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Gun rights advocates file opening legal challenges to Illinois’ assault weapons ban

SPRINGFIELD – A trio of gun owners and a firearms retailer in southeastern Illinois have filed the first two lawsuits in what’s expected to be a flurry of litigation against the state’s new law banning the sale and manufacture of assault weapons in Illinois. Democratic leaders who pushed the ban had expected legal challenges. Senate […]

217 Today: Obstacles prevent many craft cannabis growers from opening

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 Today’s headlines: Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said the country is backsliding on voting rights 10 years after the Supreme Court decision to repeal parts of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Ten high schoolers from across Champaign County won scholarships on Monday in the name of Rev. Martin Luther […]

Illinois wins 4th straight, 78-60 over Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Matthew Mayer had 19 points and 10 rebounds and Illinois used a big second half to beat Minnesota 78-60 on Monday night for its fourth straight victory. Illinois pulled away in the opening five minutes of the second half with a 12-0 run to build a 47-36 lead. The Illini extended it […]