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Illinois Senator Wants Handguns Banned From Churches

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    Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn said Wednesday he will suspend state lawmakers' pay after they missed the Tuesday deadline to deliver state pension reform. (Published Wednesday, Jul 10, 2013)

    An Illinois state senator wants to add churches to the list of places where concealed guns wouldn't be allowed.

    Park Ridge Democrat Dan Kotowski says he doesn't agree with a provision in the state's new concealed-carry law that allows guns in churches, temples or mosques. He filed an amendment to the law Monday and says he'll push for its approval.

    Gov. Quinn Suspends Illinois Lawmakers' Pay

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    Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn said Wednesday he will suspend state lawmakers' pay after they missed the Tuesday deadline to deliver state pension reform. (Published Wednesday, Jul 10, 2013)

    Illinois was the last state in the nation to approve concealed-carry legislation this month.

    Kotowski is a former gun control lobbyist.

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    He's one of a number of lawmakers seeking changes to the gun bill, although lawmakers voted to override changes that Gov. Pat Quinn proposed last week to meet a federal court deadline.

    Several other states, including Nebraska, South Carolina and North Dakota, prohibit carrying concealed guns in churches.