Illinois Senate legislation touted as a compromise between Chicagoans weary of street violence and gun owners eager to legally carry concealed weapons elsewhere appears more restrictive than promised, according... Read »
Bill approved 52-0 by legislators. Read »
Republican Sen. Tim Bivins says the measure he and Democratic Sen. Kwame Raoul negotiated would allow Cook County authorities to deny a concealed carry permit even if an applicant passes the required background... Read »
State Rep. Brandon Phelps says lawmakers need to act fast on gun legislation or else licensed gun holders will be able to carry a gun wherever they want. Phelps and State Sen. Kwame Raoul are working together on... Watch »
Legislators wouldn't vote for a progressive income tax because they thought it represented a tax hike. Now, it would mean a tax cut for most of us. Read »
Walk a mile west on Howard Street, starting at the lake, and you'll pass through three state senate districts. Another argument for not allowing legislators to draw their own boundaries. Read »
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