Tougher gun laws could mean continued prison overcrowding, not to mention hundreds of millions of dollars in state bills.
A proposal backed by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel could add nearly 3,900 inmates to the prison system. The new laws would increase minimum sentences.
Department of Corrections spokesman Tom Shaer, says the state would need at least one new prison. The prison would add $7,000,000 in operation costs.
Evangelist Franklin Graham prayed on a sidewalk outside the Pentagon Thursday after his invitation to a prayer service inside was withdrawn because of comments that insulted people of other religions. More>>
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