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Weather service warns of ‘impactful snowfall’ in Chicagoland area on Wednesday

The National Weather Service said motorists should expect hazardous conditions on Wednesday due to “impactful” snowfall in the Chicagoland area. A hazardous weather outlook was issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) Tuesday morning for much of northeastern Illinois. The alert includes Lake and McHenry counties and says snow will move into the area late […]

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Nearly 1,700 plaintiffs file joint lawsuit against Illinois ‘assault weapons’ ban

(The Center Square) – Nearly 1,700 plaintiffs on Monday filed a new joint lawsuit against Illinois’ ban on “assault weapons” and high-capacity magazines, an attorney announced. Gov. J.B. Pritzker earlier this month enacted a law banning the sale of certain semi-automatic firearms and magazine capacities. Gun stores were immediately prohibited from selling such items to […]

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Judge blocks Illinois ‘assault weapons’ ban for more than 850 plaintiffs who filed lawsuit

A judge has issued a temporary restraining order blocking enforcement of Illinois’ “assault weapons” ban for over 850 plaintiffs that filed a lawsuit against the governor and attorney general. Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the gun ban into law last week as House Bill 5471, also known as the Protect Illinois Communities Act. Attorney Thomas DeVore […]

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Illinois judge to make ruling on temporary restraining order in ‘assault weapon’ ban lawsuit by Friday

(The Center Square) – A judge is expected to make a ruling on a temporary restraining order against Illinois’ “assault weapon” ban by the end of today. Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the gun ban into law last week as House Bill 5471, also known as the Protect Illinois Communities Act. The measure lawmakers approved bans […]

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Inspector general report shows 49 more children died in Illinois DCFS care in 2022 than prior year

(The Center Square) – A new report by an inspector general for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services shows 171 children died while in contact with the department last year, 40% more than the year prior. The 248-page report released by the Illinois Inspector General shows that in 2022, 49 more children died […]

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First lawsuits filed against Illinois’ ‘assault weapons’ ban, calling it unconstitutional

Hundreds of residents have joined the first two lawsuits filed against Governor Pritzker and other politicians over the state’s “assault weapons” ban, calling the new law unconstitutional. Attorney Thomas DeVore, a former Illinois attorney general candidate, announced that his office had filed the lawsuit in Effingham County Tuesday morning. The suit names Governor JB Pritzker, […]

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Illinois State Police report ‘dramatic decrease’ in expressway shootings, homicides in 2022

The Illinois State Police say there was a decrease in expressway shootings and homicides in 2022 compared to 2021, which they credited to increased technology efforts and a mobilization of police resources. The state police said earlier this week that Chicago area expressway shootings dropped 47% in 2022 compared to 2021. The number of non-fatal […]

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Sheriffs in 80 counties in Illinois say they will not enforce state’s ‘assault weapons’ ban

Sheriffs in approximately 80 Illinois counties say they will not enforce the state’s “assault weapons” ban, to which Governor Pritzker has responded by saying the sheriffs are guilty of “political grandstanding.” It is now illegal to buy or sell more than 170 semi-automatic firearms in Illinois. Those who owned such guns before the ban went […]

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Gov. Pritzker to police on gun ban enforcement: ‘They will do their job or won’t be in their job’

Gov. JB Pritzker warned that law enforcement “will in fact do their job” on enforcing Illinois’ new gun ban or else they “won’t be in their job” as some sheriffs have announced they will not enforce it. Some counties across the state said they will not enforce a gun ban and will not comply with […]