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Winter Storm Watch Issued
Another winter storm is on its way to the area. A Winter Storm Watch is in effect starting Tuesday morning for the entire listening area. Snow possibly mixed with sleet will start early Tuesday and get heavy at times Tuesday afternoon before tapering off to flurries Tuesday night. When the storm is done, around six inches of snow could fall in some spots.
Second Congressional Primary Tomorrow
Voters in the 2nd Congressional District are gearing up to hit the polls. The primary election is tomorrow. Voters will decide which Democrat and which Republican will go on to compete in the general election, which is April 9th. That winner will fill the seat of former Congressman Jesse Jackson, Junior.
Gay Marriage In Committee Tomorrow
The bill to legalize gay marriage is moving in the House. State reps are scheduled to debate the bill in committee tomorrow afternoon. Governor Quinn said last week there weren't enough votes to pass the measure in
the full House. He was planning to talk to several reps with the hopes of persuading them to vote yes.
Republicans Considering Ousting Party Chairman
The Chairman of the state's GOP Party is still in hot water for expressing his support for gay marriage. Pat Brady called on lawmakers to support the proposal last month. It sparked outrage among several Republicans. Now, a panel will meet March 9th to discuss whether Brady should be fired.
Madigan Loses Appeal Over Guns
A spokesperson for state Attorney General Lisa Madigan says she has not decided whether to appeal her loss in a federal appeals court over a case that would let people carry guns in public. The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling giving the state 180 days to put into place some law allowing concealed carry. Illinois is the only state in the union that does not have some form of concealed carry. Madigan urged the state legislature to continue working on a concealed carry law while she considers an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
First Female Supreme Justice Dies
Illinois' first female Supreme Court Chief Justice has passed away. Mary Ann McMorrow died Saturday at age 83 in Chicago. She served in the state's Supreme Court from 1992 through 2006. McMorrow served three years as Chief Justice.
Quincy Man Holds World Record
A Quincy man is holding a spot in the "Guinness Book of World Records." Louis Demers is listed as the world's oldest active lifeguard. Channel Seven says the 89-year old officially made it into the record last March, but he didn't know about it until just recently. Demers has been an active lifeguard for almost 60 years.
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