Residents of our state will soon have the right to carry concealed weapons in public, but that doesn't mean safety is guaranteed.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Sunday, February 10, 2013
On Feb. 19 and Feb. 22, the state will stage public hearings to discuss a new concealed carry handgun law for Illinois.
Gun control hearings will convene before an Illinois House committee later this month, says Speaker Mike Madigan, and there will be much talk about a new concealed carry law. One hearing will take place in Chicago on Feb. 22, at the Michael A. Bilandic Building in Chicago. The other will be in Springfield on Feb. 19 at the Capitol. “In light of events in recent months in Illinois and in other parts of the country, it’s appropriate and necessary that we give a full vetting to proposed state legislation on this matter," reads a statement from Madigan. "These hearings will provide an opportunity for gun-safety advocates, gun-rights supporters and members of the law enforcement community to offer their views and argue their cases to …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
In the last week, you may have missed stories about water rates, court proceedings in sex crime cases, a dealership helping a local charity, a grenade, cameras in court and other stories in Orland Park and nearby.
MONDAY New Water Rate Increases Passed by Village Board and More (Live Blog Transcript) Orland Park trustees also discussed adding space for two new houses in the Old Orland area and a new Thai restaurant at Wolf Road and 159th Street. Read our live blog transcript for a recap of the meeting. Defense: Throw Out Arrest of Drifter Accused in Sex Assault A public defender for Dennis Dodson, the drifter accused of sexually assaulting a then-83-year-old woman in Orland Park, is filing a motion to quash the arrest based on the identification of Dodson in a photo array. TUESDAY ARREST WARRANTS: Wanted in Orland Park There are warrants out for the arrest of 79 people in the 60462 area of Orland Park. PatchList: South Suburban Rental Properties …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The Orland Park Police Department bumped up their yearly purchase of ammunition to thwart growing scarcity, as gun and ammunition suppliers have seen sharp increases in purchases with debates on gun control continuing across the country.
For about the last 12 years, the Orland Park Police Department had to mostly compete with the United State Armed Forces for weapons and ammunition. But continuing talks for and against heightened gun control laws, since the December Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, has led to a new rise in gun and ammunition demand from civilians. “We’re finding that ammunition is drying up,” said Orland Park Police Chief Tim McCarthy Monday night. “There appears to be a fear that assault weapons may be banned in Illinois. I don’t know where that’s going to go, but certainly it’s all over television, all over the news and as a result the gun shops have been selling guns. They can’t get them fast enough. There are lines at the gun shows. There’s no …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
A Christmas letter to Santa asks for something that is sadly impossible.
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