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>>Background Checks Now Required For Gun Purchases
(Chicago, IL) -- Buying a gun in Illinois now comes with a new set of rules. A new law requires everyone to get a background check before they get their hands on a gun. And if they're buying the gun through a private seller, the seller is required to make sure the buyer is properly licensed. Governor Quinn singed the new law yesterday, hoping it'll keep guns out of the hands of criminals. The law takes effect January 1st.
>>Gun Owners Must Report Stolen Guns
(Chicago, IL) -- Gun owners have just 72-hours to report their gun lost or stolen, once they realize it's missing. The new law is aimed at taking illegal guns off the streets. Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez says the new requirement will help police crack-down on people who fail to
file reports, yet claim their gun was lost or stolen after it's been recovered from a crime scene.
>>New Law Makes Driving And Talking On Phone Illegal
(Springfield, IL) -- Drivers in Illinois have just a few months to purchase a hands free device. Come January 1st, it'll be illegal to talk on the cell phone when you're behind the wheel, unless you're using some type of Bluetooth device. Governor Quinn signed the new law on Friday, claiming it'll help cut-back on distracted driving and keep people safe on Illinois roads.
>>Body Of Indiana Woman Found In Cornfield
(Crossville, IL) -- There's been a tragic end to a missing person's report out of Poseyville, Indiana. Sandra Burkhardt's body was found in a cornfield near Crossville, Illinois Saturday night. She'd been shot four times. Police have arrested Thomas Davidson is connection with the crime, he allegedly went on a crime spree Saturday before kidnapping and killing Burkhardt. He's been charged with first-degree murder and is expected to appear in court later today.
>>Drivers Should Use Caution As School Starts
(Undated) -- Kids are lining up to head back to school and that means they'll be standing and playing near the streets, as they wait for their busses or walk to school. Drivers are encouraged to use caution and look out for the kids. They should be prepared to stop when busses are loading and unloading kids. And remember, it's illegal for anyone to speed or talk on a cell phone while driving through a school zone.
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