.S. Court of Appeals decision that requires Illinois lawmakers to create concealed-carry legislation awaiting Gov. Quinn’s signature.
No reaction yet from Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons after state law enforcers release a statement, saying they will continue enforcing the state’s current concealed carry law.
“Continuing to criminally charge citizens for conduct that is constitutionally protected and for which charges would, ultimately, be dismissed, would be unconscionable and a terrible waste of judicial resources.”
Ann Callis has been mentioned as a potential candidate for Congress.
Authorities say Patricia Cage’s former boyfriend, Sean Starwalt, hit 4-year-old Jeremiah Bradford in the head, chest and abdomen in South Roxana in September 2010.
Madison County Coroner Steve Nonn says investigators think the victim was 82-year-old Evelyn Walker of Godfrey.
Officials are asking the public to be on high alert after a woman reported being stopped by a police impersonator in Godfrey.
Madison County investigators haven’t yet publicly identified the body discovered Friday.
Brant Walker received 1,853 votes to incumbant Tom Hoescht’s 1,779. A second write-in candidate, Jackie Morris, received 13 votes.
Twenty-one-year-old Nigel Generally of Berkeley, Mo., pleaded guilty Monday in Madison County to first-degree murder.