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Aurora shooting prompts efforts to tighten enforcement of Illinois gun laws Aurora shooting prompts efforts to tighten enforcement of Illinois gun laws

Aurora shooting prompts efforts to tighten enforcement of Illinois gun laws

Gov. J.B. Pritzker and some state lawmakers said Tuesday that last week’s mass shooting at an Aurora manufacturing plant will lead to efforts to tighten enforcement of the state’s gun laws. “My entire team is focused on it and has been all weekend and through today, and we’re going to make sure to make proposals that will tighten the rules around revocation of FOID cards," Pritzker said.

Is this the year ‘Tobacco 21’ breaks through to become law? Is this the year ‘Tobacco 21’ breaks through to become law?

Is this the year ‘Tobacco 21’ breaks through to become law?

Lawmakers and advocates have tried to hike the minimum age to purchase tobacco products in Illinois for three years, each time making the push first in the Senate. This session, advocates are trying a different approach. “What we’re doing this time is running it through the House first, because we have more people to deal with,” House sponsor Camille Lilly, a Democrat from...
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