KEVIN HOFFMAN Reboot Illinois Suspected terrorists and people considered a threat to public safety would be barred from obtaining firearms under a bill in the Illinois House. The proposal, which has bipartisan support, was filed by state Rep. Gregory Harris, D-Chicago, on June 21, a day after the U.S. Senate rejected four gun control measures […]

New Springfield guns plan gets Rifle Association backing

Mike Riopell State-level gun legislation in response to the Orlando attacks has emerged in Illinois, led by a Chicago Democrat and more than one suburban Republican. The new proposal in Springfield would let the Illinois State Police notify the FBI if someone on a terrorist watch list applies to get a Firearm Owners Identification card […]

THE WATCHDOGS: Proposal aims to keep guns from dangerous mentally ill

WRITTEN BY FRANK MAIN AND MICK DUMKE POSTED: 12/12/2015, 10:15PM A Chicago legislator introduced legislation Friday to tighten enforcement of a law meant to keep guns out of the hands of mentally ill people who are deemed dangerous, as well as others who are barred from owning guns because they’ve been convicted of felonies or […]

New Gun Bill Introduced

No guns if you have been adjudged to be mentally ill, and no guns if you’re on the terror watch list or the no-fly list.The sponsor of a new bill, State Rep. Greg Harris (D-Chicago) says that’s just common sense.That can be a tough conversation in a place like Illinois. Click here for summary“It’s always […]

Back to School Shoes for Cornerstone Shelter Kids

Help us help some wonderful kids get new shoes for the upcoming school year whose families live at Cornerstone Community Outreach shelter.  The Santa Program is starting a shoe fundraising drive for children of Cornerstone Community Outreach so that they can go and pick out a new pair of shoes for their first day of […]

Chicago Tribune: George Sheldon to be named new chief of Illinois’ DCFS

George Sheldon may have lost his bid for Attorney General last year toPam Bondi, but his reputation as a Mr. Fix-It is intact. The Chicago Tribune is reporting that Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, a Republican, has selected the Florida Democrat as the new head of that state’s Department of Children and Family Services. Sheldon couldn’t […]

Reps. Harris and Franks to Probe Fraud and Waste

Quinn took 4 months to remove child-welfare chief By CHRISTOPHER WILLS Associated Press12:50 p.m. CST, November 15, 2011 SPRINGFIELD, Ill.— Gov. Pat Quinn took four months to remove his director of child welfare after being told state inspectors believed the man had turned a blind eye while a friend ripped off state government, and Quinn […]

CBS Investigation Into Abuse in Group Homes

Click here to watch the latest CBS Channel 2 reports on abuse in group homes