March 14, 2013

Senate Panel Approves Assault Weapons Ban

A Senate committee approved an assault weapons ban Thursday on a party-line vote that signaled how difficult it will be for the proposal to survive in the full Senate.


Dwight Correctional Center
(Jeff Bossert/WILL)
March 14, 2013

Spreading Faith Within Prison Walls

In just over two weeks, Illinois’ only maximum-security female correctional center will close its doors. But David Taylor, who volunteers at the Dwight Correctional Center, plans to keep counseling those inmates, and many more.


March 13, 2013

Illinois Governor Wants Appeal of Concealed Carry Ruling

Gov. Pat Quinn said Wednesday that he wants the Illinois attorney general to appeal a federal court ruling that the state's last-in-the-nation concealed carry ban is unconstitutional, a move that would take it before the U.S. Supreme Court.


Homer Village Board considers mining contract
(Jeff Bossert/WILL)
March 12, 2013

Homer Board Reverses February Vote for Coal Mine

A month after trustees in Homer rejected a water contract for a proposed coal mine, trustees have reconsidered and approved the plan with Sunrise Coal on a 4-3 vote.


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