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Sheriffs say they want no role in enforcing state’s assault weapon registry Sheriffs say they want no role in enforcing state’s assault weapon registry

Sheriffs say they want no role in enforcing state’s assault weapon registry

Dozens of county sheriffs in Illinois — approximately “80-ish,” per Illinois Sheriffs’ Association head Jim Kaitschuck — say they’ll refuse to enforce a provision of a new assault weapons ban that would require owners of such guns to register them with the state.

Legal protections for abortion providers, seekers poised for Pritzker’s signature Legal protections for abortion providers, seekers poised for Pritzker’s signature

Legal protections for abortion providers, seekers poised for Pritzker’s signature

Democrats in the General Assembly on Tuesday approved a wide-ranging measure aimed at shoring up Illinois’ position as a “haven” for abortion access in the Midwest, including legal protections for health care professionals and patients traveling from states where abortion access is illegal or restricted.

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