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Governor Rauner Approves Law To Crack Down On Gun Traffickers

CHICAGO (CBS) — Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation to dramatically increase the penalties for those caught illegally transporting guns into Illinois.

First-time offenders could face up to 20 years in prison, and repeat offenders could face up to 30 years under the new gun trafficking law, which takes effect immediately. 367 more words


Rauner To Sign Bill To Punish Trafficking Guns Into Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner will move to clamp down on rampant gun violence in Chicago Tuesday, when he signs legislation to punish people convicted of trafficking firearms into Illinois with prison sentences of up to 30 years. 231 more words


Rauner Signs Bill Creating Human Trafficking Task Force

CHICAGO (CBS) — Gov. Bruce Rauner labeled human trafficking a form of “modern day slavery” Sunday as he signed two bills targeting on a statewide level the crime of forced sexual exploitation. 206 more words


Group Launching Ad Campaign To Protect State's Road Fund

CHICAGO (CBS) — A coalition of business, labor, and construction groups has launched a statewide campaign to change the Illinois Constitution to prohibit state government from raiding its road fund whenever it needs to balance the budget. 156 more words


Illinois Lawmaker Resigns, Citing Cyber Security Problems

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A Republican state representative is resigning from the Illinois House, citing “cyber security issues.”

House Republican floor leader Rep. Ron Sandack of Downers Grove issued a statement Sunday that said he began to “re-evaluate” his role “after some cyber security issues arose.” 81 more words


Leaders Tout Measure To Secure Life Insurance Payments

CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois State Treasurer Mike Frerichs and state legislators from both parties Tuesday asked Gov. Bruce Rauner to act quickly to sign legislation that would require insurance companies to notify beneficiaries of available death benefits. 175 more words


State Senator Wants Illinois To Allow Local Assault Weapon Bans

CHICAGO (CBS) — A north suburban state lawmaker is moving forward with her push to get the state to allow local governments to decide if they want to ban assault weapons. 255 more words