Pritzker Signs Gun Dealer Bill Into Law

Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 | By Tim Inklebarger/Wednesday Journal || @maywoodnews

Featured image: Gov. J.B. Pritzker signs a gun-dealer law at a school in Chicago on Jan. 17, as state Rep. Kathleen Willis, who sponsored the bill in the House (immediately to the left of the governor), and Broadview Mayor Katrina Thompson (second from the right of Willis) look on. | Photo provided

A bill previously vetoed by Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner to more tightly regulate gun dealers in the state of Illinois was signed Jan. 17 by newly inaugurated Gov. J.B. Pritzker.

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Local Lawmakers Push Safe Zones Immigration Bill

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 || By Tim Inklebarger/Wednesday Journal || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Mony Ruiz-Velasco, executive director of PASO. | File 

As the Trump Administration continues to ramp up arrests and deportation of undocumented immigrants across the nation, two local state lawmakers have advanced a proposal aimed at creating safe zones for them in public spaces.

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County Stiffens Penalties for Assault Weapons Ban Violators; State Toughens Pawnshop Regulations

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 || By Michael Romain  County stiffens penalties for violators of assault weapons ban The Cook County Board of Commissioners passed an amendment to the county’s Blair Holt Assault Weapons Ban at a board meeting on July 29. The amendment, sponsored by Commissioner Richard Boykin (1st), changes a section of that ban to reflect stiffer penalties for anyone caught with illegal assault … Continue reading County Stiffens Penalties for Assault Weapons Ban Violators; State Toughens Pawnshop Regulations