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Concealed Carry Vote Today
People could be allowed to carry guns in public in as little as two weeks. Lawmakers are racing against the clock trying to get a concealed carry law on the books so they can meet a court ordered mandate. The newest bill on the table is a compromise between downstate and Chicago lawmakers that would ban people from carrying guns on public transit systems and at parks, schools, and sporting events. State reps are expected to vote on the bill today and it'll likely pass with support from both sides of the aisle.
Boy Scouts Opens Up To Gay Boys, Not Leaders
The Boys Scouts of America is opening its membership rolls for gay boys. The national organization made the announcement yesterday, clearing the way for gay boys all across Illinois and the nation to join the group. Gary Mertz, with the Mississippi Valley Council of the Boy Scouts, says he believes the policies of the BSA should reflect what's best for the children and going forward, they'll focus on instilling young people with the values of the Scout Oath of Law.
Cell Phone Ban While Driving Now Heads to Quinn
Talking on cell phones has become a normal part of life but lawmakers are trying to restrict cell phone usage in vehicles. They're moving a bill that would ban people from holding their phones while they're driving. That means drivers would have to use a hands free device or put their phone on
speaker when they want to talk. The bill passed in the senate but needs to go back to the House so state reps can approve a change. Once that's done, the bill will be headed to Governor Quinn.
Man Gets 375 Year Prison Sentence
A Rockford man has been ordered to spend 375 years behind bars. Jamie Dock was found guilty last year of robbing and raping two women at a Rockford hotel back in 2010. The Winnebago County State's Attorney announced the sentence yesterday. Dock apparently held the women at gunpoint while he committed the crimes and may have even thought he'd gotten away with it. But, he took a sip of Dr. Pepper while he was in the hotel room and detectives were able to take DNA off the can and identify Dock as the culprit.
Most Large Illinois Cities Getting Larger
Eight of the ten largest Illinois cities, including Chicago, saw population gains from July 2011 to July 2012. New figures from the U.S. Census Bureau show that only Rockford and Waukegan among the state's largest ten cities LOST population. Of Illinois cities and towns with more than ten-thousand people, Oswego in Kendall County and Country Club Hills, south of Chicago, had the biggest growth -- nearly two-percent. Chicago remains the nation's third-largest city with over two-million-700-thousand people, but lost ground to New York and Los Angeles.
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