Brandon Phelps http://wuis.org en Illinois Lawmakers Want To Tweak Concealed Carry Law http://wuis.org/post/illinois-lawmakers-want-tweak-concealed-carry-law <p>Illinois lawmakers are considering amending the state's new concealed carry legislation.<br />&nbsp;<br />The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises newspapers reports (http://bit.ly/1eqxFX7 ) a series of changes are already being introduced in Springfield, even though the first concealed carry permits haven't been issued.<br />&nbsp;<br />Some of the proposals would make it easier to get a permit, while others would<br />expand the list of locations where people would be allowed to carry weapons.<br />Others would tighten restrictions.<br />&nbsp; Wed, 12 Feb 2014 19:06:48 +0000 Associated Press 18834 at http://wuis.org Illinois Lawmakers Want To Tweak Concealed Carry Law Voices In The News 2013 http://wuis.org/post/voices-news-2013 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As we get ready to welcome 2014, we thought we’d take a few minutes to reflect on some of the voices in the news this past year in Illinois state politics and government. People in the Capitol were busy with same-sex marriage, medical marijuana, and dozens of other issues. What follows are a few of the more memorable moments.</span></p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 20:43:22 +0000 Brian Mackey 16041 at http://wuis.org Voices In The News 2013 Pension Deadline Missed, Quinn Warns Consequences http://wuis.org/post/pension-deadline-missed-quinn-warns-consequences <p></p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 12:37:00 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 5489 at http://wuis.org Pension Deadline Missed, Quinn Warns Consequences Quinn Rewrites Gun Bill; Critics Question Motive http://wuis.org/post/quinn-rewrites-gun-bill-critics-question-motive <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With a week to go before a deadline requiring Illinois allow people to carry guns in public, </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Pat Quinn today vetoed the legislation that would have authorized concealed carry.&nbsp; The Democrat claims he's concerned about public safety, but he's already under fire by critics who say it's a political stunt. The measure's sponsor has already filed paperwork to override Quinn's changes.</span></p><p></p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 11:45:00 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 5151 at http://wuis.org Quinn Rewrites Gun Bill; Critics Question Motive Rep. Phelps: Quinn To Rewrite Concealed Carry Bill http://wuis.org/post/rep-phelps-quinn-rewrite-concealed-carry-bill <p></p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 12:25:22 +0000 Associated Press 5122 at http://wuis.org Rep. Phelps: Quinn To Rewrite Concealed Carry Bill Concealed Carry Permit Board Not Subject To FOIA, Open Meetings http://wuis.org/post/concealed-carry-permit-board-not-subject-foia-open-meetings <p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Georgia, 'Bitstream Charter', serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">Governor Pat Quinn says he's reviewing a measure that would lift Illinois' long-standing concealed carry ban. It took legislators months to reach a compromise, and still gun control and gun rights activists both say they're not happy.&nbsp;&nbsp; Other critics say they're upset about a lack of government transparency.</span></p><p></p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 12:41:00 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 4388 at http://wuis.org Concealed Carry Permit Board Not Subject To FOIA, Open Meetings Governor Vows To Stop House Gun Bill http://wuis.org/post/governor-vows-stop-house-gun-bill <p>The Illinois House on Friday approved legislation that would let Illinoisans carry concealed firearms. But Gov. Pat Quinn says he'll work to "stop it in its tracks."</p><p>The measure is being touted as a compromise by its sponsor, Rep. Brandon Phelps, D-Harrisburg.</p><p>"As we all know, after years of debating this issue, it is incredibly difficult, if not darn-near impossible, to come to a middle ground on this issue," Phelps said. "Every legislator on this floor has a different opinion when it comes to concealed-carry policy."</p> Fri, 24 May 2013 22:28:24 +0000 Brian Mackey 3224 at http://wuis.org Governor Vows To Stop House Gun Bill