“Those weapons were used in Newtown, Conn. to kill children, and they were used on the parks of Chicago to shoot at children,” Quinn said.
The Illinois Senate approved the measure last February, but the measure has stalled in the House. About a dozen votes are still needed.
A bill sponsored by State Rep. Mike Zalewski (D-Riverside) would impose stricter sentences for aggravated use of a weapon and gun crimes committed by felons.
St. Louis Regional Chamber President Joe Reagan says St. Louis makes sense because of the plant sciences hub here as well as the investment ADM already has.
Judge Neil Cohen held oral arguments Wednesday. He said he’ll issue his decision by Sept. 26.
William Daley has pulled out of the race, saying that even though he had been around politics all his life, he didn’t realize how big a task being a candidate would be.
The pricey renovation project at the state Capitol caused embarrassment for financially-shaky Illinois and raised questions about how it was allowed.
The Democrat, who campaigned on the idea in 2010 told congregants Sunday that raising the minimum wage from $8.25 to $10 is a way to provide fair wages.
Governor says it’s time to go from $8.25 to $10 per hour.
Many students already start at age 6, some as early as 5, but this law brings the compulsory age down to 6. Illinois will be one of 27 states with a school age of 6.