SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois House has begun debating a compromise on concealed weapons. Governor Pat Quinn says the bill would curb local firearms regulations. The debate comes just weeks before a deadline for Illinois to drop its ban on concealed weapons set by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in December.
CHICAGO (AP) - Opponents of the Chicago Board of Education's decision to close 50 schools and programs will get their day in court. A federal judge will start hearing evidence in July from parents who argue that black students and those with disabilities are unfairly affected. The school board says students are not being harmed.
CHICAGO (AP) - A legal battle over parking is heating up in Chicago. Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration has filed a lawsuit in the hopes it won't have to pay $57.8 million. A panel of independent arbitrators said the city owes that money to a private company that operates four city-owned parking garages.
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) - A Rockford man convicted of robbing and sexually assaulting two women has been sentenced to 375 years in prison. Jamie Dock was convicted of multiple counts of armed robbery and aggravated criminal sexual assault. Prosecutors alleged that both women were assaulted at gunpoint.
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