Cook County http://peoriapublicradio.org en Cook Co. Sheriff has concealed carry safety concerns http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/cook-co-sheriff-has-concealed-carry-safety-concerns <p></p><div>Illinois residents will soon be able to apply for permits to carry concealed weapons. &nbsp;Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart has safety concerns about who will be allowed to get those permits.</div><p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 21:51:58 +0000 Tony Arnold 16469 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Cook Co. Sheriff has concealed carry safety concerns Decision on Dwight Prison could come in September http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/decision-dwight-prison-could-come-september <div>The head of the Livingston County Board says it will be at least September before officials there can sign off on a plan to re-use part of the closed Dwight prison.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Board chair Marty </span>Fannin<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;says he first had to determine the county would make a profit from the housing of about 300 inmates from neighboring counties, as well as federal prisoners.&nbsp;</span></div><div> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 11:24:46 +0000 Jeff Bossert 9805 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Decision on Dwight Prison could come in September House to consider concealed-carry legislation http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/house-consider-concealed-carry-legislation <p></p><div>A measure that would allow Illinois residents to carry concealed firearms is heading to the House floor after lawmakers approved it in committee Thursday. The legislation prohibits concealed-carry in many public places, like public transit, sports arenas, schools, and street festivals. Some of these have been sticking points for gun-rights advocates, who would prefer universal carry.</div><div> Fri, 24 May 2013 12:03:31 +0000 Denise Molina & Chris Slaby 6152 at http://peoriapublicradio.org House to consider concealed-carry legislation