IL http://peoriapublicradio.org en IL lawmaker questions Quinn’s tax credit ‘moratorium’ http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-lawmaker-questions-quinn-s-tax-credit-moratorium <p></p><div>One downstate legislator questions why legislation addressing the future of major corporations in Illinois has to come after a solution is found to the state pension crisis.&nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 21:55:18 +0000 Jeff Bossert 13105 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IL lawmaker questions Quinn’s tax credit ‘moratorium’ Cost for IL healthcare reform coming in 25-percent less than originally thought http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/cost-il-healthcare-reform-coming-25-percent-less-originally-thought <p></p><div>Small businesses and uninsured individuals awaiting next week's unveiling of Affordable Care Act insurance policies got a glimpse of how much plans will cost. &nbsp;The cost of coverage in Illinois under the federal healthcare overhaul is coming in at 25-percent less than original estimates.&nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 23:05:03 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 12420 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Cost for IL healthcare reform coming in 25-percent less than originally thought IL concealed carry talks continue http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-concealed-carry-talks-continue <p></p><div>Legislators are continuing to negotiate as they seek an agreement on concealed carry legislation.</div><p> Wed, 29 May 2013 22:46:49 +0000 Alex Rusciano 6452 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IL concealed carry talks continue IL House approves concealed carry plan http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-house-approves-concealed-carry-plan <p></p><div>The Illinois House Friday approved legislation that would let gun owners carry concealed firearms in public. &nbsp;But as IPR’s Brian Mackey reports, the governor says he'll work to "stop it in its tracks."</div><p> Fri, 24 May 2013 22:43:28 +0000 Alex Rusciano 6195 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IL House approves concealed carry plan Counties focus on mental illness, gun access http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/counties-focus-mental-illness-gun-access <p></p><div>More Illinois counties are complying with a law intended to keep guns away from people with mental illness. IPR’s Chris Slaby reports:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>An audit last year found only three county court clerks reported people with "disqualifying mental health conditions" to the Illinois State Police. &nbsp;Now, that number's up to 27.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Jessica Tramme is chief of the firearm services bureau for the Illinois State Police.</div><div>She says a change in January means judges MUST order court clerks to notify the State Police when people are found "mental defective" or "intellectually disabled."</div><p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 21:36:18 +0000 Alex Rusciano 2128 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Counties focus on mental illness, gun access