Statehouse http://peoriapublicradio.org en Rep. Smith pleads not guilty to bribery charges http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/rep-smith-pleads-not-guilty-bribery-charges <p><span style="background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial;">Illinois State Representative Derrick Smith was in federal court in Chicago Wednesday pleading not guilty to bribery charges. Illinois Public Radio</span><span style="background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial;">’s Robert Wildeboer reports.</span></p><p></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:56:55 +0000 Robert Wildeboer 21882 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Rep. Smith pleads not guilty to bribery charges Police prepare for an estimated 400,000 concealed carry permit applicants http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/police-prepare-estimated-400000-concealed-carry-permit-applicants <p>Illinois State Police say they’re expecting hundreds of thousands of people to apply for permits to carry concealed weapons in 2014. As Illinois Public Radio’s Alex Keefe reports, the state begins taking general applications this weekend.</p><p></p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 23:03:56 +0000 Alex Keefe 16975 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Police prepare for an estimated 400,000 concealed carry permit applicants New Laws Restrict Private Gun Sales in 2014 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/new-laws-restrict-private-gun-sales-2014 <p>The concealed carry system isn't the only new gun law in Illinois for 2014. As Illinois Public Radio's Brian Mackey reports, there are new restrictions on how private citizens can sell firearms.</p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 22:25:45 +0000 Brian Mackey 16972 at http://peoriapublicradio.org New Laws Restrict Private Gun Sales in 2014 IL House Republican Leader To Step Down http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-house-republican-leader-step-down <p>Wednesday, Illinois House Republican Leader Tom Cross told colleagues he would soon step down. As IPR's Brian Mackey reports, there are a handful of lawmakers who've already set their sights on his job.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">House Republicans say Cross told them he'd resign as leader in October. He reportedly didn't say what his plans are, although it's widely rumored he intends to run for state treasurer.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 22:09:24 +0000 Daryl Scott 10762 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IL House Republican Leader To Step Down