7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals


Springfield's effort to reduce panhandling in the downtown area is facing a legal challenge.   While business owners say a city ordinance has worked, critics say it infringes on free speech rights.

Court Sets Arguments In Ill. Concealed Carry Case

Aug 26, 2013
Source: http://www.adamsguns.com

  A federal appeals court will hear arguments Oct. 3 over a push by gun rights advocates to let Illinois residents immediately tote firearms in public under the state's fledgling concealed-carry law. Mary Shepard and the Illinois State Rifle Association want the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to intervene after failing to sway a federal judge in East St. Louis to allow immediate concealed carry.  The Illinois Legislature passed the last-in-the-nation concealed-carry law July 9 against Gov.