Bill strengthening enforcement for revoked FOID cards will head to Pritzker

Measure maintains $10 renewal fee, allows for voluntary fingerprinting to expedite renewals By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois house on Wednesday passed a Firearm Owner Identification card law change that would strengthen law enforcement’s ability to retrieve guns from those with suspended or revoked FOID cards and allow for voluntary…

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Illinois Family Violence Coordinating Council picks new co-chairs

The Illinois Family Violence Coordinating Council has two new co-chairs to the Steering Committee: Judges Maureen Schuette and Joseph G. McGraw. Schuette (left) is an associate judge in the Family Division in the 3rd Judicial Circuit, Madison County. She served as the presiding supervising judge of the Family Division from October 2017 to May 2021.…

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LCCC hoping to engage minority students during recruitment event

Lewis and Clark Community College is inviting prospective minority students to a new event on campus designed to show how the college can help them reach their academic and career goals. The LC&ME (Lewis and Clark Minority Engagement) event is free and will take place from 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, June 23, at the…

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S.M. Wilson names assistant project manager

S.M. Wilson & Co. has promoted Anna Eisenbath to assistant project manager. She will be coordinating the activities of a project to ensure schedule, financial management, document control and quality standards are met and projects are completed safely, on time and with approved budgets. Eisenbath joined S. M. Wilson five years ago as an intern…

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Juneteenth, marking slavery’s end, to become official state, federal holiday

Federal and state authorities this week authorized the naming of Juneteenth as official holidays. On Wednesday, legislation recognizing June 19, or “Juneteenth,” as a federal holiday passed overwhelmingly in the House of Representatives. The bill passed unanimously in the Senate on Tuesday. Senate Bill 475, the “Juneteenth National Independence Day Act,” passed with 415-14 votees…

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Centerstone employees chosen for Southern Illinois Leadership Institute

From left, Zachary Schumacher, Shalynn Malone and Sherry Gibbens Centerstone, a national provider of behavioral health care, has three employees chosen to participate in the Southern Illinois Leadership Institute. The institute offers emerging leaders individual leadership development, community-based service opportunities, and a broader understanding of the region’s economic, civic, and cultural drivers. The Southern Illinois…

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Energy regulatory overhaul still eludes Illinois lawmakers

Senate adjourns with no energy deal, but Harmon ‘confident’ one is still near By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate adjourned Tuesday without calling a comprehensive energy regulatory reform package for a vote. After adjournment, Senate President Don Harmon, D-Oak Park, made a statement similar to one he made June…

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Senators want EPA to enforce sewer compliance laws in Cahokia Heights

The state’s two U.S. senators want the EPA to enforce sewer compliance laws in the Metro East’s newest community. U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, chair of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water and Wildlife, and U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, are calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help…

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